Compress for Success to Beat The Diabetes Epidemic
The diabetes epidemic is one of the most pressing health concerns of the modern age and it is believed that it will get worse before it gets better.
– In 2015, 30.3 million Americans or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes
– 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year
– About 193,000 Americans under the age of 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.24% of that population
(All data provided by the American Diabetes Association)
Despite these alarming statistics, measures are being put in place to raise awareness of the condition and for those with diabetes, there are things out there that can help. You guessed it, compression is one of them.
The Effects of Diabetes on the Body:
Many of the effects of diabetes stem from the same guilty parties; high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and a lack of blood glucose control. In turn these effects have a huge impact on the body and can lead to diabetic complications including:
– Coronary Heart Disease
– Heart Attacks
– Kidney Disease
Supporting Diabetes Control with Compression:
Compression enhances the bodies ability to cope with the effects of diabetes and therefore helps prevent diabetes developing in the first place. I can also help those diagnosed with the condition to control it.
– Enhanced Heart Function:
With an optimal level of consistent compression, the walls of the arteries will dilate, increasing the blood flow through them. The greater the blood flow, the better the oxygen and nutrient delivery and the better the performance of the heart.
– Reduced Cholesterol:
Active compression helps stimulate the flow of lymph fluid, which carries vital nutrients to the damaged tissues surrounding the injury. Lymph fluid is also important for removing waste from cells and body tissues, an important function during the tissue regeneration process.
– Improved Circulation:
The effects of Diabetes can cause swollen and damaged arteries which in turn can inhibit blood flow. Active compression helps improve blood flow, thereby enhancing the delivery of oxygen throughout the body.
– Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers:
Diabetic foot ulcers are experienced by approximately 15 percent of patients. Of those who develop a foot ulcer, 6 percent will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complication. The combination of reduced swelling and increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the site of an ulcer enables more rapid tissue repair and an overall faster healing process.
Don’t take out word for it though, try it for yourself! But remember, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor or nurse before using compression as an aid, but in the majority of cases it is shown to help relieve some of the major symptoms.
Compress for success and order your Healit™ wraps today!