Factors That Affect Healing

When a wound takes time to heal, it is probably been infected, though all wounds have few bacteria in them but if the wound is colonized with bacteria then it will slow down the healing process. If you notice the skin around the wound turns red and there is pus accompanied by a foul smelling odor, then it is likely an infection.

When you have wounds in your leg that takes time to heal, you probably have a poor peripheral circulation, the blood flow in your arms and legs are impaired, Diabetes can be a factor, the healing is compromised and the wound may become ulcers.

Nutrition can also play an important role in wound healing. Food that is rich in Vitamin C, Zinc and protein is encouraged to promote a speedy wound recovery.
And let’s not forget to sleep and rest for our body to relax and rejuvenate.

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