You need inflammation to live. However it can also kill you. Acute infection is the immediate response to injury or infection. It is the redness and swelling following a cut or scratch which you need, or the infection could kill you. When it's chronic, the infection is an ongoing long term process in your body which causes a more serious medical condition.
You can not see this invader. It's inside your cells, tissues and arms, smoldering and doing its damage, and you do not know it's there until the damage is well on it's way to a serious illness or even death.
Most Chronic And Degenerative Illnesses, And Even Aging Is Caused By Inflammation.
Chronic Inflammation is determined by:
- What you eat — do you eat fruits and vegetables, or do you eat chips, soda and all sorts of junk food?
- What do you, do you exercise, or do you sit on the couch and let the tv entertain you?
- Are you exposed to chemicals at home or at work — this could even be hairspray, or spray deodorant?
These are things we have control over, and have to take responsibility for. Inflammation causes autoimmune diseases which are diseases of an overactive immune system, such as, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus and many others.
Milder forms would be allergies, and skin conditions. If your immune system is underactive, you have an infection in your body and you will have colds, and flu more often than most people do.
The Most Common and Deadly Result of Chronic Inflammation Is Heart Attack and Stroke And Some Cancers. It is also the cause of weight gain and also the RESULT of weight gain. You can ask your doctor for a c-reactive protein test next time you are at the clinic. It's a simple blood test which will tell if you have an infection raging in your body, so you will know if you should make some lifestyle changes.