3 Shocking Stats That’ll Make You More Aware of Wound Care
June, 2014 SageWest Health Care launched their Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine facility in response to a great need for advanced therapies. They’ve seen firsthand what a festering wound can lead to if left untreated. Proper wound care is so critical that SageWest Health Care is taking an entire week to boost awareness and offer up clues and warning signs to look out for.
To give you some perspective, these shocking statistics will definitely make you rethink those seemingly minor wounds:
A shocking 6+ million Americans suffer from chronic wounds. We are fortunate to have a team of clinicians, right here in central Wyoming, who are specially trained to diagnose and treat difficult wounds.
1 out of 4 people living with diabetes will develop a diabetic foot ulcer. SageWest’s Wound Care Center uses advanced diagnostics and treatments to keep your lower extremities as healthy as possible!
Believe it or not, your feet may hold clues about potential health concerns. So, before you go to bed tonight, take off your socks and give your feet a good scan. If you see any concerning red spots, cuts, swelling or blisters, or a sore that just won’t heal, make sure and tell your primary care physician the next time you visit.
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to SageWest’s wound clinic. To learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week, visit woundcareawareness.com. If you or someone you know has a wound that just won’t heal, we can help. Call 857-9588 to learn more.