Make 2021 Your Year Of Healing
We’re here to help you heal. If you are living with a chronic wound, or have health conditions that put you at risk for wounds, it’s important to know the facts. Non-healing wounds can lead to infection, hospitalization and amputation. Learn more about at-risk conditions and the ways specialized wound care can prevent complications, including amputation.
September Is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month
Early Signs Of PAD Include Non-Healing Wounds And Late-Stage Consequences Include Amputation
- Nearly 10 million Americans are living with PAD
- 25% of people living with late-stage PAD may require an amputation within one year
- 40% of those with PAD experience non symptoms or leg pain until a wound fails to heal
PAD Facts at a Glance
We are joining the American Heart Association’s (AHA) initiative to reduce amputations by 20% by 2030 through increased PAD awareness, diagnosis and treatment. Read the AHA PAD Statement. Please join us by learning more about PAD and chronic wounds.
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Age above 65 years
Signs and Symptoms
- Pain or cramps while walking or exercising
- Decreased hair growth on the feet or legs
- Lower legs and feet that are cool to touch
- Skin on the lower legs and feet is shiny
Signs and Symptoms Continued
- Legs and feet appear pale when raised
- Legs and feet appear bluish/purplish when hanging down
- Weak or absent pulses in the legs or feet
- Numbness or tingling in the feet and legs
- A sore or wound on your legs, ankles, feet or toes that does not heal
Prevention and Treatment
- Stop Smoking
- Exercise often
- Follow a low-fat diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Control your blood sugar
- Monitor your blood pressure
- Check for wounds every day
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Toolkit
Foot Health & Preventing Wounds
Find out who is most at risk for common types of foot ulcers and how to prevent them.
Advanced Wound Care Treatments
Learn more about the advanced wound care treatments that can help chronic wounds heal faster.
Arterial and Venous Ulcers
Understand the risks of arterial and venous ulcers, learn steps to prevent them and options for treatment.
Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs)
Understand the risks of diabetic foot ulcers, learn steps to prevent them and options for treatment.
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Healogics is the expert in wound healing. Over the past 20 years, we have treated over 300,000 patients each year and healed over 4 million wounds. Wound care is what our specialists do all day, every day. We are ready to see you at one of our 600+ Wound Care Centers® across the country.