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Introduction to Ulcer

What is an Ulcer? An ulcer is a sore on the skin or mucous membrane that results in the destruction of local tissues. It involves the complete destruction of the uppermost layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, and partial destruction of the underlying dermis. In severe cases, the fat layer beneath the dermis may also be affected. Common Sites of Ulcer Formation Ulcers can occur on various parts of the body, but they are most commonly found in the following areas: Lower extremities (legs and feet) Stomach (gastric ulcers) Intestines (intestinal ulcers) Mouth (oral ulcers) Esophagus (esophageal ulcers) Rectum and anal canal (rectal and anal ulcers) How Does an Ulcer Form? Ulcer formation can occur due to a variety of reasons, including: Exposure to extreme environments : Heat, cold, or irritants can damage the skin or mucous membranes. Deprivation of blood and oxygen supply : Lack of movement or constant pressure on a particular part of the skin can impair blood flow and nutri