Recovery & Wound Healing
Understanding Wound Healing
Having adequate nutrition is essential to help your body recover from surgery wounds. Certain conditions can benefit from specialized nutritional products.
Bedsores / Pressure Ulcers
Many patients, especially those with impaired mobility or confined to a bed, develop bedsores, also known as pressure wounds, or pressure ulcers. These painful wounds are caused by pressure being exerted on skin for a long time, reducing blood flow, which damages the skin tissue and makes the bedsore possible.
For people who are providing care to elderly patients, bedsores are an ongoing concern, and good nutrition is a key to both recovery and prevention.
Nutrients to Promote Wound Healing
Proper nutrition is critical for wound healing. To heal properly, the body can require extra calories, protein, vitamin C (essential for collagen production), vitamin A (helps create new tissue), and zinc (helps the new cells grow).
We offer a variety of fortified, delicious, easy to consume products with focused nutrients that are easily absorbed by the body. Whether at home or hospitalized, you need the protein, calories, vitamins, and minerals that help promote wound healing and decrease the risk of infection.
Effects of nutritional status on wound healing
Nutrition Guidelines to Improve Wound Healing
Hormel Vital Cuisine® L-Emental® Arginine Drink Mix
Our arginine drink mix supplements may help with wound healing and may help maintain skin integrity by delivering arginine, antioxidants, and zinc. Arginine is an amino acid that is high in nitrogen. Although produced by the body, arginine becomes conditionally essential during times of metabolic stress.