Last Updated on March 1, 2024 by Francis
Healing a Wound With a Chemical Change Coagulation
- The chemical reaction that causes this reaction is called lactic acid forming as the body tries to form a strong, lasting barrier against foreign bodies or harmful bacteria.
- However, some forms of coagulation require a further chemical reaction, catalysis, in order to be fully effective.
- Coagulation can be caused by either an acid or alkaline chemical.
- Most common examples of coagulation are in wounds where there has been an acute injury, such as a cut or scrape.
- Sometimes, however, even minute amounts of alkaline or acid can cause too much damage to the surrounding tissue, causing bleeding and infection.
This example illustrates the fundamental differences between coagulation and healing a wound with a chemical change when a chemical change is not necessary.
In this case, healing a wound with a chemical change is more efficient because it requires no further catalysis, and the healing process occurs at the cellular level.
It may be less efficient in terms of how quickly it heals, but that is a small price to pay for the greater efficiency.
It is very important to protect your health and well-being while healing a wound as it is while it is healing.
How Proteins and Fibrin Work Together to Form a Fibrin Net to Hold the Plug In Place
To understand how proteins and fibrin interact together, we have to take a look at the structure of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are protein like substances that are woven together to form some of the most amazing connective tissue in our bodies.
These two substances also are what allow our skin to be elastic and capable of stretching without losing its flexibility.
Proteins play an important role in keeping our bodies cells and tissues healthy as well as maintaining our skin’s elasticity.
As we age our bodies tend to produce less collagen and elastin which cause our bodies to lose their ability to be flexible and become more prone to injury.
When a body is injured it needs to repair itself and fibrin plays an important role in this process.
Our bodies attempt to repair any damage they incur by building up new fibrin, or collagen, with the help of circulating fibrin throughout the body.
When we get an injury such as a pinched nerve or a cut we can sometimes see fibrin in action in the form of a discolored patch on the skin but without the proper nutrients and oxygen it will not do much good.
The fibrin that is made as a result of an injury heals itself and the body replaces the tissue it has damaged.
As the body replaces the tissue it has damaged it must also continuously make new fibrin for the same muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
As new fibers are formed, the old ones begin to weaken and become weaker until they finally just slip away from underneath the skin’s surface leaving the injured area raw and exposed.
As you can see protein and fibrin go hand in hand and without these proteins, our bodies are unable to maintain its flexible nature.
How Scar Tissue Will Only Have About 80% of the Strength of Original Skin?
It is a sad fact that scar tissue will not heal on its own. If you are lucky, then you may get a 50% increase in the strength of your skin but this is a rare case and it is a good idea to look for a doctor if you notice a significant decrease in your scar tissue. If scar tissue does not heal, then it is best advised to get a procedure done, which will increase the strength of the skin and in turn speed up the healing process.
In most cases of severe scar tissue, a surgery will be required. However there are some options available that do not involve surgery such as dermabrasion or fractional laser resurfacing.
In dermabrasion, small incisions are made in the skin where you notice the scar tissue.
The scars are then lifted and the top layer of skin is removed. After this is done, the remaining skin tissue is then removed and the incisions closed.
When looking at options such as these, you need to be sure you go to a doctor who has had plenty of experience in dealing with this type of problem.
There are risks involved when using these types of treatments and sometimes even death can occur from them. It is important to seek out the advice of a specialist who can give you the right kind of advice for your specific situation.
They should also be able to give you all the information you need so that you can make an informed decision. The time it takes for scar tissue to heal is different for everybody. Some people have quicker healing times than others.
How Do Fibroblasts Enter the Wound, and What Role Do Fibroblasts Play in Wound Healing?
Fibroblasts are cells made up of a proton motive force and an electron. When fibroblasts contact a wound, they actually start to create collagen and interlinking fluid that is the glue that holds the cuticle together.
The fibroblasts will make collagen and interlinking fluid when they are stimulated with a loss of blood flow to the area or in the event of extreme stress, such as an earthquake or major hurricane.
While fibroblasts are naturally found in the skin and tend to lie dormant until activated, when they are activated they will go and gather at the wound and start producing collagen. If fibroblasts are not triggered to do this there would be no way for the skin to repair itself.
Fibroids are usually benign tumors of the female nature that tend to grow large and become quite painful during periods of extreme stress.
This can be caused by accidents or other trauma to the body or it can be caused by hormone imbalances. These can also be brought about by radiation therapy to the skin or by some medications such as birth control pills. If the injury is extensive enough to cause the fibroblasts to start production of collagen and interlinking fluid then it could potentially lead to skin breakdown and scarring.
One of the unfortunate side effects of a woman receiving an extensive facial injury is the development of fibroids.
Fibroids are growths that occur in the labia minora and in some cases the vulva. These growths are caused by excessive levels of estrogen levels within the body.
The estrogen causes the formation of the fibroblast which can then stimulate a woman’s own body to produce collagen and interlinking substances to fill in the wound.
While the fibroids are benign growths, they can sometimes get quite large and this can lead to significant discomfort during period of wound healing.