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What are the negative effects of inflammation in your body?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Depends on type: Inflammation can occur for a variety of reasons. It can be due to infection and then the treatment is treatment of the infection. Inflammation can occur from a variety of diseases like autoimmune disease - which can effect areas like the heart, lungs, joints, skin, etc or inflammatory bowel disease or inflamamtory lung disease, or inflammatory kidney disease or even the eye. Each can cause ---.
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Dr. Farhan Tahir
Rheumatology 24 years experience
Keep it checked: Inflammation is an over active state of excessive inflammatory chemicals floating around your cells and can be affeting any tissue of the body. As a result of these chemicals body undergoes oxidative damage. It presents as chronic illness like RA , lupus . Obesity is also considered a chronic inflammatory condition . An integrative approach can help identify and control inflammation.
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Last updated Sep 23, 2016


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