Jul 182012
 
child with inflammed knee

Inflammation is a great thing for your body when it works properly, like seal off an injury by swelling the tissue around it.

However, when the signals between your cells start to malfunction, Chronic Inflammation can spring up and you might not know it for years until you start to have the symptoms of a disease or even worse, drop dead from a heart attack.

 

As I stated earlier inflammation is important to healing your body but scientists have turned their attention to chronic inflammation as the cause of diseases such as:

 

It Can Sneak Up On You and Rob Your Health

criminal robberAs it turns out, chronic low-grade inflammation is at the root of these diseases and the really disturbing thing is that it can be hard to detect until it’s too late.
Inside your body, the immune system, responds to invaders by destroying them and clearing out the infected cells they were damaging. The cells of your body communicate with each other by using chemicals.

The main chemical marker that doctors look for in your body is C-reactive protein.
People with high levels of this protein can tell your doctor that the body is in defense mode and always ready to attack.

This can be a sign that you have Chronic Inflammation. Over time it can contribute to chronic diseases like the ones listed above. This “always ready to attack” state that your body is in can throw off your immune system and create more inflammation in the process.

 

Beware of Low Grade Inflammation

Chronic low-grade inflammation is the one you have to watch out for. It often leads to chronic disease, such as clogging of the arteries, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowl syndrome, high blood pressure and lupus. Many of the causes that lead to low-grade inflammation are caused by your lifestyle, such as:

  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Poor Diet
  • Some common symptoms of low-grade inflammation to watch for:
  • Body aches and pains
  • Fever
  • Indigestion
  • Congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Stiffness
  • Dry eyes
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Shortness of breath

 

Here’s Something To Think About

drawing of clogged arteryCardiovascular disease can kill in an instant by heart attack or stroke. 50% of the time, the first symptom someone experiences is a heart attack. Half of all the people who have Clogged Arteries die without ever knowing they had it.

Chronic Inflammation has been identified as the most important cause of the formation of plaque in the arteries. We can’t always blame high cholesterol, half of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol.

 

Preventing Chronic Inflammation Now Could Save Your Life

In order for you to remain healthy, your immune system must be healthy. Getting the right kinds and amounts of nutrients, fats and vitamins is the key to a healthy immune system. Taking in the right nutrients gives your body the building blocks it needs to build cells and create the chemicals that your body relies on.

 

Doctors Orders

doctor with upset look on his face

I am at high risk for heart disease, so my doctor told me to start taking a fish oil supplement. I spent months researching different supplements and found a few that provide fish oil and other antioxidants which attack the free radicals that can cause low-grade inflammation. To see what I found, go to the Best Brands review page.

Prevention is the best and cheapest medicine. A chronic disease can be very expensive and can suck the life right out of you. I hope you will take the time to take care of yourself.

 

 

 July 18, 2012

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