Inflammation serves an important role in the function of our overall health. Inflammation helps our bodies fight disease and get rid of unwanted bacteria. It also assists our bodies in cleaning dead cells caused by trauma or infections.
Inflammation becomes a problem, however, when the immune system is unable to stop the inflammatory response or triggers it when it’s not necessary. It then becomes a chronic condition and can be very harmful to our bodies.
When inflammation becomes chronic it starts to break down cells and destroy our body tissues (this makes it easier for tumors to invade and grow.) Researches have found that chronic inflammation plays a vital role in the progression of many types of cancers and fuels a variety of chronic disorders (including heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.)
Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CTT, CBP