Healogics Blog

When to Consider a Wound Care Specialist

 

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis.

Why Do Some Wounds Require Specialized Care?

Our human bodies have a remarkable ability to hea l but chronic disease , traumatic injuries and certain medications can compromise our immune systems making chronic wounds difficult to heal . In addition, i ncreased age, obesity, heart and vascular disease and cancer treatment are all factors that contribute to our in ability to heal wounds. Wh atever the cause, if a wound has not begun to heal within four weeks , it is less likely to achieve closure in the future meaning it i s time to see a wound care specialist .
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Topics: Wound Treatments & HBOT

Arterial vs. Venous Ulcers: What Are the Differences?

 

There are two types of chronic wounds often associated with cardiovascular conditions: arterial ulcers, also called ischemic ulcers, and venous ulcers, also called stasis ulcers. For people living with heart disease, both arterial and venous ulcers can form when a bruise or scrape worsens or when the skin breaks down due to poor blood supply. Conditions that affect our heart, arteries and veins also limit our blood flow. Without good circulation, the oxygen and nutrients needed for healing cannot reach our lower legs and feet. This makes it difficult for wounds to heal and can even cause wounds to form.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Heart Disease, Year of Healing, Heart Health Awareness

Healogics Raises Awareness About the Impact of Heart Health and Wound Healing

During our sixth annual Heart Health campaign, February 1 through 28, we are raising awareness of the impact heart health has on wound healing and the importance of screening for wounds especially for people living with cardiovascular disease.

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Topics: News, Heart Disease

Make 2021 The Year of Healing for Improved Immunity and Wellness

 

If your New Year’s resolution is a healthier lifestyle, you’re not alone. Diet, exercise and wellness goals are among the top five New Year’s resolutions year after year. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit close to home for many of us, as we have mourned the loss of people we love, worried over each illness, celebrated recoveries and cheered on our heroic healthcare providers. This crisis has reinforced the importance and value of good health, especially for people living with chronic wounds and compromised immune systems. Healthy habits, like good nutrition and regular exercise, greatly impact our body’s immunity. When you improve your overall wellness, you improve your ability to heal. We hope you will use these resources to make 2021 The Year of Healing.

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Topics: Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention

Patient Outcomes Improve When Patient Engagement Increases

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis.

As part of our ongoing research to improve healing rates, Healogics research reveals the significant impact of patient engagement across all stages of healing. The four factors that have been identified as having the greatest impact on whether a patient heals according to expected timelines are: Frequent/Regular Patient Visits, Preventing Stalled Wounds, Increasing Patient Engagement and Utilizing Advanced Modalities.

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Topics: News

Simple Steps to Help Wounds Heal Faster

 

Wondering how to heal wounds faster? There are a number of steps you can take. Research proves that wounds heal faster when patients stay involved in their care and follow their doctor’s advice. The most important way to help your wound heal is by keeping every scheduled appointment. However, you also need to follow good wound care practices at home.

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Topics: Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, Wound Care, Healing Over the Holidays