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Who Is at Risk for Slow Wound Healing?

Some people are at a higher risk of experiencing slow wound healing, which can lead to infection. The following people have a higher risk of complications from a wound:

  • People with diabetes
  • Older adults
  • People on certain medications
  • Smokers
  • People who drink heavy amounts of alcohol
  • People with poor blood flow

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