Inflammation

 
 
 

What is Inflammation?

Inflammation is a complex biological response in which your body reacts to an infection, irritation, or other injury. The key features of inflammation are redness, warmth, swelling and pain. In the initial stages of an injury inflammation acts as a protective mechanism designed to eliminate harmful stimuli that causes tissue damage as well as being a major component of the healing process for that tissue.    

The inflammatory response directs the immune system components from the blood into the injury site, after which a cascade of biochemical messengers propagate and mature the inflammatory response. This process involves the local vascular system, the immune system, and various cells within the injured tissue. 

Inflammation can be classified as either acute or chronic. Acute inflammation as we have mentioned is helpful in initial response of your body to harmful stimuli. Acute inflammation usually has a rapid onset and becomes severe quickly but is usually resolved within a few days to a week. Conversely, chronic inflammation which can persist for several weeks, months or even years, is an abnormal inflammatory response and is often known as the “silent killer”.

This prolonged unchecked inflammatory process can, over a period of time, result in the breakdown and destruction of proteins, cells, tissue, blood vessels, organs and/or joints which can lead to a number of a systemic and organ specific diseases. These inflammatory disorders are characterised by catabolism; a process in which there is an excessive breakdown of body tissues, and not enough growth and repair of these tissues.

Diseases associated with Chronic Inflammation

Acne Vulgaris
Cystitis
Obesity
Ageing Process
Dementia
Oedema
Allergies
Depression
Oesteopenia
Alzheimer's Disease
Dermatitis
Osteoporosis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Diabetes
Pancreatitis
Any disease ending in "itis"
Diverticulitis
Parkinson's Disease
Appendicitis
Encephalitis
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Arthritis
Excessive Stress
Periodontal Disease
Asthma
Fibromyalgia
Psoriasis
Atherosclerosis
Gastritis
Retinitis
Autism
Gastroenteritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Auto Immune Diseases
Gingivitis
Sarcoidosis
Bronchitis
Glomerulonephritis
Schizophrenia
Bursitis
Hepatitis
Sinusitis
Candida
Hypersensitivities
Siogren's Syndrome
Cancer
Hypertension
Stroke
Carditis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Systemic Lupus Erythematous
Cellulitis
Insulin Resistance
Tendonitis
Chronic Prostatitis
Interstitial Cystitis
Tennis Elbow
Chronic Pain
Meningitis
Transplant Rejection
Cirrhosis
Metabolic Syndrome
Ulcerative Colitis
Coeliac Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Urinary Tract Infections
Colitis
Myasthenia Gravis
Vaginitis
Congestive Heart Failure
Myocarditis
Vasculitis
Crohn's Disease
Nephritis

     

What Causes Inflammation?

Alcohol Drugs
Lack of Sleep
Artificial Sweeteners
Environmental Toxins
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Bacteria Overgrowth
Excess Omega 6 Fats
Nutrient Dead Food
Caffeine
Food Allergies
Poor Liver Detoxification
Candida
Heavy Metals
Stress
Cigarettes
High Carbohydrate Low Fat Diet
Sugar
Dehydration Junk Food
Tissue Injury
Dysbiosis Lack of Exercise
Viruses
     

What should I do if I have some of the illnesses mentioned above?

The first thing we would recommend is to establish how severe your inflammation is with an Inflammatory Markers Test. This test is available for purchase through our store and includes a comprehensive results report and treatment plan based on your results.

Your results report and treatment plan may include dietary and lifestyle advice, strategies to address any underlying causes, recommended nutritional supplemental advice to help reduce inflammatory levels and a long-term plan to maintain good health. 

For more information

- Please refer to our Diagnostic Test page - Inflammatory Markers Test

- Visit our store to purchase an Inflammatory Markers Test Kit


 

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