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Healing Wounds Contributes to Mental Health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and the focus is on body image. We probably associate that with the young – especially in this age of social media and fake news, we all know how much cyber-bullying there can be. But body image is important throughout our lives, even as we age, and medicine increasingly understands the importance of considering our health holistically. How we feel physically impacts how we feel mentally, and vice versa. Imagine then how satisfying and encouraging it can be to see something getting better – that’s what the best wound care can do.


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Our Vohra Wound Care Physicians join us for lots of reasons – from a desire for work-life balance and flexibility to a passion for working with the elderly, to a wish to remain “hands-on”, especially for those with a surgical background. A unifying theme we see in all our Doctors though, is the satisfaction of healing, and making someone better, going beyond “first, do no harm” and delivering true medical positive outcomes. We know and see every day the positive impact that has on our patients – which is borne out in a 21-day reduction in healing time. With specialist treatment comes the potential to feel better about our body image, and our mental health overall. There’s the possibility of a virtuous healing cycle.

Families and friends play an important role in healing too. If you have an acute wound or know someone who does, it’s important to be aware of all the specialist wound treatment options. Our Vohra App has a unique education section and wound healing predictor so you can understand how long healing should take. You can find the app, free of charge, in your app store by searching “Vohra”.

Mental health focuses often on self-recovery. We are proud that our Vohra Wound Care experts help and support thousands of patients every week in recovering from their wounds to a better physical and mental life.

To find out more about the UK mental health campaign, please visit . If you have questions about adding specialist wound care support to your facility, please contact

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Author: Janet S. Mackenzie, MD, ABPS, CWSP, AAGP

Janet S Mackenzie MD, ABPS, CWSP, AAGP is the Chief Medical Officer at Vohra Wound Physicians. She has been with the company since 2013 and has almost 30 years of wound care experience as both a plastic surgeon and a wound care specialist. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Education, she obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She trained in general surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and plastic surgery at McGill University. She is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Wound Management, and the American Board of General Medicine, and is a Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP).

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