Hyperbaric therapy is a less-common wound healing treatment that some patients may want to explore.
Those suffering from chronic wounds become accustomed to a wound care regimen, normally at the guidance of their clinician. There are bandages to change, and a patient may require assistance in keeping the wound area clean and dry. To expedite wound healing, patients – with a clinician’s advice – often look to different kinds of treatments or bandages to help them feel healthier more quickly. Some, like yoga and exercise, take a more holistic approach, involving the whole body while others focus solely on the wound itself.
Cigarette smoke is not good for wound healing.
Many Americans are cigarette smokers, despite health warnings and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection. According to the government organization, cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, and increases the risk of coronary disease and lung cancer, among other conditions. Nicotine is also extremely addictive, and many smokers find it very difficult to quit smoking. Now, according to a new laboratory test conducted by British American Tobacco, the smoke from traditional, tobacco cigarettes can also disrupt wound healing.
Imaging has been an important medical tool, but can it also play an important role in wound care?
Imaging has become an important component of the medical industry, particularly since the development of more sophisticated imaging techniques like magnetic resonance and ultrasound. But does it have a role in wound care?
A rise in diabetes has prompted an exploration of new treatment options for diabetic wounds.
The number of cases of diabetes in the U.S. is on the rise, which is also increasing the number of cases of diabetic wounds. But clinicians are meeting the challenge with new approaches to diabetic wound care.
Smiling and positive thinking may help a person feel better.
In the acute stages of wound care, a patient is most concerned with ensuring the area is treated by a clinician, cleaned, dressed and bandaged appropriately. After that, he or she can continue to follow care guidelines as outlined by said clinician. However, the wound site or the overall body may experience some discomfort during healing, and it can be difficult for some patients to overcome the kind of negative feelings they may experience.