February 13, 2020
Center recognizes American Heart Month by teaching community about cardiovascular care and wound healing.
The staff at Coryell Health (CH) Wound Center are celebrating American Heart Month by educating their community about good cardiovascular care and tips to keep hearts healthy year-round.
Every day, more than half a million Americans are diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases like peripheral artery disease, a condition that compromises leg circulation and results in non-healing wounds. A healthy heart helps keep oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flowing through the body, a vital component of wound healing.
“Any disease that disrupts blood circulation affects how long it will take for a wound to heal,” said Steve Norris, CH Wound Center Medical Director, “Poor heart health means poor wound healing rates.”
5 Ways for Patients to Be Heart Healthy:
- exercise at least 30 minutes a day
- if you’re a smoker, quit
- eat a healthy amount of fruits and veggies instead of processed foods like potato chips
- get adequate sleep
- engage in activities to relieve stress, such as meditation
Coryell Health Wound Center provides a comprehensive approach to treating patients with non-healing wounds. The team features clinicians with advanced training in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
Our wound center team will have a booth at the annual Coryell Health Heart Health Fair on February 20th from 11:30-1:30 pm. The community is invited to attend and there will be educational materials, food, door prizes, and plenty of give-a-ways!
For more information about wound care or to schedule an appointment, call (254) 248-6204. No referral is required.