Chronic Inflammation in Vacaville, CA

Chronic Inflammation in Vacaville

Chiropractic Vacaville CA Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is your body's way of protecting itself from harmful situations such as injuries, infections, and toxins. When your cells are under attack, your body releases chemicals that will cause your immune system to act against it.

This is a response that helps in releasing antibodies and proteins, as well as increasing the blood flow to the affected area. The entire process can take hours or even days especially if it is an acute inflammation.

Chronic inflammation in Vacaville takes place when the response lingers, which puts your body in a constant state of alert. Over time, chronic inflammation can negatively impact your organs and tissues. Some research even shows that chronic inflammation can be the cause of several conditions like asthma and cancer.

Symptoms of chronic inflammation in Vacaville

Acute inflammation can show signs of noticeable symptoms such as pain, redness, or swelling. As for chronic inflammation, the symptoms are subtler, which is the reason why they are often overlooked.

Chronic inflammation symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Rashes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Mouth sores

These symptoms can range from mild to severe and they can last for months or even years.

Causes of chronic inflammation

There are several factors that causes chronic inflammation, including:

  • An untreated cause of acute inflammation, such as an injury or infection.
  • Long-term exposure to irritants, such as polluted air or industrial chemicals.
  • An autoimmune disorder, wherein your immune system starts attacking healthy cells and tissue.

These cases do not always cause chronic inflammation to everyone. There are instances where chronic inflammation does not have an exact underlying cause.

According to experts, there are some things that can contribute to chronic inflammation, such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Chronic stress

Impact of chronic inflammation on the body

Chronic inflammation can cause your body's inflammatory response to start attacking healthy cells, organs, and tissues. This can lead to DNA damage, internal scarring, and tissue death.

All of these are linked to the development of serious diseases, which includes the following:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease

The impact of diet on chronic inflammation

The foods you eat play an important role in managing chronic inflammation. There are foods out there that contains anti-inflammatory properties, which makes them beneficial. Antioxidant- and polyphenol-rich foods are the best choices for this one, so you should consider eating the following:

  • Nuts
  • Tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Fatty fish (mackerel, salmon, and sardines)
  • Leafy greens (kale and spinach)
  • Fruits (blueberries, cherries, and oranges)

If you want, you can switch up your eating habits to focus on the Mediterranean diet. A 2018 study shows that participants who engage in this diet had lower markers of inflammation. This serves as a bonus to the health benefits that are already found in the Mediterranean diet.

There are also foods that you should avoid since there are also those that can trigger or even worsen your inflammation. This includes the following:

  • Red meat
  • Fried foods (French fries)
  • Processed meat (hotdogs and sausages)
  • Refined carbohydrates (pastries and white bread)

Make sure to reduce the intake of these foods to avoid the progression of your inflammation. You can still eat them if you want but make sure to only do it occasionally

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1490 Alamo Drive Suite B
Vacaville, CA 95687
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