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what foods are good for inflammation?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
No relation: Food does not affect systemic inflammation. Except in case of allergy or intolerance, what you eat does not affect inflammation.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it more preferable to increase milk flow or to decrease inflammation?

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Dr. Richard Godt
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Decrease inflamation: If one has breast mastitiis, it should be treated with antibiotics. You may continue to nurse.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What does inflammation of the pericardium mean?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Sac aroujng heart: The cellophane like sac around the heart can get inflamed for a variety of reasons, such as viral infections, certain "autoimmune" diseases, following a heart attack, and in some cases for unknown reasons. It usually produces pain which tends to be worse on lying down. With treatment, it frequently resolves completely.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What cause hives and inflammation?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Allergic reactions: Hives & angioedema (deep tissue inflammation) are most often caused by things ingested (like foods & medicines), stinging insects, and latex allergy. They can also be caused by an underlying condition such as an autoimmune condition or blood disorder. Sometimes they result from direct physical activation of the skin such with exercise & cold. In many cases the cause is difficult to pinpoint.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Does fish oil reduce inflammation?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have anti-inflammatory effects. Aside from fish oil which provides dha and epa, other good sources of the omega-3 ala are the algae that the fish eat, vegetable oils, such as soybean, rapeseed (canola), and flaxseed, walnuts, and some green vegetables, such as brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens. The converts small amounts of ala to epa and dha.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the main difference between inflammation and swelling?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Edema vrs Inflammat : Inflammation is characterized by redness, increased local temperature or warmth, immobilization of the area, pain and swelling or edema. Swelling is just too much fluid out of the vessels into the soft tissue. Not all swelling means inflammation.

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