Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that affects 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 60, and can result in delayed wound healing and greater risk for limb loss.

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Leslie’s Healing Journey with Healogics

The fight to beat cancer can be a long road, and the thought of having other injuries due to radiation treatment can be overwhelming. A side effect of some radiation treatments is the narrowing of the arteries, which may decrease blood flow to the treated area, resulting in healing challenges. Leslie Maynor received radiation treatment…

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Your Circulation System Is Essential To Wound Healing

Your circulation system, also known as your cardiovascular system, is essential to wound healing because it is an important part of your body’s immune response. Your heart pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood away from the heart through your arteries. Your veins carry deoxygenated, nutrient-poor blood back to the heart. When you are injured, your blood…

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When to Consider a Wound Care Specialist

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis. Why Do Some Wounds Require Specialized Care? Our human bodies have a remarkable ability to heal but chronic disease, traumatic injuries and certain medications can compromise our immune systems making chronic wounds difficult to heal. In addition, increased age, obesity, heart and vascular disease and cancer…

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Arterial vs. Venous Ulcers: What Are the Differences?

There are two types of chronic wounds often associated with cardiovascular conditions: arterial ulcers, also called ischemic ulcers, and venous ulcers, also called stasis ulcers. For people living with heart disease, both arterial and venous ulcers can form when a bruise or scrape worsens or when the skin breaks down due to poor blood supply….

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What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral Artery Disease is a narrowing or blockage of the arteries that supply blood to our legs and arms. Most often, the arteries in the legs are affected. Nearly 8.5 million Americans are currently living with PAD and if left untreated, it can lead to avoidable amputations. September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month. This…

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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…

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Charcot Joint Disease

What is Charcot Joint Disease? Charcot Joint Disease is the abnormal changing of the bones of the feet. The disease was first talked about in the late 1800s by a French physician, Dr. J.M. Charcot. People who had no feeling in their feet were known to have changes in their foot bones. Diabetics were more…

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Personal Safety

Elder Abuse Millions of older adults are abused each year. There are many kinds of abuse. Tell your health care provider if you experience any of the following, or call one of the numbers above if any of the following happens to you:

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