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Wound Care

  1. The Severity Of Dermal Ulcers

    A dermal ulcer is a sore that develops on the skin followed by destruction of the tissue surrounding it. Tissue destruction leads to complete loss of skin; the size and depth of the ulcer depends on the severity of what exactly is causing it. Dermal ulcers are more common on the skin of the arms and legs.

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  2. Caring for the body's largest organ – The Skin

    There are natural vitamins and chemicals in the body that help restore and rejuvenate one’s skin. You should be looking to find products that have natural premium ingredients inside that best replicate the same chemicals your body produces. Taking care of your own and another’s skin is so important because it is the body’s natural barrier to acquired conditions such as pressure ulcers, cuts, skin tears, and infections.

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  3. Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    What are pressure ulcers?

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  4. Vitamin C – See the benefits!

    Vitamin C may be the most familiar of all nutrients for its strong benefits. Since we can’t self produce Vitamin C, we need to absorb it through food or supplements. It is always best to receive your vitamins through natural foods however, it’s not always obtainable. This is where vitamin supplements are beneficial. Receiving Vitamin C from natural foods such as green vegetables and fruits are the best ways to absorb Vitamin C. Did you know that Papaya, bell peppers, and broccoli have the largest amounts of Vitamin C? Eating healthy has nothing but positive benefits for your body such as a stronger immune system, heightened alertness, and clear thinking 1. Vitamin C is also commonly known for its benefits for your skin, brain, and immune system which I will go into further discussion below.

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  5. Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    If you suffer from diabetes understanding the causes and symptoms of a diabetic foot ulcer can prevent long term wound care treatment, hospitalization, or non-traumatic lower extremity amputation.  According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, an estimated 15% of diabetics experience a diabetic foot ulcer, which is an open sore likely found on the bottom of your foot.1

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  6. 3 Tips To Prepare For Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    3 Tips To Prepare For Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    You suffer from osteoarthritis and your knee pain is unbearable. After years of limited mobility and the inability to maintain an active lifestyle, you agree to have an orthopedic surgeon examine your knee. The surgeon determines you are a good candidate for a Total Knee Replacement (TKR). Most patients undergoing TKR are 50 to 80 years of age. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons a reduction of knee pain is experienced by more than 90% of TKR patients. Additionally, basic activities of daily living significantly improved.1 Preparation for your joint replacement will help ease the stress of major surgery. AllegroMedical.com provides 3 Tips to help you prepare for your Total Knee Replacement Surgery.

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  7. Building a Quality First Aid Kit

    No home is complete without a first-aid kit.  Accidents can happen anytime, and it is important to be prepared for them.  A few minutes can make all of the difference, which is why having a fully-stocked, readily available first-aid kit ready is essential.  Putting one together is easy, as long as you know what you need and how to use it.

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  8. Top 5 Wound Care Products

    Top 5 Wound Care Products

    Wound care is rather a complex topic especially for the aging population.    Wounds can be caused by diseases that cause skin integrity issues or from accidents resulting in injury.  In our aging population, chronic ulcers are a frequent concern related to diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and limited mobility.   If you are suffering from a wound, or caring for an individual with a wound, you should always consult a medical specialist for the best treatment options and procedures.   Healing of ulcers takes time and proper supplies.    While complete wound healing is the ultimate goal, maintaining a palliative effect for a chronic wound may be acceptable.1 AllegroMedical.com customers looking for wound care supplies seek products that are:

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  9. Diabetes And The Holidays: A Healthy Plan

    Diabetes is a highly manageable condition that affects more than 8 percent of the U.S. population -- some 25.8 million Americans. And because it is so common and manageable, we often forget that those who suffer from it must be vigilant in their behavior. That extends to the holidays.

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  10. PU foams for woundcare introduced at Compamed

    One of the interesting products introduced at Compamed 2012 held last week in Düsseldorf, Germany was aliphatic polyurethane foam for wound management from Bayer MaterialScience.

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