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    faypj
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    what factors contribute to pressure sores

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    witchway
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    Staying in one position for a prolonged time. Pohibits the blood flow to that particular area and the skin starts to breakdown.


    michmar118
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    What witchway says is true, but you must also essentially consider the patients underlying medical issues, especially  diabetes and heart disease/impaired blood flow throughout the body. There are others I'm sure, but I'm not an expert. Consistent and frequent repositioning of the body, up and ambulatory/walking if possible  (for better blood circulation)  and proper, attentive care  given  by care-givers as well as doctors  given at the first signs of a bed sore can manage it well or even stave it off.  Best of luck.


    chelleanne
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    Click > Bedsores (Pressure sores): Causes - MayoClinic.com



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