Inflammation, in the body
What is Inflammation
Inflammation is an important part of the immune system which occurs in response to things like trauma, infection, toxins, and allergic reactions. During inflammation chemicals called pro-inflammatory cytokines recruit cells that produce substances to heal damaged tissue. When the damage is severe enough inflammatory chemicals are released into the bloodstream causing fever which can be helpful because it increases white blood cells activity killing bacteria and viruses
Serious and Good side effects
Chronic inflammation is a serious problem that can lead to many illnesses if it occurs over long periods of time, one example being Chron's disease.
Inflammation has serious negative effects on the body but also has some good sides.
Some examples are the fever helping our defense mechanism by killing bacterias and viruses, meanwhile chronic inflammation may cause diseases like Chron's disease. While some inflammatory conditions aren't too severe on their own, they can have serious consequences if not treated properly. In the case of bladder inflammation, for example, a good amount of water intake can help relieve symptoms.
Prolonged inflammation in any part of your body is most likely going to cause health problems down the road. Because inflammation is a sign that something needs to be fixed, you should go see a doctor if you notice chronic swelling or pain somewhere in your body
Foods that cause inflammation
Try to avoid or limit these foods as much as possible:
1. refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pastries
2. French fries and other fried foods
3. soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages
4. red meat (burgers, steaks) and processed meat (hot dogs, sausage)
5. margarine, shortening, and lard
An anti-inflammatory diet should include these foods:
Try to eat as much of these foods, as you can.
2. olive oil
3. green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards
4. nuts like almonds and walnuts
5. fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines
6. fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges
Another way of producing inflammation in the body is by self-induced activities or events and situations.
Hard activities such as running, rope jumping, heavy weight lifting, etc. can easily produce inflammation if not done properly, or they are overdone. Just watch any basketball game, and notice the players when they are sitting down on the sideline. You are most likely to see some of them with big packs of ice on their knees or shoulder. Many times it is the older players needing to do this. But again overuse and over-abused joints will be crying out for relief, Ice.
Another form of inflammation is inflammation of the stomach lining, aka gastritis. This will interfere with the absorption of vitamin B and other nutrients. This can also lead to inflammation of the pancreas, aka pancreatitis.
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