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When Is Amputation Necessary?

POSTED ON July 25, 2014  - POSTED IN wound care

conditions that result in amputation

Sometimes life threatening diseases can result in amputation.

The sheer thought of amputation can be difficult to contemplate, but the fact of the matter is that it’s sometimes the only solution. According to the Amputee Coalition, there are currently 2 million people living in the U.S. with limb loss, and an estimated 185,000 amputations are performed annually. There is a variety of ailments that can result in amputation, so it’s important that you know which wound care methods are best for a speedy recovery.

Plantains to Heal Diabetic Wounds?

POSTED ON February 18, 2014  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

plantains

Plantain extract may be a good supplement for diabetics.

Although there are a number of different dressing types that can be used to treat diabetic wounds, many clinicians also recommend a healthy diet to maintain optimum wellness in patients. Eating well-rounded snacks and meals can help keep circulation as functioning as possible, and certain fruits and vegetables are great for this.

Wound Healing with the Flu

POSTED ON February 17, 2014  - POSTED IN Infection, Wound healing

flu

The flu can cause wounds to heal at a much slower rate.

Although some infected wounds can produce flu-like symptoms, numerous individuals who get a diabetic ulcer, chronic wound or the like during flu season may be battling with a independent fever, cough or cold prior to the wound becoming present. Wound care with a suppressed immune system can prompt the need for unique wound care. Here are a few ideas:

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