- 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.