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Causes Of Acute Inflammation
What could cause mild scarring on left lower lobe at base of lung w/ no acute inflammation w/ no significant change in year? (on chest x-rays)
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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