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A 35-year-old female asked:

What could cause inflammation in my entire body?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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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A 26-year-old male asked:

I have some inflammation in my body. What is inflammation? And what causes inflammation? Is it serious?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rowan Paul
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Reaction of body: Inflammation is the response of your body, specifically vascular tissue to protect against a perceived injury, threat or infection. Acute or chronic. Helps remove the injurious threat and move on to the healing phase. Our body, especially with a western diet can have too much baseline inflammation. This can lead to hardening of the arteries, possibly cancer, rheumatologic disorders, allergies.
Last updated Oct 18, 2016
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