Chronic Inflammation – What should you be thinking about
by: Dr. Ron Repice
Chronic inflammation is being discussed a lot lately, but the average person may not know much about this mysterious condition that’s the cause of some of the deadliest health conditions known to man. That’s right, I said some of the deadliest health conditions known to man.
What It Is
Inflammation in itself is not harmful. In fact, it’s a normal and healthy attempt by your body to preserve and heal itself. As you know, inflammation helps remove harmful debris from your body so that the healing process can begin. The problem with inflammation begins when the inflammation becomes chronic. At this point, your body creates more inflammation than it needs to heal you… in direct response to the existing inflammation—and a cycle that can have dire consequences for you if you don’t recognize it early on.
So Doc, What Causes This Excess Inflammation
Good question, but here’s the answer. Chronic inflammation is caused by an imbalance in your immune system. Your acquired immune system develops over time via exposure to your environment and the more successes it has, the stronger it becomes.
What I’m saying is this. Your body has to fight some battles -on it’s own – to get stronger, and that’s one of the reasons you get “sick” when you’re younger.
That’s why we feel it’s important for you to avoid taking unnecessary antibiotics—learning to fight some nasty bugs and allergens makes your acquired immune system a lot stronger. In addition, certain foods and lifestyles can INCREASE your risk of chronic inflammation. One big bad thing to think about.
Know this. Not getting enough rest, or too much stress plus a high carbohydrate diet = are all ways for you to increase your risk of chronic inflammation, which you don’t want.
Chronic inflammation can also be the result of your body’s inability to eliminate the cause of acute inflammation or an autoimmune response where the immune system mistakes healthy tissue for unhealthy pathogens.
Signs and Symptoms of Inflammation
Most people don’t find out that they have chronic inflammation until they’re diagnosed with a disease – that’s associated with their chronic inflammation.
Examples: Rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis are all conditions that are frequently associated with “chronic inflammation.” However, you don’t have to wait until you’ve been diagnosed with a life threatening illness to treat chronic inflammation.
Other signs you should be aware of include:
• Allergies and asthma
• High blood pressure
• Fatigue and lethargy
• Skin problems
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Pain in the joints
• Frequent infections
• Shortness of breath
• WEIGHT GAIN, and added pounds around the belly
How Can We Help You With Your Chronic Inflammation?
Here’s the deal. We feel we’re the best partner for you in your fight against chronic inflammation. Studies have shown that adjustments, you losing some weight, you exercising and eating the right foods help reduce the production of two inflammatory cytokines, which can reduce inflammation throughout your entire body. However, we help in other ways too.
Like I said, chronic inflammation responds very well to lifestyle changes. We suggest you change your diet to nutrient-dense, low calorie foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meat and fish. (We have a complete system ready for you if you’re ready to drop some weight and inches off your frame.)
Supplements like vitamin D may also provide relief from chronic inflammation. We’ve discovered that most Americans don’t eat enough omega-3 fatty acids like those found in dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, flax and fish.
While supplementing can help some patients, most experts that we’ve talked to agree that we as Americans should all endeavor to eat fish like salmon that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids at least twice per week.
Exercise, proper nutrition and regular chiropractic & Whole Body Cryotherapy can go a long way toward treating a variety of health problems, including chronic inflammation. We also have supplements that can help you with this, so if you’re ready to get rid of or at least slow down the chronic inflammation you are probably suffering from right now, make sure you make an appointment today for a follow up treatment.
Oh and make this happen. If you’re experiencing the symptoms of chronic inflammation, like having some of the symptoms I talked about earlier, it’s time to make a change. You need to find out how to finally reach a level of wellness you never thought possible, and if you’re ready to feel better, now’s the time to make that decision.
Call the office today!
Get started on a natural chronic inflammation reduction program immediately.
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