Skin Diseases & Chronic Wounds

Skin disorders greatly vary in severity and symptoms, they can be temporary or permanent, painful or painless. Some may be genetic while others have situational causes, some conditions are considered minor and others may be life-threatening. Common skin conditions include: moles, acne, chickenpox, eczema, warts, and skin cancer.

A chronic wound is the failure of progress through the healing process and some factors contributing to the chronicity of the wound includes; Pressure, bacterial load, or even inappropriate treatment. Some types of chronic wounds include, with no limitation to; venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers and pressure ulcers.

Venous ulcers occur in elderly patients caused by problems with blood circulation in the leg. Diabetic ulcers start as small scratched but diabetic patients fail to notice due to their nerve damage and limited sensitivity leading this to be dangerously infected. Pressure ulcers are usually from patients who have limited mobility and the constant pressure on the tissue affects the blood flow.                   

Stem cells contribute to an effective rate in the treatment of skin diseases, and this percentage varies from person to person, depending on the patient’s immunity, gender, age, type of disease and other factors.