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Smoking and Wound Healing

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?

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

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