Inflammation: The Underlying Cause of Most Illness
Inflammation often results from some form of irritation to the body in the form of toxicity, allergy or a lack of nutrients. Inflammatory states are part of the body's defense mechanism, designed to attack pathogens and increase circulation and temperature at wound and system malfunction sites to encourage healing and recovery.
The symptoms of serious inflammation, such as a rash, heartburn attack or infection literally stick out like a sore thumb. However, inflammation is often neglected at long term, disease causing levels. The danger signs of low level inflammation as described by Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. in his writings on inflammation are subtle, insidious and may be overlooked by patients and medical practitioners.
Inflammation may lead to further inflammation in a vicious cycle that perpetuates symptoms. Medical research suggests that inflammation is at the heart of essentially every type of medical condition. It would appear that our society faces a problem where diagnosis of inflammation and treatment is concerned. Chronic inflammation destroys organs and may rapidly increase aging and mortality rates, according to the same article by Dr. Mark Hyman
Every time you are exposed to toxins, cell damage and detox pathway use leads to inflammation. Sufficient exercise and sleep is also important, and allows the body to regenerate and recover, leading to reduced inflammation levels.
Certain herbs may used for all forms of inflammation including arthritis, gout, and rheumatism. Others may work by stimulating circulation which may help relieve pain and inflammation associated with rheumatic conditions.
Green tea is a first class antioxidant that supports immune system function and contains anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer compounds that may address many types of chronic inflammation. Quality Control is an essential consideration when choosing herbal products.
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