Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

In diabetics, the immune system weakens, the vessels and nerves in the feet deteriorate, blood flow decreases and nerve damage develops. Due to nerve damage loss of sensation occurs in the feet. In this loss of sensation, which we call diabetic neuropathy, the diabetic patient experiences foot numbness so much that they do not notice the wounds on the foot.

When tissue traumas and circulatory disorders are included, it becomes almost impossible for drugs to reach the inflamed tissue in any wound or damage that may occur in the foot. In this case, the wound does not heal and the situation gets worse. There is also a foot swelling in diabetes which is also caused by circulatory disorder.

Over time, that area becomes black and causes inflammatory microbial infections. If the inflammation and wound are not healed, it turns into gangrene over time. It may even require amputating the foot in order to prevent the spread of gangrene.

If you have diabetes, you should definitely keep your blood sugar under control and check your feet constantly. You may not be able to notice the wound / foot ulcer due to the loss of sensation.

CAUSES OF WOUNDS THAT MAY OCCUR ON THE FOOT

  • Toenail Fungus
  • Wounds caused by improper cutting of nails
  • Dry feet and cracks
  • Foot calluses
  • Cuts on the foot
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Wrong choice of shoes
  • Foot burns (It is very difficult to treat burns in diabetes)

 

A person with diabetes should pay extra attention to foot health. People with diabetes should definitely prevent the formation of wounds on their feet. Since the blood circulation in diabetic patients is impaired, it becomes difficult for the tissue to be oxygenated and purified from dead cells. And also it gets more difficult for the drug treatment (antibiotics, supportive treatments) to penetrate the tissue.

 

PRECAUTIONS THAT THE PATIENTS WITH DIABETES SHOULD TAKE IN ORDER TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM WOUNDS

 

  • It is important to pay great attention to choosing the right shoes. Seamless shoes with thick leather soles should be preferred. Wearing diabetic shoes is also an important factor for diabetic foot care. Diabetes shoes can prevent foot wounds.
  • Foot Cleaning and Foot care are also very important. The feet (including the area between the toes) should be washed every day and dried,.
  • Foot calluses should never be cut
  • Foot fungus and blisters should be checked regularly
  • Fingers should be checked regularly every day and kept dry in order to avoid wounds.
  • Blood sugar should be kept under control. A person being treated for diabetes should pay attention to their diet. Diet is also of great importance in preventing the formation of diabetes mellitus.
  • Diabetes wounds and foot wounds can be seen at any age. It is necessary to intervene as soon as the wound and itching begin to occur on the foot.

 

WHAT IS ZEOPER WOUND CARE POWDER ? 

The active ingredient of wound care powder is Clinoptilolite. It is a mineral formed by the cooling of volcanic lava and taking the form of volcanic rock. Wound care powder is an organic mineral that does not contain chemicals and cortisone.

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