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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many causes: Poorly controlled diabetes can cause poor wound healing. Other possible causes: cancer, cushing's syndrome, poor circulation, malnutrition, increasin ... Read More
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
Vitamins: Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, poor circulation, wound infection, foreign body. www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Also: Cigarette smoking negatively affects the ability to heal. The other doctors have already listed excellent information too.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carraway
49 years experience Wound Care
Diab, Infec, low O2: Anemia cancer chemotherapy corticosteroids denervation diabetes collagen vascular disorders r a rh arthritus sle lupus scleroderma dermat ... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
19 years experience Wound care
Several: Poor healing can be caused by poor circulation, blood sugar elevation and infection.
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Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
A variety of things: Poor healing can be due to diet deficiencies (protein, vitamin), diabetes, drugs (corticosteroids, coumadin, (warfarin) chemotherapy) inappropriate tr ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Poor healing: Wounds /injuries may heal slowing for a number of reasons such as infection, Poor healing, Diabetes mellitus, Low HGH (human growth hormone), Zinc def ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Possibly: Poorly controlled diabetes can cause poor wound healing. Other possible causes: cancer, cushing's syndrome, poor circulation, malnutrition, increasin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Are related: Poor wound healing and diabetes are related. The relationship is complex. Diabetes, especially type 2, is often undiagnosed and/or undertreated. So it ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Revers that: Diabetes can lead to poor wound healing, not the other way around.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Vascular insufficien: Vascular insufficiency causes a reduction of circulation to the skin and may result in non-healing wounds.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
See below: Neuropathy- lack of sensation, immune deficiency, lack of blood flow repeated irritation-disruption of scar.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Lack of blood flow: Reasons for poor wound healing are many. Lack of blood blow, also known as ischemia is a big reason. Others include swelling from congestive heart fai ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Toxic substances : We live in a toxic world full of heavy metals solvents pesticides and industrial chemicals and our bodies have a hard time trying to eliminate them on ... Read More

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