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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. ...Read more

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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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Treating Gingivitis (Tip)

Treating Gingivitis

Brush your gums and teeth to reduce the amount of plaque. This will decrease the inflammation. ...See more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to calm inflammation on the face ?

How to calm inflammation on the face ?

Several Steps: - Avoid sun exposure - Do not scratch or pick irritated areas - Apply cool compresses - Try 1% hydrocortisone cream - Seek medical attention if your symptoms persist or worsen. Take care! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more