Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wounds that Don't Heal

If you have a wound that won't heal or bleeds what seems like a river for a small area, it's time to get it checked out. Wounds that won’t heal or random spots on your skin that bleed excessively, could mean a number of things from skin cancer or diabetes to poor nutrition.

Skin cancer isn't always very easy to spot. Patches of skin that look rough or like acne (pearly bumps) may actually be actinic keratoses (precursor to skin cancer), basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma. Check out the signs of skin cancer as well as a few pictures here.

Another contributing cause to wounds that are slow to heal is diabetes.

And finally, poor nutrition shows up in your skin and may delay wound healing, especially if you haven't been consuming good sources of zinc and vitamin C.

If there's something wrong with your body, oftentimes you get a warning sign or even a few warning signs. The problem is, many of us ignore those warnings until they start to interfere with our daily life. Start paying close attention to changes in your body and, when something doesn't seem right, talk to your doctor or nurse.

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