What is an Ulcer?
An ulcer is a sore on the skin or on the mucous membrane which occurs due to the decomposition of tissues. A clear infection induced by poor flow of blood, pressure, or injury is considered a skin ulcer. It is more likely an open, round area on the skin which is usually painful. It could be because of the absence of motion, which causes pressure on the tissues over time (pressure ulcer). An efficient flow of blood is important for proper healing of the wound. But during minor injuries, blood flow becomes disturbed in that area and could possibly lead to a skin ulcer with time.
It is recommended to undergo skin ulcer treatment quickly and properly otherwise there are strong chances of their transportation to other parts of the body. For a proper treatment of any type of injury, the blood flow of the patient needs to be very healthy and normal because if blood is not circulating in your whole body normally, then these types of acute injuries will take a lot of time to get healed and might lead to severe problems, which is the case of a skin ulcer.
It usually takes longer to recover from a skin ulcer. It can cause infection and other medical diseases if left unattended because an ulcer itself is a chronic problem and infection in the area affected by the ulcer could cause it to spread in the whole body which is very lethal and life-taking.
All areas of skin are susceptible to an ulcer. They are specifically frequent on the legs, mouth or lips, hips and bottom, but that is based solely on the type of skin ulcer. In most cases, an ulcer affects the legs. The number of people suffering from leg ulcers ranges approximately 3 in 1000 people. But apart from legs; feet, back, and hips are also target areas of ulcers, whereas old people usually have skin ulcers due to prolonged periods of rest resulting in bedsores/pressure ulcers.