Bedsores (Decubitus Ulcers) – Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention


What are Bedsores (Decubitus Ulcers)? Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are damaged skin areas that can occur in people who: Were for long periods confined to bed Are unable to move for short periods, particularly if they are thin or have diseases of the blood vessels or neurological conditions Using a wheelchair or bedside chair (a chair that lets a patient sit upright next to the bed) Bedsores are common in people in hospitals and nursing homes and at home care giving individuals. Bedsores shape where…

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