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Doctor insights on: Inflammation

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Inflammation (Overview)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.


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What is inflammation?  

What is inflammation?  

Response of body: Inflammation is the response of body to many insults, e.g., infection, chemical injury, radiation, trauma, tissue necrosis. Acute inflammation has pain, redness, swelling, warmth and loss of function.

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Inflammation (Overview)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.


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Why is inflammation painul?

Why is inflammation painul?

Pain inflammation: Damaged cells release enzymes that chew up things that are sensed by pain fibers and signal gots to brain.

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Can inflammation slow you down?

Can inflammation slow you down?

Depends: The location of the inflammation and the intensity of the inflammation will dictate the speed of recovery and whether you can accomplish what you need to efficiently and rapidly. Be sure you clear with your doctor wheat activities you are engaging in so that you do not re-activate the inflammation.

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My limp node his inflammation?

My limp node his inflammation?

I'm sorry to hear: That. But your lymph node swells in response to infection. It's where your immune cells gather and help fight off foreign invaders. Lymphadenitis, however, in response to a skin infection for instance, requires antibiotic treatment.

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What's hidden inflammation like?

What's hidden inflammation like?

CRP!: Hidden inflammation would not come from arthritis, which would cause pain. Both increased sed rates and crps can come from metabolic syndrome. High estrogen levels increase firbrinogen, which increases sed rate, but not crp. I wish my medical colleages would stop ordering esrs and focus on crps.

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I have prostoprative inflammation..

Important to surgeon: Let the surgeon know. It maybe nothing or very important, the dr needs to know.

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What foods are good for inflammation?

What foods are good for inflammation?

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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How long does an inflammation linger?

How long does an inflammation linger?

Inflammation: Inflammation can linger for a very long time. It really depends on what is causing the inflammation. Exposure to air pollution, stress, a high sugar diet, too much saturated fat, certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies, toxic relationships - all of these can contribute to inflammation.

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What can I do to lessen the inflammation?

Depends on cause: In most instances one takes an antiinflammatory like an advil, aleve (naproxen) or even aspirin. If more is required a steroid preparation may be needed. Speak to your doctor. He knows what is going on and what would be best for you.

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What are common symptoms of inflammation?

What are common symptoms of inflammation?

Redness: Some signs of Inflammation can be redness, pain, swelling, and sometimes fever or warmth. Inflammation is a broad term though. There are stages of inflammation in wound healing, in infection, and even periods cause inflammation. Is there a specific type of inflammation you are interested in?

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Why is inflammation worse after waking up?

Why is inflammation worse after waking up?

Inflammation in AM: May be worse possibly because the pain med you took at bed time has worn off. Also body's natural anti-inflammatory steroids are at their lowest level during the night. With osteo-arthritis, the lack of movement allows joints & muscles to stiffen; pain improves once movement is restored.

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What can I do for inflammation in the body.

What can I do for inflammation in the body.

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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What is inflammation.? How can it be treated

What is inflammation.? How can it be treated

Inflammation just: Refers to a tissue reaction to another process - infection, injury, rheumatologic disease, etc. Best plan entirely dependent on the inciting event/process.

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What forms of inflammation does ginger reduce?

What forms of inflammation does ginger reduce?

Chronic inflammation: Ginger reduces inflammation through a variety of mechanisms & is effective for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis & muscle soreness. Its effects are similar to nsaid's like Aspirin & Ibuprofen but it doesn't cause side effects like GI bleeding. However, whereas one might have rapid relief from nsaid's, it often takes a few days to see ginger's benefits. Please see my comment for useful links.

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What could cause inflammation in my entire body?

What could cause inflammation in my entire body?

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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How will taking CQ-10 affect inflammation issues?

How will taking CQ-10 affect inflammation issues?

Yes: Can be beneficial not much in the way of studies proving this. Studies do show that it does help prevent the muscle inflammation and pain from cholesterol statin type Medications