Risks factors with wounds.

Dealing with a wound can provide challenges. At Schuyler Hospital our wound care team will work with you on an individualized plan of care and also provide support and information on diabetic education, smoking cessation, weight reduction, and dietary supplements. You can also visit NYS Smokers' QUITLINE.

The following list of factors may lead to chronic wounds:

• Malnutrition and diet

• Circulation problems

• Infection

• Aging

• Diabetes

• Gangrene

• Hyperglycemia – especially blood sugars over 150

• Arthritis

• Kidney disease

• Certain medications

• Swelling

• Weight

• Smoking

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