July 31, 2019
Inflammation is the body’s natural first defense to an outside threat. Infections, injuries and toxins trip a signal to increase blood flow and send immune cells to danger, but the response is intended to be temporary. Sometimes the body gets stuck in fight-response and the immune system goes haywire. This type of chronic inflammation is associated with nearly every major disease, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even depression.
The good news is lifestyle changes can reduce chronic inflammation. Here’s how:
Inflammation is a good thing, but too much of it can cause all sorts of problems. If you suspect inflammation is behind your health problems, talk to your nurse practitioner or another provider. Lifestyle changes are important, but sometimes medicine will also help. The bottom line is, don’t let inflammation sabotage your body!