You have an open sore. You’ve washed it out, put a band-aid on it, and done everything you can to help it heal. Although you’ve taken all the correct steps, it’s just not healing as it should.
Have you talked with your doctor about it? Hard-to-heal wounds need advanced care to heal properly. What is advanced wound care? Where can you get help? Turn to a healthcare provider you can trust: NMC Health’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center.
First, let’s talk about the wound. Whether it was caused by an accident, burn, diabetes, cancer treatment, spider bite or another condition, hard-to-heal wounds may need extra attention due to:
- Drainage or increased drainage
- Redness or increased redness
- Increased pain
- Length of time – if the wound has not healed after 30 days
Talk to your primary care provider if your sore is not healing. Other conditions can affect the healing process.
If you’re living with illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, your wound may take longer to heal.
Your heart’s ability to pump blood is another reason why wounds don’t heal. Infections also impact your body’s healing process. Laying down and not moving for long periods of time can also cause sores.
If you need help with a wound that isn’t healing, it may be time to call an expert.
NMC Health’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center
The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at NMC Health is run by a team of wound-certified nurses, a full-time wound physician and wound ostomy continence nurse. This team will help you triumph over wounds you may have thought were impossible to heal.
First, they’ll help you determine the type of wound and what caused it. Our expert team will then create a treatment plan unique to you for your wound and body’s needs.
Advanced wound care looks different for everyone. Your treatment may include biologic dressings. You may need to breathe pure oxygen to help your body grow new, healthy cells faster. Dead or dying tissue may also be removed.
While advanced wound care can stop and even reverse damage caused by non-healing wounds, the complete healing process can take a long time.
Like any other health issue, consistent care is the key to slow and steady progress.
Helping Your Wound Heal
While you tend to dressings and attend follow-up appointments, you may also need to make lifestyle changes to help healing
- Proper hydration – make sure you drink lots of water to help flush out the bad stuff, get more healing oxygen to the wound, and reduce scarring
- Proper diet – follow your doctor’s recommendations on the best eating plan for healing
- Regular exercise – your body needs good blood flow to heal, so follow you doctor’s recommendations for exercise
- Sleep – a good night’s rest makes a big difference in your body’s ability to heal, so get those ZZZs
- Quit smoking/vaping – these habits reduce blood flow and limit your body’s ability to heal
Changing habits may be hard to do, but you can do it! Your health is worth it and we’re here to help you learn the steps you need to get on the right track.
Talk To Your Doctor About Seeking Advanced Wound Healing
When you’re wounds just won’t heal, NMC Health | Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center is hear to get you the top-of-the-line care you need to get the relief you deserve.
Talk to your doctor about the benefits of specialized wound healing and ask for a referral to get you the healing you need at the NMC Health Wound Center.
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