The Gladiator Therapeutics Far Infrared Blanket can speed the healing of wounds. Wounds are a fact of life, and they happen anytime, anywhere, to everyone. Fortunately, the majority of the cuts, scrapes, and punctured skin we experience aren’t serious, and they heal well and within a short period of time with basic hygiene.
But some wounds take much longer to heal. They might be deep or infected, the result of major surgery, or delayed by an underlying disease like diabetes. In fact, chronic wounds affect 6.5 million patients and that number continues to rise as more patients require post-surgical wound care. Chronic wounds are those injuries that still haven’t healed six weeks out from the initial incident.
When it comes to wound healing, perhaps nothing is as important as good circulation. Blood brings oxygen and nutrients to the wound so that cells can repair and rebuild. When circulation is poor—because of medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, peripheral artery disease, or Raynaud’s disease—the healing process stalls.
In a healthy individual not predisposed to chronic wounds, the wound healing process occurs in four stages: homeostasis, inflammatory, proliferative, and maturation. Typically, these stages can be lengthy if complicated by chronic conditions–even requiring weeks or years before becoming completely healed, depending on the severity of the wound.
With an increase in medical intervention for wounds, the market for wound healing technology is growing–from smart bandages to wound dressings, antibiotics, and bandages. But you can utilize your body’s natural defense with the help of far infrared technology to speed up wound healing, without side effects.