Inflammation In Our Bodies
What does inflammation do to our bodies? When your body activates your immune system, it sends out inflammatory cells. These cells attack bacteria or heal damaged tissue. If your body sends out inflammatory cells when you are not sick or injured, you may have chronic inflammation. Inflammation is a symptom of many chronic diseases, such as arthritis or Alzheimer’s disease.*
What conditions are associated with chronic inflammation?
Chronic inflammation is involved in the disease process of many conditions, including:
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
Type 2 diabetes.
What are the most common causes of inflammation?
Exposure to toxins (pollution)
Untreated acute inflammation
Drinking alcohol in excess
Having a high body mass index (BMI)/Obesity
Exercising too much or too little
Experiencing chronic stress