Chronic Wound Care Associated with Cardiovascular Disease
The presence of cardiovascular disease has the potential to inhibit your body’s healing response, which can lead to chronic, non-healing wounds. DMC Medical Group provides advanced treatments to address your cardiovascular problems as well as your chronic wounds. Trust that you are in capable hands with our specialists on your side.
Understanding Chronic Wounds
A healthy heart plays an important role in healing wounds because it pumps blood that delivers necessary oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. When you experience cardiovascular disease, this can impede the healing process because those areas of the body are not receiving the oxygen and nutrients they require. Heart and vessel problems that block and disrupt the flow of blood include, but are not limited to:
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Heart Failure
These conditions lead to blockages and blood flow problems that require appropriate treatment. Approximately 6.7 million people in the United States are impacted by chronic wounds. Furthermore, unhealed wounds on the legs or feet can result in amputation. If you are experiencing issues with your legs or feet, or have wounds that are not healing, let us know. Open communication is integral to facilitating an effective path forward.
Tips to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
Lifestyle changes can have a significant effect on your overall heart health. We recommend the following habits to live a heart healthy life:
- Exercise regularly
- Eat a heart-healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get quality sleep
- Quit smoking
- Manager your stress
In addition, taking the time to be proactive about your health with regular checkups and health screenings could save your life.
Contact Our Office
Start the path to improving your quality of life with the guidance of the experts at DMC Medical Group. Our goal is to treat your cardiovascular issues and to help your wounds heal. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.