How Inflammation Affects Your Body

Inflammation is like a ‘check engine’ light for your body. It tells you that something isn’t quite right, and you
should pay attention.
The first step in discovering the cause of the problem is determining whether you have acute or chronic
Acute inflammation is short-term and plays a critical role 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.

Chronic Inflammation: What To Look For

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
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 can be invisible unless you
know where to look.
Here are a few of the most common signs of chronic inflammation:

  • 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.

Daily Habits Combat Chronic Inflammation

If you’ve been living with muscle weakness, fatigue or other nagging pains, you may also be living with
chronic inflammation.
It’s often your daily habits that contribute to this state of chronic inflammation.
We want you to know that our team specialises in helping you create a healthy lifestyle through daily habits that combat
chronic inflammation.
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.

Science Source(s):
Signs of Chronic Inflammation You May Not Expect. WebMD. 2019.
Understanding Acute and Chronic Inflammation. Harvard Health Publishing. 2020