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How Does Diabetes Affect Wound Healing?

Wounds of a diabetic person take a long time to recover, which aggravate the possibility of the person getting infected and thus increasing other medical complexities. A diabetic person who can control his diabetics can enhance wound recovery and make himself resistant to chronic infections.

Diabetes and wound healing

Small cuts or burns which are normally ignored by people can cause serious problems for diabetic person and a diabetic should take care of these minor injuries. Infection takes place in the case when a diabetic is injured because the injury in diabetic took a very long to recover and mostly it does not heal at all https://BioFlex.pk.

We should all know that infection can be very chronic and life taking if it is not taken care of because it can grow or proliferate from its starting area to surroundings and even in the whole body. If the healing is slow, it can affect a person’s health very badly even if the infection does not occur.

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Prevention is better than treatment so diabetic people should maintain their blood sugar levels and visit the doctor regularly, which can decrease the risks of foot ulcer and can eliminate the risk of slow-healing wounds https://www.youtube.com/user/BioFlexLaserTherapy.Around 1 in 4 diabetic people will develop foot ulcer according to recent estimation. Foot ulcers are very damaging because it results in foot amputation. Diabetes cause around 230 amputations in USA reported by the American Journal of managed care (AMJC).

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Causes

Diabetes disables the body to make insulin or makes it resistant to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that produces energy by permitting the cells to take and utilize glucose from the bloodstream https://BioFlex.pk.The function of white blood cells become disabled completely if the blood glucose level remains high most of the times. White blood cells play a crucial role in the body’s immune system. If they don’t work properly, they will reduce the body’s ability to oppose the bacterial invasion in the body and close wounds.

Proper blood flow in the body is very important for the body to perform functions but diabetics mostly have improper blood flow thus blood does not flow quickly and wounds do not get proper nutrients, as a result, injuries take very long to heal or do not heal.

Apart from many other impairments, diabetes also causes nerve damage or neuropathy, which influences the recovery or healing of wounds https://BioFlex.pk. Neuropathy is basically caused by fluctuating blood glucose level resulting in immobilization of sensations in that particular area. It means that diabetics suffering from trauma are not familiar with the impairment and infection risk that increased due to the lack of healing process.

Type 1 or type 2 diabetic patients are more susceptible to bacterial infection in the wounded area

Risks Factors are:

  • Abnormal sweating
  • Scaly and dry skin
  • Infection in toenail
  • Foot impairments like the charcoal foot.

 Diabetics also disturb the process of wound healing by other methods such as:-

  • Less assemblage growth and healing hormones
  • Reduced assemblage and restoration of new blood vessels
  • Decreased collagen manufacture
  • Enfeeble skin barrier

Complications

There are other diseases associated with diabetes upshot on nerves and blood vessels like heart and kidney diseases and eye problems. There is a term called osteomyelitis which is used for infection which occurs due to an untreated wound.

Gangrene is actually the reason for amputation in people who lose limbs due to diabetes and a stage of Gangrene is achieved when a wound is left unattended https://BioFlex.pk.When the infection goes into the bloodstream it starts to multiply and a condition called sepsis develops and it could be life-taking.

Prevention

A wound needs a specific time to heal and diabetic patients need to use some particular strategies in this regard. These strategies could include foot care, management of blood glucose level and treatment of wound as they take place https://www.youtube.com/user/BioFlexLaserTherapy.

Foot care for diabetes

Necessary care of foot involves:

  • Washing feet daily
  • Dry skin completely before applying moisturizer
  • Don’t walk barefoot
  • Remove toenails very carefully
  • Shoes must be comfortable
  • Look inside the shoes before using them
  • Properly inspect their feet
  • Let the doctor check your feet every time you make a visit

Wound treatment

People with diabetes should check their wounds on a regular basis because apart from the fact that wounds take more than normal time to heal but keeping them open could be hazardous https://BioFlex.pk. An infection does not cause an ulcer or wound every time but we should take steps to protect our wound like cleaning it and putting a bandage and repeating this process daily.

Diabetics should take preventive measures in case the wound has developed such as not walking barefoot and wearing socks and shoes while walking to reduce the possibility of infection. Seeking medical treatment should be the first step for a diabetic patient if a wound has developed. Taking antibiotics is crucial to fight infection and in chronic stages, the patient should be hospitalized https://www.youtube.com/user/BioFlexLaserTherapy.

Glucose control

Maintaining glucose level is very crucial because it helps in the healing of wounds.

Type 1 diabetic patients have to take insulin their whole life in order to control blood sugar. Whereas for type 2 patients there are many options including taking insulin or other medicines and changing lifestyle like taking healthy diet, maintain weight and exercise regularly.

Shifting towards a healthy lifestyle helps a person to maintain a sugar level without taking any supplements. Carbohydrate-controlled diet is very helpful for type 1 and 2 diabetes patients. A physician can recommend how many carbs you can eat in one day https://www.youtube.com/user/BioFlexLaserTherapy.

Outlook

The wound of a diabetic patient can become life-threatening but effective glucose management and treatment can help to develop a positive outlook for slow healing. If a wound becomes painful and do not heal in days or if an infection has developed then the patient should contact doctor https://BioFlex.pk.

An amalgam of consistent and vigorous antibiotic treatment, cleaning of wounds, removing dead tissues with the help of surgery and glucose control might help. Whereas amputation is crucial if the wound does not heal after treatment. To avoid the possibility of wound healing complications, prevention is necessary.

How BioFlex treats wound healing?

Bio flex laser therapy is one of the effective means of treating diabetic wound infections. It is a non-invasive and pain-free procedure which heals the wounds in the most appropriate way https://BioFlex.pk. The diabetic ulcers are treated with lasers in such a way that it results in stimulation of epithelization over the wound surface, improves the arterial perfusion and lead to regeneration of regional and local tissues surrounding the wound https://www.youtube.com/user/BioFlexLaserTherapy.

Accelerated Healing

BioFlex systems are specifically designed to provide a precise dosage of particles of photons. This results in efficient treatment of pain affiliated with a number of pathologies especially healing of wounds of diabetic patients. This also helps in resolving many frequent symptoms

Our systems are designed to deliver precise dosages of photon particles to effectively treat all the pain associated with an extensive number of clinical pathologies. This resolves pain and other prevalent symptoms https://BioFlex.pk.

Two-step treatment Process

  • BioFlex has a wide range of arrays for treatment of pain along with a patented range of superluminous diodes which deliver red light accompanied by successive infrared light.
  • The exertion of infrared and red laser probe bring about the completion of our therapeutic procedure https://www.youtube.com/user/BioFlexLaserTherapy.

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