Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure and Wound Healing

The Dangers of High Blood Pressure High Blood Pressure and wound healing do not go together.  Hypertension or high blood pressure is a measurement of how hard your body has to work to pump and circulate blood through the arteries.  There may be no symptoms of high blood pressure, but a severe condition can bring […] read more

On May 23rd, 2013, posted in: News and Blog by
Stop Smoking and Let Your Body Heal

Smoking and Wound Healing Do Not Go Together

Smoking Prevention to Heal Your Body Smoking and wound healing do not go together.  Why?  Because just one puff of a cigarette can further restrict much needed oxygen and blood traveling to the place of injury.  We all tend to associate cigarettes with lung disease, but did you know that smoking affects every cell in […] read more

On May 2nd, 2013, posted in: News and Blog by Tags:
Heating Pad Danger

Beware of Heating Pads During Treatment or Post Surgery

Beware: The Danger of Heating Pads Beware of heating pads – they should never be used near an open wound or after surgery. The temporary relief causes unseen damage.  Many times burning under the skin can occur, without seeing the visible signs first. Unfortunately the staff at the Wound Care Clinic sees many patients who […] read more

On April 1st, 2013, posted in: News and Blog by
Glucose in Blood

Controlling Blood Sugar for Optimum Healing

Control Blood Glucose  Controlling blood sugar is important for wound care.  High blood sugar levels tend to stiffen arteries and cause narrowing of the blood vessels, which slows down post-surgical and chronic wound healing.  This leads to the reduction of vital blood flow and oxygen directed toward the affected area(s) which the body uses during […] read more

On February 19th, 2013, posted in: News and Blog, Wound Care by
Wound Care Health Meter

Why do some wounds take so long to heal?

Wound Care Healing  There are many variables to consider when analyzing slow healing wounds such as age, status of health, lifestyle, nutrition or post-surgery. Non-closing wounds are known as ulcers, and when located at the lower leg, feet or ankles, even walking can extend the healing process due to frequent pressure. Poor blood flow to […] read more

On January 30th, 2013, posted in: News and Blog, Wound Care by