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Which Patients Need NPWT

Lately it seems as though we have been heralding the benefits of Negative Pressure wound therapy. Whether it is saving lives, reducing healing time, reducing risks of post surgery complications, or saving hospitals and patient’s money, negative pressure wound therapy can drastically improve the lives of the patients who use it.

Though it is beneficial for everyone who uses it, negative pressure wound therapy is especially effective for those who suffer from poor circulation and cardiovascular health.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is critical for those with diabetics, those who smoke, those with BMIs over 30, the elderly, and those with cardio vascular illness.

One in three people with diabetes suffers from poor circulation especially to the hands and feet. When they get injuries to those parts, their own body can’t circulate enough oxygen and blood cells to those parts to help heal them. This is why Negative Pressure wound therapy is especially helpful for them.

Smokers typically suffer from having damaged lungs. Damaged, blackened lungs can put an extra strain on your heart to delivery oxygen to your blood. When your body has extra strain it’s harder for your heart to pump oxygen rich blood to where it needs to go.

Those with BMI’s over 30 can also highly been linked to having poor circulation and high blood pressure which is why NPWT can help them as well.

That being said, all of these symptoms contribute to a greater need for NPWT and require additional support for providing fresh red and white blood cells to help oxygenate and clean a wounded area.

If you or someone you know needs Negative Pressure Wound Therapy please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 345-1780. We would be more than happy to help you find the right care for you. You can also see if you quality for an in-home NPWT device on our “qualify through insurance” form, here.

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