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Pressure Ulcers: What you need to knowWritten by talkhealth
Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are an injury that breaks down the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when an area of skin is placed under constant pressure. It is an injury commonly found in those who struggle to move around, such as those who are bed bound or in wheelchairs, with most occurring when a person is in hospital.
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Most of us have at least one scar on our body. When our skin needs to heal a wound caused by a burn, graze or surgical scar, it produces a protein called collagen. Collagen helps to protect and strengthen the scar as it heals. Over a period of around 3 months collagen continues to build where the tissue is damaged. This helps to increase blood flow to the scar causing it to become darker in colour and raised. Over time the collagen will start to break down which decreases the blood supply. At this point the scar will become flatter and paler. Learn more.
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