Wed. Jun 19th, 2024

What exactly is inflammation?

An initial physiological reaction to tissue injury, such as that brought on by mechanical, thermal, electrical, irradiation, chemical, or infection, is known as inflammation.

Inflammation typically results from your body’s defence against diseases, chemical exposure, or even injuries. This is a typical self-healing phenomena, but if it persists for several months, it could indicate a more serious problem.

Inflammation comes in two varieties:

  • Intense
  • Prolonged

Most of us have experienced acute inflammation as a result of cuts, bruises, or other injuries. Even though it hurts, this is typically harmless because our body is attempting to heal the wound.

On the other hand, chronic inflammation is risky, persistent, and brought on by a number of reasons.
It may also be a sign of arthritis.

Generally, inflammation is characterised by:

  • Redness
  • Heat Swelling
  • Pain
  • Loss of function

Persistent or persistent inflammation has long been linked by researchers to heart conditions and even cancer. Chronic inflammation leads to cell mutation, which helps to foster the growth of cancer. Many inflammatory conditions can result in breast, colon, pancreatic, and liver cancers.

Yes, our diets can contribute to chronic inflammation. Red meat, processed foods, sweetened beverages, a high sugar diet, etc. will all hasten the condition.

How to combat inflammation

Spices, seafood, herbs, nuts, berries, fruits, and vegetables, as well as a diet high in fibre, among other things, will help one fight the problem.

Inflammation will be reduced by the abundance of antioxidants in colourful fruits and leafy greens.

From ancient times, turmeric has been used extensively in Indian food and as a medication to cure injuries, infections, colds, and liver illness. Curcumin, which is present in this vibrant yellow spice, is very effective at reducing inflammation. Getting enough of water into your system will also assist.

Being in control of one’s blood sugar, weight, stress levels, and other things helps to manage inflammation.

By Parvathy Sukumaran

Parvathy Sukumaran is a Content Creator and Editor at JustCare Health. She is an Educator and a Language Lecturer. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education and an M.A in English Literature. She is passionate about writing, archaeology, music and cooking.

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