Obesity can delay wound healing, increase the risk of infection, and lead to other complications. In this article, we'll explore the effects of obesity on wound healing and provide tips for how to help manage wounds in obese patients.
It has become widely recognized that psychological stress can affect how the immune system functions and a healthy immune system plays a crucial role in effective wound healing.
When a wound isn’t healing well on its own or responding to the body’s natural immune system, your doctor may recommend wound debridement to help restart the process.
It is imperative to educate yourself about the nature of non-healing wounds, who is most at risk, and the proper way to treat them.
If you are a smoker you are probably aware that it can have a devastating effect on your heart and lungs as well as your skin. But many don’t realize that tobacco can also prevent or slow down wound healing.
Let’s take a look at how diabetes impacts wound healing, how the disease makes the recovery process more difficult, and what you can do to help if you or a loved one is diabetic and has suffered a serious wound.