Stress delays healing

 

 

One of the things we have learned from studies to date is that cortisole (a steroid hormone) secreted into the bloodstream during periods of stress depresses the immune system. This leads to acorresponding reduction in the cytokines (cell-signaling protein molecules) involved in tissue repair – resulting in delayed wound healing.
  • The physiological effects of stress on wound healing are well documented in a variety of clinical research
  • Pain and anticipation of pain at dressing changes are proven significant sources of stress for wound care patients
  • Eliminating the sources of stress that set back healing can be considered essential to improving the conditions for normal tissue repair.

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