A bedridden patient has developed pressure ulcers. Why is protein an important part of the diet to promote wound healing?

1 Answer
Aug 14, 2018

Pressure ulcer develops because of increased Capillary Hydrostatic Pressure on the pressure point.

Protein present in plasma has a good effect in this case in preventing water to squeeze through the capillaries,b y means of its Oncotic Pressure!

So, a good protein level in your blood will try to balance this case,but frankly speaking fast and foremost remedy for pressure ulcer is to remove the source of pressure,or else it will not heal at all,so better think of bringing mobilities in a chronic bed ridden patient!