A scar is the body's response to trauma, and it shows that the body is working to heal itself. Scars are composed mostly of the protein collagen, which your body uses as a foundation for healing your tissue.
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What exactly are scars?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
How can I change positions to avoid bed sores if I am immobile?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Repositioning yourself frequently is the most important part of preventing bed sores. If you're immobile and can't change positions yourself, however, a lifting device may be used. When a caregiver is repositioning you by hand, bed linens should be used instead of dragging, which can damage the skin.
Why is melasma so common during pregnancy?
Melasma also known as the "mask of pregnancy" is an increased pigmentation of the skin in response to elevated levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Women with darker completions tend to have more evidence of melasma. Some women experience Melasma in response to birth control pills that cause hormone levels to rise.
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