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Bedsores or (Decubitus Ulcers) are the result of constant pressure on the skin over a bony area as a result of lying flat and creating prolonged pressure on the area.
Patients suffering from decubitus ulcers often suffer in multiple ways. In most cases, the patient is caused to be relatively immobile as a result of another illness or condition. Therefore, the skin irritation is an aside to their primary illness or condition, yet these ulcers can create significant pain, discomfort, and can result in a life-threatening situation that is more serious than the first.
To go into greater detail, decubitus ulcers or pressure sores as they're sometimes called, are localized areas of infracted soft tissues produced by pressure. Pressure is exerted on the skin and subcutaneous tissues by the object on which the patient must rest, such as the mattress, chair seat, cast, etc. There is compression of the small nutrient vessels of the skin and underlying tissues, which results in tissue anoxia or ischemia. The cutaneous tissues become broken or destroyed, leading to progressive destruction of underlying soft tissue. Once the skin breaks, an ulcer may form, which can be painful and very slow to heal.
Medical professionals have found such a product as The Healing Formula™ a welcome treatment for these and other skin irritations. Nurses play a vital role in the prevention of decubiti and in their treatment if they occur. Of course there are many aspects to pressure ulcer recovery, including relieving the pressure on the area immediately (Flotation or Gel mattress) as well as good nutrition and hydration. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices (especially carrot, celery, and apple) while increasing protein levels (protein shakes, Ensure) to help the skin rebuild. If multi-vitamins are difficult to take, Colloidal minerals and liquid vitamins should be given.
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| There is a wealth of information available on the web, including sites like:
• The National Decubitus Foundation
• Family Caregiver Alliance
• National Family Caregivers Association