Bed Sores

What are Bed Sores?

Bedsores also known as pressure ulcers or sores are damaged skin areas as well as tissue that occur when pressure is continual cutting off the circulation to parts of the body which are susceptible. The areas tend to be the skin on heels, hips and buttocks. With no blood flow that is ample these affected tissue areas die.

Individuals who live with paralysis are specially at risk as well as those who are bedridden, are unable to alter positions without help or use a wheelchair can nurture bedsores.

Bedsores start quickly, rapidly progress and often are difficult to heal. But medical professionals believe that these type wounds do not need to occur. Major preventative measures will preserve the veracity of the skin and support bedsore healing.

Regrettably, individuals who have had bedsores effectively treated have a 90% chance of them developing again. Even though these sores can be cured, there are about 60,000 deaths attributed to their complication occurring each year. When a patient’s health is weakened these sores are slow in healing. With no suitable treatment, these sores can lead to:

  • Osteomyelitis or infection of bone under the bedsore
  • Gangrene or death of tissue
  • Sepsis or poisoning of tissue or the entire body with bacterial infection
  • Other system or localized infections which slow the process of healing

Bedsores are prone to develop on parts of the body which are bony, including:

  • Back of the head
  • Ankles
  • Heels
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Lower back
  • Spine
  • Shoulder blades

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