Untreated chronic wounds can limit mobility and lower quality of life.
Lower extremity ulcers affect many adults with poor circulation. While they’re fairly common, the healing process can be difficult. Even once they’re healed, they have a high recurrence rate. They take a lot of care and frequently become infected and grow, causing pain and limiting mobility. Leg ulcers rarely heal on their own, so ongoing medical treatment from a clinician might be required. Despite the complications so often associated with chronic wound healing, quality of life doesn’t have to be affected.
The American College of Physicians released new suggestions for pressure ulcer care and prevention for long-term patients.
The medical community continued to become increasingly informed about wound healing and prevention, particularly when it comes to pressure ulcers. These wounds occur when there is a breakdown of the skin caused by pressing or rubbing, typically the effect of immobility and being bedridden. Pressure ulcers are generally slow to heal and have a high risk of wound infection, making prevention and quick treatment very important. For this reason, the American College of Physicians has released updated guidelines for the proper care and prevention techniques for pressure ulcers.
These mobile apps are handy tools for wound care.
Technology has changed the way clinicians diagnose and treat conditions, from venous stasis to necrosis. Advancements in technology have also been of great use to patients, and mobile devices have proven to be useful tools. One way people can use their Smart Phones to aid the process of healing from wounds is by using mobile apps, such as these:
Oysters are a great source of zinc.
Vitamins and minerals are a key part of any well-rounded diet, and even if you eat a correct proportion of vegetables and fruits every day, it can be easy to eat too much of one while missing out completely on another. For individuals who regularly suffer from venous stasis ulcers, eating a diet that is rich in a few key nutrients is vital to reducing or even halting certain symptoms:
Leg ulcers are a common side effect of venous stasis. The condition causes blood to pool in the affected veins.
Venous stasis are common in individuals with diabetes, and are more prevalent in females than males. The condition, which is an effect of the venous wall not working at optimum levels, causes blood to pool in the affected veins, causing stasis.