What Causes Inflammation?

Inflammation is a natural part of the body’s defense mechanism in response to the body’s immune system recognizing and removing harmful stimuli so the body can begin the healing process.

There are two kinds of inflammation, Acute and Chronic.

Examples of Acute Inflammation would be trauma or infection which starts and occurs rapidly, and then becomes severe in a short period of time. The average time for an acute inflammation lasts 2-6 weeks.

Chronic Inflammation is known as a slow, long term process that occur and continues from several months to many years. How well the body can heal with chronic inflammation depends on the cause of the inflammation and the ability or health of the body to self-heal.

Some symptoms you may experience if suffering from Chronic Inflammation are the following:

  • Body pain
  • Constant fatigue and insomnia
  • Depression, anxiety and mood disorders
  • Gastrointestinal complications like constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflux
  • Weight gain
  • Frequent infections

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), chronic inflammation ranks as one of the most significant causes of death in the world, and poses as one of the greatest threats to one’s health.

“The prevalence of some specific chronic inflammation-mediated diseases are as follows :

DiabetesAccording to American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million people or 9.4% of the American population, had diabetes in 2015 and it was the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.

Cardiovascular diseases: In line with 2017 updated report from the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) accounts for 1 out of every three deaths or approximately 800,000 deaths in the United States. Globally, CVD accounts for 31% of all deaths, and coronary heart disease (CHD) accounts for most deaths due to CVD, followed by stroke (1 of 20 deaths in the United States) and heart failure.

Arthritis and Joint Diseases: These affect approximately 350 million people worldwide and nearly 43 million people in the United States or almost 20% of the population. This number is expected to exceed 60 million by 2020. Nearly, 2.1 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

Allergies: These rank among the sixth leading cause of chronic human diseases in the United States and affect more than 50 million Americans each year. Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the United States including more than 6 million children. In 2015, 8.2% of adults and 8.4% of children were diagnosed with hay fever.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): The third most common cause of death in the United States in 2014, and nearly 15.7 million Americans (6.4%) were reported to have been diagnosed with COPD. “

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK493173/

Complications from long term chronic inflammation can result in Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Asthma, COPD-lung disorder, Alzheimer’s, Chronic Kidney Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

These statistics are overwhelming, but there are many simple steps you can take to stop chronic inflammation and restore the body to balance and homeostasis.

That is the ultimate goal.

 If you want to to decrease inflammation, improve your health, and learn how CBD oil, diet, and supplementation’s can improve your quality of health, please contact me for a Personal Health Evaluation and Consultation.

A few changes in your lifestyle today can make a huge difference in your quality of life tomorrow.

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