Harvard Health Letter

Why wound healing gets harder as we age

Controlling underlying conditions and watching for early signs of trouble can go a long way toward prevention. When you skinned your knee as a kid, the scrape healed on its own with little more than a bandage and momís TLC. Now that youíre older, wounds can take much longer to heal ó sometimes many months. ďThe bodyís capacity to repair the skin diminishes as we get older. There arenít as many growth…

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