ulcers and poor circulation
Have You suffered a foot or leg injury and it has taken a long time
for the wound to heal. Or it doesn't heal at all... the wound just
and deeper. An infection makes it worse.
This scenario will sound familiar to diabetics. Sometimes, however,
this also seems to happen to people who don't have diabetes. Or do they??
A lot of people have diabetes without even realizing it. There must
be at least as many people who don't know they have diabetes as there
are people who do know they have diabetes! This is why it's essential
that diabetes is detected as soon as possible and that people who have
diabetes are properly treated. They need to keep their blood sugar level
under control. Their feet need to be inspected regularly. If not, this
When you suffer a foot or leg injury, it takes a long time to heal.
Or it won't heal at all; the wound just gets bigger and deeper. An infection
makes it worse.
Why wounds don't heal properly
In the long term, a diabetic's bodily functions start deteriorating.
For instance, the blood circulation is affected, as too are the nerves,
resulting in little or no feeling in the feet. Diabetic patients typically
develop ulcers in the extremities of their body due to poor circulation
and insensitivity? and that's when the trouble starts.
Your skin is less saturated with blood and becomes thinner. If you wear
the same (wrong) shoes for a long time, stub your toe, tread on a sharp
object? you are more likely to get a cut or blister compared with a person
with healthy skin.
||Currently, about 250,000 people with diabetes in the United
States undergo leg amputation each year as the end result of chronic
leg ulcers that did not heal from conventional or lack of wound
And you don't feel it?
You have no feeling in your feet, which means you don't feel any pain
and you don't notice the injury.
It won't heal?
The bad blood circulation has another negative effect. Normally, blood
transports different chemicals and cells to the injury site; chemicals
that make the tissue grow together again and cells that fill the gap
in the wound; cells that neutralize all harmful bacteria.
||Diabetic foot ulcers are sores on the feet that occur in 15% of
diabetic patients some time during their lifetime. The risk of lower-extremity
amputation is increased 8-fold in these patients once an ulcer develops.
|Fracture healing is a process of restoring the structural
and biological properties of injured bone. It has been well documented
mellitus (DM), a systemic disease affecting 17 million Americans,
causes increased healing time with a concomitant increase in delayed
unions and nonunions.
Sheldon S. Lin, MD
A vicious circle?
If you don't realize you have a cut or a scratch, the wound will get
bigger. Healthy tissue dies off. The wound gets deeper and affects underlying
tissue, such as muscles and tendons, and healing becomes increasingly
difficult. The wound becomes an easy 'gateway' for infections. The rest
of your foot or leg may also be affected, resulting in this tissue dying
off too. This is known as gangrene and may ultimately result in the amputation
of your toe, foot or (lower) leg
Diabetes (purulent wounds)
This study involving 72 diabetics with purulent wounds found that
magnetic fields aided healing significantly.\
R.A. Kuliev & R.F. Babaev, "A Magnetic Field
in the Combined Treatment of Suppurative Wounds in Diabetes Mellitus,
" Vestn Khir Im I I Grek, 148(1),January 1992, .
Frequency medicine: The FDA knows it all
If you had to convince the FDA that pulsed electric or magnetic field
can kill pathogens, you would
have a hard time, especially if you were a member of the Alternative
But, luckily you do not have to. The FDA already knows!
You can find all about disinfection with pulsed electric fields right
here, with a large number of scientific references here
DO PULSED ELECTRO-MAGNETIC FIELDS WORK ON
DIABETIC ULCERS ???
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