A 30-year-old member asked:
Is there a disase/condition/disorder that would make someone more susceptible to having pressure sores?
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Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: Pressure sores result from just that, pressure. These are typically found in bed bound patients where parts of their body are constantly in contact with a surface such as a mattress. The body's own weight causes erosion of the tissue and for a sore to develop.
Vitamin c has been shown to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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