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What causes bedsores ulcer?

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You get bedsores when prolonged pressure on your skin leads to blood flow problems. You’re more likely to get them if you have a condition that makes it hard for you to move and you’re forced to lie down or sit most of the time. An example is when you’ve had surgery that requires bed rest for a long time.

From: What Is an Ulcer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Lower Extremity Ulcers.”

National Health Service U.K.: “Venous Leg Ulcer,” “Mouth Ulcers.”

Circulation Foundation: “Leg Ulcers.”

DermNet New Zealand: “Leg Ulcers CME,” “Diabetic Foot Ulcers,” “Non-sexually Acquired Genital Ulceration.”

PubMed Central: “Venous and Arterial Leg Ulcers.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Diabetic Wound Care.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bedsores (pressure sores),” “Genital Herpes,” “Peptic Ulcer,” “Osteoarthritis: Overview,” “Canker Sore,” “Depression (major depressive disorder): Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors,” “Crohn’s Disease.”

American Family Physician: “Genital Ulcers: What Causes Them?”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Corneal Ulcer.”

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Definition and Facts for Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers).”

National Osteoporosis Foundation: “What is Osteoporosis and What Causes It?”

Celiac Disease Foundation, “What Is Celiac Disease?”

Illinois Department of Public Health: “Chancroid.”

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Lower Extremity Ulcers.”

National Health Service U.K.: “Venous Leg Ulcer,” “Mouth Ulcers.”

Circulation Foundation: “Leg Ulcers.”

DermNet New Zealand: “Leg Ulcers CME,” “Diabetic Foot Ulcers,” “Non-sexually Acquired Genital Ulceration.”

PubMed Central: “Venous and Arterial Leg Ulcers.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Diabetic Wound Care.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bedsores (pressure sores),” “Genital Herpes,” “Peptic Ulcer,” “Osteoarthritis: Overview,” “Canker Sore,” “Depression (major depressive disorder): Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors,” “Crohn’s Disease.”

American Family Physician: “Genital Ulcers: What Causes Them?”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Corneal Ulcer.”

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Definition and Facts for Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers).”

National Osteoporosis Foundation: “What is Osteoporosis and What Causes It?”

Celiac Disease Foundation, “What Is Celiac Disease?”

Illinois Department of Public Health: “Chancroid.”

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

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