Pressure Care

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Pressure ulcers which are also called pressure sores or bed sores impact on daily life with nearly ½ million new pressure ulcers being diagnosed each year in the UK. Early signs of the risk of pressure ulcers developing include a reddeni...

Pressure ulcers which are also called pressure sores or bed sores impact on daily life with nearly ½ million new pressure ulcers being diagnosed each year in the UK. Early signs of the risk of pressure ulcers developing include a reddening or darkening of skin colour, blistering, and/ or the skin feeling hot or cold to the touch. We stock the widest range of products to minimise and alleviate pressure sores including mattress toppers, booties, heel protectors, pressure pillows and specially designed pillows all in a range of materials to suit needs and preferences including memory foam and wool. Pressure sores are caused by a variety of factors including poor circulation, moist skin (due to continence problems or a weeping wound) and problems with movement which result in a lack of oxygen to underlying tissues. Weight gain or loss, dehydration, previous tissue damage and reduced physical prompts to move (as a result of nerve damage or diabetes) can be risk factors for pressure ulcers.