Taking proper care of wounds is vital, especially when you notice they take too long to heal or do not heal at all. If you ignore the symptoms of the non-healing wounds, you can run into severe consequences like hematoma, amputation, or even death. To prevent it from happening, learn about the major reasons and symptoms why wounds take too long to heal to take the needed actions and ask for professional help as soon as possible. 

There are many reasons why wounds can take a long time to heal. In most cases, the root cause of the problem is a patient’s disease or poor health conditions, like the ones listed below. 

  • Diabetes is one of the main reasons why wounds take a long time to heal because high blood sugar directly damages the body’s natural healing process.
  • Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage caused by diabetes, which causes tingling and numbness in the hands and feet.
  • Poor blood circulation is one more direct cause of diabetes. Slow circulation makes wounds vulnerable to infection and deficient in the nutrients needed to heal.
  • Poor eating habits can also slow down healing because a patient doesn’t consume as many calories as it’s needed for a proper wound-healing process.

 

Whatever is the cause, the Aurora Home Health team will choose the treatments designed to address each patient’s unique medical needs.