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.
A new therapy called Aurix promises to improve tissue regrowth for painful ulcers.
Perhaps of all the many recent advancements in the wound care industry, there is one trend that’s proved most intriguing. Over the last few years, a number of research teams have created advanced solutions for wound healing with material taken directly from the patient.
For instance, one scientist from Lehigh University is using skin cells to help create longer lasting grafts. At the same time, a team from Michigan created a special mix of polymer and stem cells to regrow bones. Doctors in China have even found stem cells in skin appendages, and that will lead to new therapies to help with chronic wounds.
Today, another important solution takes a huge step from research to approval for wide-scale use.
A new hydrogel has been developed that can be applied and removed in no time flat.
Whether on city streets or the battlefield, traumatic injuries are a massive threat to large swathes of Americans. According to some estimates from the Amputee Coalition, of the 2 million people in the U.S. who live with limb loss, 45 percent of those cases were the result of trauma, and another 185,000 amputations occur every single year.
In order to better prevent these injuries, the U.S. military and several private organizations have come up with a slew of handy wound care devices. For instance, the Food and Drug Administration had a hand in creating XSTAT 30, a revolutionary new form of wound dressing. Around the same time, the Office of Naval Research created a special wound wrap to prevent amputations.
Today, another important tool for treating these traumatic injuries is unveiled courtesy of a team from Boston University.
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.