Bedsores are not a pleasant topic. But they can be a fact of life for anyone who canít care for themselves, from an ailing parent confined to a wheelchair to a bedridden friend facing an extended recuperation from an accident or chronic condition. Also called pressure ulcers, bedsores are caused by constant pressure on part of the body, usually on areas that cover a bony area, such as the lower back, hips, buttocks, and heels. Under this unrelenting pressure, tissue is starved of oxygen and nutrients. While bedsores are usually the unwelcome bedfellows of more serious health concerns, they are no trivial matter. The biggest complication of bedsores is infection. The infection can spread throughout the skin, bone, or even the bloodstream, which can be extremely serious. Therefore, here are some tips that you can consider to adopt to treat and prevent bedsores.
Raymond Lee is one of the foremost experts in the health and fitness industry and is the Founder of Bodyfixes Group specializing in body health, muscle development and dieting. He is currently the author of the latest edition of "Neck Exercises and Workouts." Visit http://www.bodyfixes.com for more information.
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