20 Signs Of Inflammation And 20 Ways To Fight Back Naturally!

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You hear a great deal about inflammation lately — and with good reason. Although inflammation is a natural part of the body’s healing process, it can get out of control. Your body naturally makes new cells to replace old cells, but when cell growth is out of control, it causes cancer. The same is true with inflammation.

In and of itself, inflammation is not the bad guy it is often made out to be. Inflammation alerts the body that there has been damage done to a certain area, which allows the immune system to send out its natural repair system. The problem is that inflammation is meant to be a temporary thing. When inflammation becomes chronic, it causes even more damage.

Chronic inflammation is linked to just about every health problem you can imagine, including Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, hay fever, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and asthma.

Sometimes chronic inflammation is very low key and doesn’t make itself really known for years. We have compiled a list of 20 signs of inflammation that you might not be aware of.

Keep reading and find out if you suffer from some of these symptoms and, if you do, what you can do about it — no drugs, no NSAIDS, no strange and expensive supplements, just good old Mother Nature.


1. Water Retention Or Edema

If you tend to get those swollen, puffy extremities, you might have low grade, chronic inflammation. If you suffer from edema (fluid retention in a specific area) and have been unable to find relief from typical methods, you might also have inflammation in the area. Try drinking some electrolyzed water for a few weeks to relieve this problem.


2. Bloat And Excessive Gas

Is there anything more uncomfortable (not to mention embarrassing) than feeling bloated or having gas pains? Although this can be due to many different things, such as that Mexican lunch you had, it could be inflammation. Try taking a zinc supplement or eat more foods that contain zinc, such as Brazil nuts. Just one or two large Brazil nuts will give you all the zinc you need each day.

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