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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Acute Inflammation

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Inflammation (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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What are the primary causes of cellular inflammation?

What are the primary causes of cellular inflammation?

It's a complex set: of different pathways. Lipid breakdown products, oxygen free radicals, and a host of particular local hormones all play roles and interact with each other. Trauma (mechanical, chemical, temperatture) is the usual trigger and starts eachof the pathways mentioned. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the skin with an unknown diagnosis?

Numerous reasons : There are over 2000 named skin conditions and rashes and new ones have been described and discovered even in the past few years. If a rash is persisting and has an unknown cause, lab work and a small skin biopsy can often help diagnose the condition. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Which types of foods are known to cause inflammation in the body?

Mostly fats: Saturated fats predispose to an inflammatory state, in part, by promoting obesity. Some the lectin may induce mild inflammation in the intestine, such as that caused by kidney beans, but this type of inflammation is not harmful, just caused flatulance and loose bowel movement. Some proteins in meats, such as carnitine, may be altered by bacteria in the gut to pro-inflammatory substances. ...Read more

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What's the differences between acute inflammation and chronic inflammation?

What's the differences between acute inflammation and chronic inflammation?

Inflammation: An acute inflammation can last days whereas a chronic inflammation can last weeks, months or even years. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What does it mean that bravo pH test all normal except for mild inflammation? What would cause this inflammation?

What does it mean that bravo pH test all normal except for mild inflammation?  What would cause this inflammation?

Bravo Ph Test: Read this: http://www.Gastro-associates.Com/servicesbrprocedures/bravophtesting.Aspx. You may have gerd or reflux disease, and this can lead to knfallation in the distal esophagus. The bravo test analyzes the ph (acidity) in your lower esophagus, and this is a surrogate for detecting acid reflux. If inflammation was noted during the egd, this point to chronic reflux, even if the ph was normal. ...Read more