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Chronic Inflammatory Disease: The Silent Killer

By Gwendolyn Everdine

Fever, skin rashes, joints warm to the touch, swollen or stiff joints, chills, loss of appetite are all symptoms of an increasingly common condition of nowadays: chronic inflammatory disease. Less considered signs of chronic inflammation may include pre-mature aging and chornic fatigue. Untreated symptoms of chronic inflammatory disease will ultimately lead to reduced body movement or even death.

Chronic inflammatory disease is basically the sign of an immune system gone awry. The development of chronic inflammation is the result of an external or internal stressor. The immune system fights off intruders (viruses, bacteria, or other foreign elements) by causing light inflammation at the infected tissue. This is a positive thing, as it helps the body heal. The result of an out of whack immune system is that healthy cells are attacked by the body. Prolonged inflammatory conditions have damaging effects on the organs affected.

Common inflammatory diseases are given “street names” based on the part of the body effected or the type of discomfort it causes. Here are a few types that you may recognize:

Lupus (a chronic autoimmune disorder which can affect different organs and joints);

Arthritis (inflammation of one or more joints causing pain, swelling, stiffness, limited movement);

IBD (a disorder of the intestinal tract that causes chronic abdominal pain);

Vasculitis (inflammatory destruction of blood vessels).

The brain may also be effected by chronic inflammatory diseases. An example of this would be alzheimer’s disease, in which an individual may become forgetful or withdrawn. With this group of diseases, a proper diagnosis and the right treatment applied accordingly is vital to avoid further complications.

Despite the improvements in health education and technologies, the number of people suffering from an inflammatory condition grows year to year. As it is the case with many diseases of modern times, there is a connection between chronic inflammatory diseases and lifestyle choices or nutritional habits.

The bright side of this is that eating the right foods and doing the right exercises will help prevent or improve the inflammatory condition. Nutrients like Vitamin D play a role in immunity, so make sure you get plenty in your diet. Another is Omega 3 fatty acids. This nutrient provides lubrication to the joints so it can help prevent inflammation from building up.

For those experiencing issues with chronic inflammation, it’s important to seek a diagnosis and treatment immediately so it does not get worse.

Want to find out more about treating chronic inflammatory disease, then click here to visit Gwendolyn Everdine ‘s site.

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Everdine, Gwendolyn "Chronic Inflammatory Disease: The Silent Killer." Chronic Inflammatory Disease: The Silent Killer. 17 Oct. 2012. uberarticles.com. 7 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/health-and-fitness/chronic-inflammatory-disease-the-silent-killer/>.

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