Pressure ulcers or bedsores are a big problem that increases the sufferings of the patients multifold. Apart from fighting against bedsores, they have to endure the discomfort and pain caused by the disease also. Fortunately, patients can get the relief by specially designed beds for bedsores, mattresses and Cushions.
What are Pressure Ulcers?
Prolonged contact with the surface of the bed or chair pressurises the body parts of the patients. Oxygen supply is affected and the skin starts getting damaged. Where there is more pressure, there occurs ulcers or commonly known as bed sores.
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Why ulcer or bedsores occur?
The main culprits are limited mobility, ageing skin and restricted blood supply. Apart from these, decreased sensation causing immobility, poor nutrition, circulatory problems, shearing of the skin and blood vessels are the other factors that involve in the formation of sores. The skin shears due to moisture on the bed or bed sheets because of sweating causes the skin to become too soft that leads to bedsores.
Why to use Pressure Cushions?
Pressure cushions are specially designed to relieve the pressure from the body parts and to maintain a continuous flow of blood in the body. Low tech pressure cushions provide relief to the patients suffering from low or medium level of ulcers.