How Inflammation Affects Your Body: How to Recognize the Signs
How Inflammation Affects Your Body
Inflammation is like a check engine light for your body. It tells you something isn't quite right, and you should pay attention now. The first step in discovering the cause of the problem is determining whether you have acute or chronic inflammation.
Acute inflammation is short-term and critical in healing and injury repair. Chronic inflammation on the other hand describes a condition where your immune system continues to produce white blood cells and chemicals even after the injury is gone.
The combination of chronic inflammation and an excess of white blood cells can cause some problems for your immune system. In some cases, your immune system may even begin to target healthy cells and structures. If sustained over a long period of time, you may experience changes in your cells, tissues, and organs that can increase the likelihood of disease.
Of course, one of the most significant challenges is that chronic inflammation affecting your body can be invisible unless you know where to look. And it can cause so many issues for your health that you may not be able to correctly identify.
Here are a few of the most common signs of Inlammation Affecting Your Body:
Insulin resistance: Insulin helps control the sugar level in your blood, and inflammation could affect how well your insulin works.
Muscle weakness: Chronic inflammation can cause your immune system to mistakenly attack and inflame your muscles, which could make you weaker.
Fatigue: Fatigue is a sign of long-term inflammation and common in inflammatory diseases like fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis
You may also live with chronic inflammation if you've been living with some other types of health concerns:
Back and Body Pain
Joint Pain and Muscle Pain
Diabetes and High Cholesterol
Digestive Problems and Intestinal Issues
....and most anything you might take a medication to control!
Often, your daily habits contribute to this state of chronic inflammation. A program that looks at the physical, nutrtional, and lifestyle factors that contribute to chronic inflammation is much more effective treatment than taking a medication that just covers up the problem!
Know that our team specializes in helping you create a healthy lifestyle through daily habits that combat chronic inflammation. Through chiropractic care, massage therapy, and functional nutritional protocols, and lifestyle changes we can get the body to reduce this inflammation and get to the actual cause of the issue.
We invite you to take the first step towards better health by scheduling your next visit with us today so we can work together to help you feel and function at your best. Feel free to give our office at call at 484-793-2821 and set up an Inflammation Consultation with Dr. Ghessi.