Good nutrition is important to the wound treatment process, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Clinicians know the importance of nutrition in the wound healing process. That’s because maintaining the right nutritional levels helps, according to the Mayo Clinic. In addition, a study entitled “Chronic Wound Healing: A Review of Current Management and Treatments” reported that “the systemic optimization of nutritional status should be evaluated in wound healing. Numerous nutrients have proven to be important in wound healing.”
In the treatment of wounds, the role of zinc in wound care still needs to be investigated.
In the treatment of wounds, the role of zinc in the wound healing process has been highly debated.
There are reports and research on the use of the mineral as both a nutritional supplement and as a topical application in the service of wound care. Both present conflicting conclusions.
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.
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.