To help centers and patients begin their journey for better health, Wound Care Advantage is celebrating National Nutrition Month this March by offering a free patient education handout. Nutrition and dietary choices play an important role in everyday life for people, and no one will disagree that proper nutrition is a one way ticket to a long and healthy life. However, what is not talked about regularly, is how a healthy diet supports the body’s natural healing process.
In fact, nutrient rich and protein packed food can be thought of as medicine for non-healing wounds. For instance, leafy greens are full of Vitamins A & C. Where vitamin A helps with inflammation and fights infection - vitamin C promotes collagen production. Combined with the power of protein moving oxygen throughout the body, the natural healing process will be rejuvenated.
Although, knowing about how nutrition can help optimize the body’s healing process is not the same as practicing proper nutrition habits. And for the 2 million Americans that develop a Diabetic Foot Ulcer annually, knowing where to start will make an impact on their long term dietary goals. Which is why this month’s patient education handout includes not only the importance of nutrition, but 6 tips on how to begin a healthier diet and life. Sign up for our monthly newsletter, WoundTok below and get your patient flier directly in your inbox.
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For over 20 years WCA has supported a national network of wound centers focused on reducing costs and improving patient outcomes. WCA empowers these centers by seamlessly transitioning from outsourced management to in-house support, leveraging Luvo – the industry's most powerful business intelligence platform. How can WCA support you? Learn more at www.thewca.com.
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