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  • Writer's pictureShari Leiterman

WHAT IS INFLAMMATION?


Inflammation happens in everyone, whether you’re aware of it or not. Your immune system creates inflammation to protect the body from infection, injury, or disease. There are many things you wouldn’t be able to heal from without inflammation.

Sometimes with autoimmune diseases, like certain types of arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells.

Inflammation is classified into two main types:

• Acute inflammation usually occurs for a short (yet often severe) duration. It often resolves in two weeks or less. Symptoms appear quickly. This type restores your body to its state before injury or illness.

• Chronic inflammation is a slower and generally less severe form of inflammation. It typically lasts longer than six weeks. It can occur even when there’s no injury, and it doesn’t always end when the illness or injury is healed. Chronic inflammation has been linked to autoimmune disorders and even prolonged stress.

5 SIGNS OF INFLAMMATION

• heat

• pain

• redness

• swelling

• loss of function

Long-term inflammation can lead to a number of symptoms and affect your body in many ways. Common symptoms of chronic inflammation can include:

• body pain

• constant fatigue and insomnia

• depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders

• gastrointestinal issues, like constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflux

• weight gain

• frequent infections

In rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system attacks your joints. You may experience:

• joint pain, swelling, stiffness, or loss of joint function

• fatigue

• numbness and tingling

• limited range of motion

In inflammatory bowel disease, inflammation occurs in the digestive tract. Some common symptoms include:

• diarrhea

• stomach pain, cramping, or bloating

• weight loss and anemia

• bleeding ulcers

In multiple sclerosis, your body attacks the myelin sheath. This is the protective covering of nerve cells. You may experience:

• numbness and tingling of the arms, legs, or one side of the face

• balance problems

• double vision, blurry vision, or partial vision loss

• fatigue

• cognitive problems, like brain fog

CAUSES OF INFLAMMATION

Many factors can lead to inflammation, such as:

• chronic and acute conditions

• certain medications

• exposure to irritants or foreign materials your body can’t easily eliminate

Recurrent episodes of acute inflammation can also lead to a chronic inflammatory response.

There are also certain types of foods that can cause or worsen inflammation in people with autoimmune disorders.

These foods include:

• sugar

• refined carbohydrates

• alcohol

• processed meats

• trans fats



Inflammation is good until it is out of control! So, be sure to live a healthy lifestyle and I recommend @everyone to add the Y-Age Aeon Patch to encourage the body to reduce bad inflammation daily!

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