Believe it or not, bedsores can induce severe pain and discomfort during daily activities. Bedsores, also known as pressure sores, are usually caused by unrelieved pressure to a specific area of the skin. These bedsores are oftentimes easier to prevent than to treat.
Your doctor or other healthcare practitioners can help develop great strategies for pressure prevention, recommending personal care with at-home assistance or professional care in a hospital setting.
The key to preventing pressure sores are frequent changes in body position. By repositioning the body, you are able to avoid stress on the skin and minimize pressure on the most vulnerable areas. Other recommended strategies are enhancing your fitness by exercising daily, quitting smoking, and maintaining a healthy diet.