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A 64-year-old male asked:

what can i do for inflammation in the body.

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
NSAID's: You can take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaid's). Aleve (naproxen) is an otc alternative, but there are many prescription variations.

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A 35-year-old female asked:

What could cause inflammation in my entire body?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Many causes: Viral and bacterial infections can cause generalized inflammation. It may be as simple as influenza or as serious as plague. Auto-immune disease can also cause generalized inflammation, e, g., lupus, and polyarteritis.
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What does inflammation of all body joints mean?

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
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Systemic disease: It means there is swelling and pain involving several joint all over the body. It indicates a systemic process generally involving your immune system overactivity. There are lot of diseases that can produce generalized polyarthralgias and inflammation. If you are having these symptoms, get checked by a rheumatologist who can run several tests to figure it out for you . Good luck.
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A 49-year-old female asked:

Does inflammation in your body from RA affect your heart?

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Dr. David Snow
Rheumatology 31 years experience
It can: Inflammation in your body gives you an independent risk factor for developing narrowing of the arteries called atherosclerosis. What you can do is control your cholesterol, control your blood pressure, exercise, eat right. Have a family doctor evaluate you for respecter's of cardiovascular disease. It can rarely cause problems such as inflammation of the lining of the heart. Those symptoms of the chest pain.
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A 42-year-old female asked:

Can high cortisol blood levels cause inflammation in the body?

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Dr. John Tang
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Hi cortisol: Yes. Chronically high cortisol is very damaging by causing inflammation throughout the body. It leads to higher incidence of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and many more. This is why proper sleep, exercise, other forms of stress reduction such as yoga, tai chi, and meditation are so valuable.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can inflammation in body makes you fat?

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No: Fat deposits are one thing, your immune response is another.

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