Diabetes, Obesity and Vascular Disease Contribute to Chronic Wound Epidemic
Wounds and Sores that are not Healing
Millions of people throughout the U.S. are suffering every day from chronic wounds, sores or ulcers that do not heal. These wounds are common on the legs and feet but can occur anywhere on or in the body. Left untreated, chronic wounds can diminish your quality of life and potentially decrease your life expectancy.
An aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and vascular disease contribute to the chronic wound epidemic. Approximately 30 percent of untreated chronic wounds result in amputation, and five-years post-amputation the mortality rate is 50 percent.
Advanced Care and Treatment for Chronic Wounds
Fortunately, there is hope for people who suffer from chronic wounds. Every team member within the CHI St. Vincent Wound Care Center dedicates themselves every day to healing and caring for people with hard-to-heal wounds. If you or a loved one is experiencing a chronic non-healing wound, we would love for you to find the relief you deserve. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the CHI St. Vincent Wound Care Center where healing happens.
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