Healogics Blog

High Cholesterol Can Impact Your Ability to Heal

Written by Carolyn Shinn, Vice President, Clinical and Quality Process Excellence at Healogics.

How does cholesterol affect heart health?

September is National Cholesterol Education Month so it is a great time to have your cholesterol tested and learn more about how it affects your health. Cholesterol is a necessary type of fat that is part of our blood. Heredity and diet both determine the amount and type of cholesterol in your blood. 

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Topics: Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention

Men's Health Month

 

June is Men’s Health Month. We, at Healogics, are bringing awareness to the various health conditions that men suffer from, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or prostate cancer. With early detection and appropriate treatments, these conditions can be managed or even prevented.

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Topics: News, Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, Cancer, Men's Health Month

Three Steps to Protect Your Health During COVID-19

 

The average patient with a wound has three to four chronic conditions, so COVID-19 is a real threat to your health. Please follow these simple steps to protect your health.

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Topics: Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, COVID-19

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 does not get enough oxygen and nutrients may result in a wound that does not heal.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, Cancer

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.

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Topics: Diabetes, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention

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 you a better attitude! Exercise and wound healing go hand-in-hand!

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, Cancer