Vitamins are a key to wound healing and getting back on your feet. Scientists have discovered that healing depends on good nutrition. A balanced diet depends on carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals.
Lambert Russo,M.D., of Ohio State University is one surgeon who recognizes how nutrition influences the healing process. Dr. Russo says, “Malnutrition slows the healing process causing wounds to inadequately or incompletely heal. Some nutrients are more directly involved in healing than others, the B vitamins, riboflavin, and thiamine are direct contributors to wound healing.
Vitamins K plays a background role but is still important because it’s essential in blood clotting.” Vitamin K helps prevent bleeding that can lead to an abnormal swelling or mass of blood called a hematoma. It’s very dangerous because it inhabits the healing process by causing the wound to become infected and break open.
As important as these vitamins are, there is still other nutrients that are more important. According to Dr. Russo, the essential role to healing is vitamin C. If theres too little, the body has to make do with what it has, and tissue is produced in the wrong order. Old wounds have been know to fall apart when Vitamin C deficiency occurs after the wound heals. Bringing vitamin C up to speed will bring things under control.
Wounds of any sort, surgery incisions, burns and accidental cuts needs a good supply of vitamin C. Fresh fruit and fruit juices are full of vitamin C will fill the bill. Before any surgery, it’s a good idea to dose on 250 milligrams of ascorbic acid for a few days and continue until the patient is eating well.