Heart Health and Wound Healing
The heart is the center of your circulatory system, and is responsible for delivering oxygen rich blood throughout the body. Coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and other issues with the heart and vessels can hinder blood flow, oxygen and nutrition to a wound. Healogics reminds you that a healthy heart is a leading factor in wound healing.
Find a Wound Care Center® Near You
If you or a loved one is struggling with a wound that won’t heal, a Healogics Wound Care Center can help. Since there is no need for a referral, your treatment is only a click and call away.
Love Your Heart
Tips to live a heart healthy life:
At your next check-up, take off your socks and tell your doctor about any problems with your legs or feet. If you have a non-healing wound, find a local wound care center near you.
Physical activity increases the distance that people with PAD can walk without pain and helps decrease the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Eat more color.
The best way to get all of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need to keep a healthy heart is to eat a variety of colorful fruits and veggies.
Be a quitter.
Smoking is a major risk factor for PAD. Smokers may have four times the risk of PAD than nonsmokers.
The Impact of Heart Health on Wound Healing
1 in 2 Americans suffer from a cardiovascular disease. Coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease and other issues with the heart and vessels can cause blockages that obstruct the flow of blood.
Learn the Facts
Each minute, someone in the U.S. dies from a heart disease-related event.
Heart Health Resources for Patients
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Controlling Swelling with Compression Stockings
What are compression stockings? Compression stockings are made to help control swelling in the feet, ankles and lower legs. Benefits of compression stockings include helping to squeeze these areas to prevent the buildup of fluid in the tissue. This buildup of fluid can be very painful. There are many different levels of compression in these…Learn More