The staff at Beverly Hospital’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine are emphasizing the value of good nutrition and advising their patients to eat balanced meals to speed wound healing.
Those interested in learning how to eat healthy, especially if you have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, can join Rebecca Ceballos, RN, on Diabetes Alert Day, Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 4:00pm – 5:00pm in Beverly Hospital’s Tower Basement Room. Enjoy FREE healthy food samplings while gaining more knowledge on the right food choices. All are invited to attend and can register at (800) 568-0110 or online HERE.
Though often overlooked as a factor in wound healing, good nutrition is an extremely important part of the healing process. Wounds must be well-fed to heal, requiring increased amounts of calories, protein, water and specific vitamins and minerals.
“It is important to eat well to be able to heal well. A balanced diet is essential for good wound healing to occur because it will help repair, build, and maintain new tissue. Calories provide energy to keep the body working while protein helps repair body tissue in wounds.” – Rebecca Ceballos, RN and Wound Care Center Diabetes Educator
Beverly Hospital’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine works in conjunction with a patient’s primary care provider to create an ongoing plan for improvement and recommend dietary plans to promote healing.
Other tips recommended for patients:
- Eat balanced meals that feature the right amount from each food group
- Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in each meal
- Stay well-hydrated with water or other unsweetened drinks throughout the day to ensure vitamin and mineral absorption
The Center for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Beverly Hospital provides a comprehensive approach to treating patients with non-healing wounds. It is open Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and is located at 413 N Poplar Ave., Montebello, CA 90640. For more information about wound care or to schedule an appointment, please call (323) 725-5066. Request an appointment online with our request form