Doctors have uncovered a special stem cell that can be used to create new therapies for people with cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest global health problems of the modern era. According to data from the World Health Organization, 17.5 million people worldwide died from CVDs in 2012 alone, which was 31 percent of all deaths for that year. The disease impacts a person’s entire life, including how effectively wounds heal. That’s because, as doctors have uncovered through various studies, the narrowing of blood vessels caused by CVD means that the body can’t adequately move clotting agents and other compounds to help close wounds efficiently.
Now, though, there may be new hope for those with CVD to have more effective wound care regimens.
It’s important that clinicians have the proper medical equipment to treat obese patients.
Obesity is a fact of life for many Americans. With over a third of adults in the United States being obese, it’s a health concern that most people will have to deal with, whether they’re obese themselves or a loved one is. For many obese patients, going to the doctor is excruciating and embarrassing, and this keeps them from seeking out proper wound care or medical care.
Learn all about alginate dressings.
Alginate dressings may come up in your wound care plan in a lot of different cases. They can be used for diabetic wounds, pressure ulcers, cavity wounds, venous wounds and more, so you are likely to encounter them if you live with a chronic wound. They’re usually combined with other types of dressings, which will make your wound care supplies shopping list a little longer, but it’s worth it. Let’s take a look.
The American Diabetes Association published new guidelines for managing diabetes.
Diabetes is a widespread chronic illness that leads to dangerous complications such as heart disease and other life-taking cardiovascular issues. This is in addition to the amputations and lower quality of life experienced among the millions of Americans with diabetes. To address this epidemic, the American Diabetes Association publishes the Standards of Medical Care to provide clinicians and patients with guidance in managing the condition.
Salmon is a great heart-healthy food that can be paired with low glycemic index side dishes for a well-rounded meal.
While clinicians may have learned certain standard procedures for caring for certain diabetic wounds such as foot ulcers, a recent study found that there are differences between female and male diabetics that may play a part in what determines their best care.