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The 6 Steps of the Wound Healing Process

POSTED ON September 16, 2015  - POSTED IN Wound healing

wound healing steps

Your blood cells play several roles in the healing process.

As your body engages in wound healing, a wonderful process occurs throughout each of the systems that comprise your body. According to a study published in the World Journal of Surgery, there are six wound healing stages, each of which rely on one another in order to completely close a wound. Knowing what each step involves is crucial in developing a comprehensive healing plan. 

The Best and Worst Ideas for Open Wounds

POSTED ON July 28, 2015  - POSTED IN wound care

open wound treatment

Clean gauze, mild solutions, and sterile tweezers are best for cleaning open wounds.

Using the right open wound treatment can mean the difference between quick recovery and prolonged healing, excess scars, intense pain, increased risk of infection, or more. Unfortunately, a number of misconceptions and confusions surround open wound care, mostly due to persistent common wound treatment myths and old wives’ tales.

To help set the record straight and ensure that you will have a favorable healing process, here are some of the right and wrong strategies to use when managing your open wound treatment.

Is It a Bruise or Wound? When Do You Need Treatment?

POSTED ON May 28, 2015  - POSTED IN wound care

care for bruises

Start caring for a bruise by employing the RICE method of rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

When treating an injury of any kind, it is paramount to first identify the type and severity of the wound. When determining the proper care for bruises, once identified, it is critical that the proper steps be taken to treat the injury effectively and efficiently. Depending on the type and severity of a bruise, the appropriate wound care treatment will vary.

The Immune System and Wound Healing

POSTED ON May 12, 2015  - POSTED IN Wound healing

immune function and wound heailng

Watermelon contains vitamins and nutrients that boost immune function and protect against wound infection.

Wound healing relies on a wide variety of factors, from the types of dressings you choose to use to the amount of moisture in the wound bed. In general, the substances you put in your body have a huge effect on your ability to grow new tissue, which is why eating right is so important. Your body requires vitamins, nutrients, fats, protein and other essential elements for cellular growth, movement and development. The right foods can also greatly improve your immune function, which is necessary for speedy recovery, scar minimization and defense against wound infection. Read on to learn more about nutrition and immune function, and their role in healing.

How Does Anemia Affect Wound Healing?

POSTED ON December 11, 2014  - POSTED IN Wound healing

anemia and wound healing

Sardines are one of the many foods high in iron, and they can help treat anemia for enhanced wound healing.

One’s medical status can have a massive effect on the body’s ability to recover, and anemia can be detrimental to the wound healing process. This condition, which is marked by an iron deficiency, can hinder or halt healing. However, proper care and the guidance of a clinician can help you control your iron levels and enhance the body’s ability to recover.

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