Healing a wound is a complex process involving the entire body. The treatment of the wound by qualified specialists using modern products tailored to the current wound situation is an essential pillar of successful wound therapy. However, the actual formation of new tissue, even with optimal external care, always starts with the patient's body and therefore comes from within.
This is reflected by the fact that the nutrient and energy requirements of wound patients increase significantly during wound healing. For a successful formation of new tissue, it is essential that sufficient building material and energy are made provided via nutrition. Therefore, among others, the guideline on the prevention and therapy of pressure ulcers as well as the S3 guideline of the German Society for Nutritional Medicine recommend that nutrition be taken into account in wound therapy. Many other international guidelines make similar recommendations. Wound healing can therefore be actively supported by the patient through careful nutrition.