4 Healing Food Essentials That Promote Wound Healing

proper diet for wound healing

What you eat plays a significant role in how your body functions on a day-to-day basis. Many people, however, don’t think about how the food they eat affects their body’s wound healing process.  Eating a balanced diet of healing foods can help your body heal more quickly and effectively. What Food Essentials Are Good For […]

Can Arterial Ulcers Be Healed?

Arterial Wound Healing

There’s enough blood flowing through your body right now to fill a one-gallon milk jug. Every ounce of that blood has a specific job, but what happens when your blood can’t fulfill its life-sustaining purposes due to weak circulation? Poor blood flow is a common yet dangerous condition that leads to serious health complications. Without […]

The Best Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatments to Control Infection

Best Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment

Did you know diabetes is the cause of more than 200 amputations every day in America and nearly 85% of all amputations come from a seemingly benign source: foot ulcers? Don’t make the mistake of assuming that your diabetic foot ulcer will heal on its own. Even a minor injury can quickly morph into a chronic infection if you have […]

Does Debridement Promote Wound Healing?

debridement promotes healing

Debridement is the removal of devitalized tissue (or also called necrotic, non-viable, or dead tissue), or foreign objects from a wound. A non-healing wound can be overburdened with necrotic or dead tissue, which can be harmful to the body’s ability to develop new tissue.  It can also be a source of nutrients for the growth of […]

Do You Have Skin Flap Necrosis?

People are usually ready to recover as quickly as possible after surgery so they can get back to their normal routine. While they often follow their doctor’s instructions for healing, they sometimes do not recover as quickly as they should.  Skin flap surgery is no different.  While there are many reasons people may not heal […]

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Help With Long-Term Effects of Radiotherapy

What is Radiotherapy? Radiation injuries can occur months to years after radiation therapy. Radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, can cause scarring and narrowing of the blood vessels within the treatment area, which can lead to a decreased blood supply and result in chronic, long-term side effects. This can include death or damage to soft tissues […]

June is Wound Healing Awareness Month

R3 Wound Care Clinical staff

The American Board of Wound Management reports there are 6.7 million people currently suffering from non-healing wounds. Often, healing is complicated and slowed by underlying conditions such as diabetes, venous or arterial problems, unrelieved pressure, radiation tissue damage, and infection. Wound Healing Awareness R3 Wound Care and Hyperbarics exists today for this reason.  We believe […]

What are the Common Causes of Chronic Wounds?

Nurse dressing wound

If your wound is not healing, it is more than likely causing you extensive pain and anxiety, and possibly putting you at risk of a serious infection. The one thing we know for sure is that you don’t want to be hospitalized because of a chronic wound. Fortunately, there are advanced treatment options available to […]

What is Skin Necrosis and Can I Prevent It?

tissue death necrosis

Skin necrosis can be scary if you are experiencing it for the first time. What is skin necrosis? And how does it occur? Better yet, how can you prevent necrosis from happening in the first place? What is skin necrosis? When blood and oxygen are limited to a specific area of the body, the tissue […]

How Wound Healing Changes with the Aging Process

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The aging process brings with it a handful of unexpected challenges. As our bodies change over time, often, our bodies take longer to do things. Maybe we feel stiffer for longer after exercise, or perhaps our digestive system becomes sluggish over time. Our body’s natural healing abilities start to slow with age and even the […]