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Nutrition Is a Very Important Part of Wound Healing

Eating the right foods can help your wound heal. To heal your wound, your body will need to use more calories. Your body will need protein. It will use Vitamin A and C, and sometimes the mineral Zinc. It is important you eat a variety of foods that have the needed nutrition for wound healing. ChooseMyPlate.gov is…

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Exercise Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

We all can think of reasons not to exercise…no time, boring, hate to sweat…you know the excuses. But exercising to heal can really pay off in control of your blood sugar, if you are diabetic. It improves your heart, muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. Exercise can lower cholesterol level, provide more energy, and even give…

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Elevated Blood Sugars: How Do They Affect Wound Healing?

Constant high blood sugar levels can cause your wounds to heal slowly. It can also cause your wound to not heal. Monitor and control your blood sugar. This is one of the most important things you can do to heal your wound. Work closely with your doctor to heal your wound as quickly as possible….

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Skin Care and Wound Healing

Skin Care Do’s Check your skin daily for dryness, cracks, sores, bruises, reddened areas, and blisters. Have someone help you or check for you if you are unable to do it yourself. Treat the skin gently without stretching, tugging or pulling on it unnecessarily. Cleanse the skin with a mild, pH-balanced product. Use warm to…

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Smoking and Wound Healing

How Does Smoking Affect Wound Healing? Cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine causes your arteries to become narrow. It can also cause your arteries to go into spasm. When this happens, the oxygen and nutrients carried in your blood cannot get to your wound. Oxygen and nutrients are needed for your wound to heal. A wound that…

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Safety

Washing Your Hands Washing your hands is very important. It can help infection from spreading: At home At work At school In public Wash your hands before: Cleaning your wound and putting on your clean dressing Making food Eating Wash your hands after: Using the toilet Touching dirty wound dressings and pets Taking off your…

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