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Do lots of people get inflammatory conditions, or is it unusual?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Common
Your term is somewhat vague, though, and could be taken to mean almost anything.
Inflammation occurs in infection (even colds), in autoimmune disease, in cancers, and really every day. Inflammation helps our body to fight disease, but can sometimes cause it too.

In brief: Common
Your term is somewhat vague, though, and could be taken to mean almost anything.
Inflammation occurs in infection (even colds), in autoimmune disease, in cancers, and really every day. Inflammation helps our body to fight disease, but can sometimes cause it too.
Dr. William Lizarraga
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
In brief: Define
Inflammation is part of the body's repair mechanism. Even walking or moving causes small amounts of inflammation in everyone.
The problem is when it is excessive. It can range from arthritis and tooth decay to multi-organ failure and autoimmune disease. Generic markers are crp, esr, which aren't useful on their own.

In brief: Define
Inflammation is part of the body's repair mechanism. Even walking or moving causes small amounts of inflammation in everyone.
The problem is when it is excessive. It can range from arthritis and tooth decay to multi-organ failure and autoimmune disease. Generic markers are crp, esr, which aren't useful on their own.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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