Japanese doctors have made an important new discovery in treating CLI, which impacts human blood vessels.
Peripheral artery disease is what happens when blood vessels in your limbs narrow, cutting off vital circulation. If left untreated, PAD can eventually turn into critical limb ischemia, or when arteries are blocked fully, leading to sores and ulcers.
According to the University of California Davis Vascular Center, CLI can be quite difficult to treat, as it’s hard to determine if and when limbs have regained standard blood flow.
Now, thanks to a group of researchers out of Japan, physicians may have some much-needed help when it comes to combating CLI.
Eating more grains, like this barley soup, is one way to help ensure proper nutrients.
In a recent post, we explored the importance of healthy cooking every day. Things like avoiding high-sodium food and controlling your intake of fatty foods can make a huge difference to your personal well-being. This is done not just by preventing ailments like certain cancers and cardiovascular disease but also by helping ensure proper wound healing. That advice only scratches the surface, though, and there are a slew of other pointers to help you cook the tastiest and health-friendly food.
It’s essential to have a professional and enduring relationship with your physician.
For some people, doctor’s visits only occur once a year for check-ups and the like. However, for a large percentage of Americans – especially those that cope with chronic wounds – doctor’s visits are a regular part of daily life.
This is reflected in the results of a 2013 survey from The Physicians Foundation. In that report, most people said that they were more concerned with their relationship to a doctor than the overall treatment.
Yet despite that, only 13 percent of people felt doctors cared about their health, and 12 percent believed doctors were personable. While a bulk of that improvement rests with the doctors, there are steps patients can take.
Walking is a quick and easy way to help maintain your health and wellbeing.
These days, most people are aware of the importance of exercise for both your physical and mental well-being. However, because of certain constraints – like those related to an ongoing wound care regimen – exercises like biking or lifting weights at the gym aren’t options.
That’s why walking is a great alternative exercise. Not only is it less physically demanding than some other forms, but it has a whole slew of health benefits, according to the Mayo Clinic. That list includes helping you lose weight, lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of ailments like type 2 diabetes.
The process involves a previously unseen transformation of cells essential to the wound healing process.
Scars are a particularly sore subject for most people. Not only are they aesthetically unpleasing, but some of them can prove painful. That’s why research into minimizing the appearance of scars continues to be a central priority of wound care-related research. In the last several months alone, there have been quite a few exciting such breakthroughs.
That list includes a topical film developed by a group representing the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, a compound that prevents scars from forming in the first place and important new insights into scar formation following traumatic injuries.
Today, a new development in scar management and reduction comes from a joint project by scientists at the University of California, Irvine and University of Pennsylvania.