Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
Chronic inflammation is a hot topic today, especially with people who are becoming interested wellness and naturopathy. Chronic inflammation leads to a general feeling of misery by its sufferer. It is now being linked to some of the deadly health conditions that people experience. However, most people don’t know much about this condition and how it can affect and endanger their lives.
Our Doctors understand Chronic Inflammatory Conditions. More importantly, we understand the causes that can be treated, to prevent inflammation from occurring.
What is a Chronic Inflammatory Condition?
Inflammation is the normal way the body tries to protect itself, such as removing debris, irritants and pathogens from the body so you can heal. Inflammation becomes a problem when you maintain a state of inflammation. This is referred to as inflammation that is chronic. The body then produces more inflammation to try to protect itself from the existing inflammation. This leads to extreme discomfort and poor health conditions for the patient, and it is a very unhealthy cycle. The only way to correct it is to address the original problem which can be difficult to determine.
What Causes Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
Your acquired immune system develops and changes due to exposure to your environment, becoming stronger and more immune with repeated exposure to environmental challenges. Chronic inflammation is caused by an imbalance in this immune system. Over exposure to antibiotics can weaken the immune systems ability to make its self stronger – acquiring immunities.
Today many of the foods we eat do not work well with our immune system and can work against the body instead of nourishing and building it up. Certain lifestyle also can negatively influence your immune system. Chronic Inflammation can happen because the body cannot eliminate inflammatory causes or the immune system fights against healthy tissue.
Chronic inflammation can also be the result of the body’s inability to eliminate the cause of acute inflammation or an autoimmune response where the immune system mistakes healthy tissue for unhealthy pathogens.
- Intolerance to certain foods
- Unhealthy lifestyles
- Getting too little rest
- Extreme stress
- A high carbohydrate diet
- Auto-immune conditions
- The bodies inability to eliminate the cause of your inflammation
Chronic Inflammation Symptoms
Most people are diagnosed with a disease before they realize that Chronic Inflammation is associated with it or even is the cause of it. Serious conditions associated with Chronic Inflammation include Rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Do not wait to develop a dangerous disease. Address Chronic Inflammation early when you see its first signs. Some of these signals or symptoms are:
- Fatigue and feeing lethargic
- Weight gain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- High blood pressure
- Skin problems
- Pain in the joints
- Frequent infections
- Shortness of breath
We Can Help You Fight Against Chronic Inflammation
We work to physically correct the imbalances in your system to reduce the production of cytokines, which cause inflammation. We can also work with you by directing you away from food and lifestyle choices that are making inflammation in your body worse.
We will work with you on a nutritious anti-inflammatory diet that features fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean meat and fish rich in Omega-3’s. We will also recommend the correct supplements necessary – like Vitamin D and magnesium and essential fatty acids – that can help relieve your chronic inflammation.
Call us today at theKentucky Neurology and Rehab in Lexington, KY, and protect yourself from the potentially devastating effects of Chronic Inflammatory conditions. A visit with a board certified Neurologist can change your life.