Inflammation and your body

  • To keep it simple, inflammation is a process that includes the body’s response to illness, infection, or injuries.
  • When anything happens the immune system triggers a release of increased amounts of white blood cells which attach to the infected area and fight against the injury or infection.
  • Inflammation cannot be termed harmful as it’s just the way the body works but when inflammation is persistent for a prolonged period of time then it’s time you consult a doctor and consider having a healthy diet.

Chronic inflammation can be seen only after the certain infection reaction that the body tends to react to.

Acute inflammation can be diagnosed by the following symptoms,

  • Pain: The affected or inflamed area is likely to develop pain, especially during and after touching. Chemicals that stimulate nerve endings are released, making the area more sensitive.
  • Redness: This occurs because the capillaries in the area are filled with more blood than usual.
  • Immobility: There may be some loss of function in the region of the inflammation.
  • Swelling: This occurs when there is a buildup of fluid in the affected area.
  • Heat: More blood flows to the affected area, and this makes it feel warm to the touch or sensitive to touch.