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Are Some People More Prone To Getting Inflammatory Conditions
Depends - many thing: There are a variety of inflammatory conditions. Some are genetically determined, some depend on environmental exposures, some depend on your metabolism, some depend on your co-morbid medical conditions, some depend on your medications, some depend on your infectious exposures, etc as you can see there is not one simple answer to your question. ...Read more
Webster's definition: Webster's dictionary defines "inflammation" as a local response to cellular injury marked by capillary dilation, white blood cell infiltration, redness, and heat. It is a mechanism initiated to eliminate noxious agents (infection, toxins, foreign substances) and the repair of damaged tissue. Any organ can be involved. While all are treatable, it can be acute, self-limited, relapsing, chronic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on a lot: The greater the extent of underlying debility and of body/organ involvement, the more likely that inflammatory condition will take its toll on the sufferer. Generalized arthropathies, widespread and active crohn's disease, extensive skin eruptions are troubling examples but may be less immediately life-threatening than localized inflammation of a critical organ like the brain, heart, etc. ...Read more
Inflammation/Cancer: For investigative cutaneous biologists a link between inflammation and skin cancer is a topic frequently discussed when multi-stage chemical carcinogenesis and photocarcinogenesis models are presented. Indeed, the inflammatory process includes the release of cytokines, growth factors, chemotactic polypeptides, and prostaglandins, which have become favorite targets for prevention of chemical induce. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed w/ gastritis and blepharitis right around the same time. Can gastritis lead to other inflammatory conditions in the body like blepharitis?
Can increase risk: Chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as those from autoimmune conditions tend to increase the risk of non melanoma skin cancers. Particularly squamous cell carcinoma. This risk is usually due to changes in the immune system together with immunosuppression from drugs being used to treat the disease. Also patients who have had lots of phototherapy are at an increased risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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