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Skin ulcers generally develop because of blood flow problems frequently caused by a variety of chronic conditions. The poor blood flow results in reduced oxygenation of the site which encourages bacterial infections. Diet can be used to alleviate skin ulcers. The anti-oxidant properties of Vitamin C mean that symptoms may be improved by consuming foods such as citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, strawberries, blackcurrants and vegetables. Vitamin E rich foods such as wheat germ, nuts and seeds may also help as can zinc. A diet containing wholegrain foods, fiber and very little salt will also benefit overall health. Diabetics need to have the best glucose control possible to minimize risk of skin ulcers.
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About: Diet changes can benefit skin ulcer sufferers
Date: 25 January 2005
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