A 39-year-old member asked:
Which types of foods are known to cause inflammation in the body?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pathology 50 years experience
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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 answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 1, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.