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Inflammation

What is inflammation?

Causes of inflammation

Outcomes of inflammation

Prevention / remedies / treatment for inflammation

References

What is inflammation?

Inflammation is a healing process. It is caused by assault, injury, infection, poison, trauma or stress to some part of the body. Inflammation is not the cause of any diseases, rather it is the result of these traumas.

Symptoms. Inflammation is the hot, red, swollen, sometimes painful evidence of the immune system at work when there is a toxin, injury or infection. The injured cells send out a variety of chemical hormones that tell white blood cells to come and destroy the invader. They also stimulate the production of various proteins such as fibrin, which wall off the damaged areas. Other white blood cells called phagocytes and macrophages swallow and digest the invaders and damaged cells. After the injury is cleaned up, the inflammation stops and the repair process begins.

The main protein involved with repair is collagen. Collagen is a strong yet flexible protein that provides the structure for firm healthy skin, as well as many other body parts.

For many people today, inflammation is continually stimulated, and it continues in a chronic way rather than just being a quick and temporary healing phase.

Causes of inflammation

Outcomes of inflammation

Prevention / remedies / treatment for inflammation

See details of remedies recommended by Grow Youthful visitors, and their experience with them.

References

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