Detecting and Managing Chronic Inflammation

reducing chronic inflammation

Inflammation is a normal response by the body to threats like injury, infections, and toxins. Acute inflammation can cause local swelling, pain, redness, and an increase in temperature which can last for minutes or several days. Chronic inflammation, however, occurs when this process lingers and keeps the body on alert for months or even years.

Causes of Chronic Inflammation

Low-grade chronic inflammation can be caused by a poor diet, untreated infections or injury, smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of movement, stress, and weight gain, according to Harvard Medical (1).

Symptoms of Chronic Inflammation