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Who is at Risk of Developing Pressure Ulcers?

Pressure ulcers are uncomfortable wounds that are commonly associated with the elderly and infirm, but it is important to know that they can affect anyone under certain conditions. Understanding how they develop as well as their main risk factors helps determine who is most vulnerable to them. This is key to pressure ulcer treatment, arming health care professionals and patients alike with the knowledge needed to prevent development and degradation of pressure-related wounds. Continue reading

Pressure Ulcer Products: Easing Discomfort at Home

Pressure ulcers are painful injuries that can range in severity from sensitive areas of skin to open lesions that require surgery. They are sadly common in older populations and disproportionately affect those who are sedentary for long periods of time. As you might expect, therefore, many patients who are admitted to hospitals for fairly long stays or those in nursing homes are at increased risk of developing new pressure ulcers. Continue reading

What is a Pressure Ulcer?

Pressure ulcers – also referred to as bedsores or pressure sores – are wounds that develop due to tissue damage caused by friction, shear, and pressure on vulnerable areas of the body. They can affect the skin and underlying tissue, causing discomfort and pain. In severe cases, pressure ulcers can extend through the muscle as deep as the bone which can lead to further complications. Continue reading

Introducing Parafricta Low-Friction Fabric

Pressure ulcers (or bedsores) are severely uncomfortable injuries, typically caused by sustained pressure, coupled with friction and shear, on an area of your body. Although they can affect anyone, people who sit in wheelchairs for long periods, or who are confined to bed are at a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers. Parafricta low-friction fabric is designed to prevent pressure- and friction-related injuries from forming and to help with the healing process. Continue reading

How to Treat Pressure Ulcers?

Pressure ulcers develop on parts of the body that are put under sustained pressure or friction, often affecting people with restricted mobility. They typically start out as a discolored area of skin that may be itchy or sore to the touch. This is what medical professionals refer to as a category one pressure ulcer. Continue reading

Easing Bed Sores with Low-Friction Fabric

Easing bed sores can be extremely difficult for people with restricted mobility. Common wisdom suggests that movement is the best medicine for relieving pressure on affected areas, which is one of the main causes of the condition. This can be a challenge for people who are bedridden, or who use a wheelchair for extended periods of the day. Also, movement can actually aggravate wounds and contribute to the formation of more severe bed sores. Low-friction fabrics subsequently form the basis of most products recommended for bed sore prevention and treatment. Continue reading

Bed Sore Care: Low-Friction Garments

Treating bed sores can feel like a constant responsibility. Depending on the extent of the sore and the patient’s individual risk factors – including age and any underlying medical conditions – daily care routines can be extensive. New interventions and treatments aim to recognise higher risk patients as early as possible to reduce the risk of bed sores developing. Many of these solutions can also be used to treat existing conditions and accelerate recovery times. Continue reading

What Are Bed Sores and How are they Treated at Home?

Caring for bed sores can be demanding but maintaining a good care regimen is key to preventing more serious conditions from developing. Several different terms are used to define bed sores (decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers, etc.), but each of these defines the same underlying condition. They refer to an area of skin that has been weakened or broken by a combination of rubbing and sustained pressure. The simplest method for reducing the risk of bed sores developing, therefore, is moving carefully and often to protect vulnerable areas from such conditions. However, the simplest method is not always the easiest. Continue reading