A nutrient-rich, in particular protein-rich nourishing therapy can help to dam up the bedsores, reports Marion Hönig, Dipl. Oecotrophologin of the society for nourishing medicine and Diätetik in Bad Aachen. After a current study of the Humboldt university Berlin 37% of the patients in the contacted hospitals and even 65% of the inhabitants of nursing homes are decubitus-prone.1

Targeted therapy measures among other things by protein-rich food work against the disturbed wound healing. An optimal nutrition with the decubitus therapy and - prophylaxis consists of protein-rich food, sufficient liquid supply, the administration of zinc, Vitamin B12 and if necessary multivitamin preparation, explains Hönig. It also makes sense to use immunonutrition, which contains immunologically effective nutrients such as arginine, RNA nucleotides and omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, balanced diets such as drinking foods are recommended, which have been specially developed for decubitus patients and contain nutrients that are indispensable for wound healing. The nutrient deficits can be determined by laboratory parameters in blood and urine. The albumin protein in particular is essential for healing wounds.2 As soon as the deficits are balanced, this has a positive effect on wound healing.




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