Chronic Non-Healing Wounds

What is a Chronic Non-Healing Wound?

Sometimes wounds caused by ulcers, bedsores, or wounds suffered after cancer treatment, take an inordinate amount of time to heal, if at all. Any wound that does not heal through typical treatment can be classified as a non-healing wound.

Under normal circumstances the body responds to an injury by increasing blood flow to the damaged area. Typically the blood transports all the components necessary to treat and heal the wound from the white blood cells that combat infection, platelets that promote blood clotting, phagocytes that consume germs and dead cells and the oxygen and nutrients to promote new skin growth.

There are a number of reasons that may restrict a wound’s ability to heal. Common problems are infection, bed or pressure sores, circulatory issues, cancer, cancer treatment, drugs, and even age.

The good news is that there are remedies for chronic non-healing wounds, and once you identify the problem and hopefully the source of the problem, you are well on your way to resolving the issue.


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