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Inflammation Explained Simple. Once And For All.
What is inflammation?
Inflammation is a physical condition whereby, generally speaking, the immune system of the body responds to different infections. The white cells in the blood fight against these foreign organisms, and inflammation is externally revealed when the affected area becomes red, swollen, and painful.
There are certain diseases which are associated with inflammation, including many forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid, osteo-arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, and joint pain, among others. In fact, inflammation is at the root and cause of many diseases:
- Arthritis is inflammation of the joints.
- Heart disease is inflammation of the arteries.
- Inflammation of the tiny tubes which carries air to the lungs may result in shortness of breath.
- Kidney inflammation (nephritis) can lead to kidney failure, or high blood pressure.
- Inflammation in the intestines can lead to serious diarrhea, and digestion difficulties.
However, because many organs lack pain-sensitive nerves, the most pain is usually felt in arthritic inflammation of the joints and back.
All about arthritis.
Research has indicated that in the US, more than 50 million adults have at least one form of arthritis, with various degrees of severity and pain. The numbers keep on growing, and is now the main cause of disability in America.
It should not surprise you, but arthritis is mostly caused by a poor diet, minor allergies, infections, and a lack of exercise.
The go-to treatment for arthritis is nearly always anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers.
And yes – they do help to manage pain and symptoms to some degree.
But did you know that with the correct diet you can do your part in reducing pain and easing the symptoms?
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