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.

Slow Healing Wounds and Diabetes


A wound is painful and sometimes unbearable, people with diabetes who have this have to deal with it for a long time. When a person has diabetes there is decreased blood flow, and the immune cells do not work correctly making it harder for the body to heal a wound. This may lead to amputation of the affected part, most commonly your foot because sometimes it gets neglected.

Nobody wants to lose anything, if you do not want to end this way, you need to make sure you will not have a wound. Do necessary steps such as washing and checking your feet every day, keeping your feet dry, and being careful when you are trimming your nails. If you do get a wound, go to your physician immediately to have it checked. Living with diabetes is hard, but living with an amputated
foot because of it is even harder.