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Each year, millions of people throughout the world develop bedsores ranging from mild inflammation to deep wounds that involve muscle and bone. This often-painful condition usually starts with red skin that quickly blisters and deteriorates into open sores that can harbour life-threatening infection.
Bedsores are also called decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers, or pressure sores. Bedsores most often develop when constant pressure pinches tiny blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Each year, millions of people throughout the world develop bedsores ranging from mild inflammation to deep wounds that involve muscle and bone
The Cause; When skin is deprived of oxygen and nutrients for as little as an hour, areas of tissue can die and bedsores can form. Slight rubbing or friction against the skin can cause minor pressure ulcers. They can also develop when a patient stretches or bends blood vessels by slipping into a different position in a bed or chair.