Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Venous leg ulcers can occur in both men and women; and may develop as a result of any injury to the leg or conditions such as varicose vein, blood clot in the leg, multiple pregnancies, overweight and standing for long periods of time (e.g., job related situations).

Pressure ulcers or bedsores are caused by constant pressure that damages the skin and underlying tissue. They can develop in a very short time period and take longer to heal. They may have a huge impact on your every day life, as normal activities can be restricted while the ulcer heals.

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions, affecting 2.3 million Canadians over the age of four. Although most people with asthma can gain good asthma control, many do not.

A crisis is an emotional upset that is caused by an unexpected event such as the death of a loved one, a divorce, the loss of a job, an illness or a family conflict. A crisis may leave you feeling helpless and unable to cope.

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