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Adding Yoga and Meditation to Your Wound Care Regimen

POSTED ON September 21, 2016  - POSTED IN wound care

Yoga and meditation can benefit your wound care regimen.

Yoga and meditation can help address stress and anxiety as well as provide many physical benefits.

If you’re one of the 6 million or so Americans living with chronic wounds (per figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), you’re no doubt already begun a regular wound care regimen. While these vary from person to person, successful wound healing often takes a multi-faceted approach, involving several forms of therapy, such as skin grafts, topical oxygen application, or negative pressure treatments.

But did you also know that there are alternative methods? Yoga and meditation, for instance, are two approaches that can have a huge impact on your health and well-being.

9 Important Stats Surrounding Diabetes and Diabetic Wounds

POSTED ON August 26, 2016  - POSTED IN wound care

9 relevant tips for diabetic wound care.

These figures will help patients better understand diabetes and associated wound care outcomes.

Diabetes is an especially destructive condition. It knows no geographical boundaries and affects the lives of millions of men, women, and children across the globe. Diabetes can also complicate the wound healing process, thus exacerbating the condition.

There is research into diabetes being done all the time; for instance, wounds may heal slowly in these patients due to diminished electrical activity in the body. But there is so much more data available, and it’s important for patients to understand these figures to comprehend both diabetes and the associated wound care outcomes.

3 Tips for Working Alongside a Wound Care Physician

POSTED ON August 16, 2016  - POSTED IN wound care

3 tips for working with wound care physicians

Developing a strong relationship with your wound care doctor helps ensure better medical outcomes.

Approximately 7 million people in the U.S. live with chronic wounds. Treatment of these injuries can occupy months, sometimes years, of a person’s life. Plus, there are also the related costs, and treatment can add up in a short time.

The way to ensure successful outcomes and properly healed wounds rely on your interactions with wound care doctors. Knowing how to talk to these professionals and get information will safeguard your personal health. Here are three handy tips to keep in mind:

Diabetics May Have Slow-Healing Wounds Due to Electrical Currents

POSTED ON August 4, 2016  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Electical currents affect diabetic wound healing.

New study shows diabetic patients have slower healing wounds due to issues with electrical currents.

Though more than 6 million Americans live with chronic wounds (per figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this is an especially prevalent issue in diabetics. In fact a report in Healthy Cells magazine noted that diabetic patients have a 15 percent high risk of developing chronic wounds. That’s because diabetes can impede the body’s natural wound healing processes, leaving patients to deal with painful injuries like ulcers for months at a time.

Now, though, new insight into the true scope of diabetes’ impact on the body have been uncovered. And, this new knowledge could have a significant impact on future wound care regimens for diabetics.

Atlantic Cod Used as Innovative New Wound Dressing

POSTED ON July 27, 2016  - POSTED IN wound care

Atlantic Cod used in wound dressing

The Atlantic cod has been used to create a new kind of wound dressing sheet.

Over the last several months, there have been a number of impressive wound care breakthroughs courtesy of animal products. That includes a powerful foam inspired by frogs and wound dressings made from eggshells. Additionally, scientists have used Zebrafish to study the properties of skin growth. Now, fish are once again helping push the boundaries of wound healing technology. As the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported, scientists in Great Britain have used Atlantic cod scales to treat slow-healing wounds

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