What is inflammation?

Inflammation is your body's natural response to infection, irritation, or injury. It's the process whereby your immune system rushes healing blood cells to the affected area. There are five main signs of acute inflammation:

This inflammatory response helps your body heal and fend off bacteria, viruses, and other threats. Short bouts of inflammation assist the healing process. However, prolonged inflammation can damage tissue over time and cause various inflammatory or autoimmune diseases like:

What Causes Inflammation?

The most common inflammation triggers are:

Managing Inflammation

You can take steps to prevent and reduce excessive inflammation:

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I hope this overview gives you a better understanding of inflammation - what it is, what causes it, and how to tame it. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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