What is inflammation? Our immune system is a complicated system that defends our cells from bacteria, viruses, toxins, pathogens, and allergens. This system will have a rapid response to these pathogens and will coordinate the destruction of pathogens, repair damaged cells, and eliminate infected cells.
A by-product of this process is CYTOKINES, as well as white blood cells, and immune memory cells. With chronic inflammation, there is some oxidative stress that is exerted on the cells, causing increased cellular death and damage to DNA which can then cause changes in cellular repair, possibly leading to abnormalities in the structure of the cells themselves, sometimes leading to tumors and cancers.
Chronic inflammation leading to oxidative stress can manifest itself in many ways: hypertension, “premature” aging, cancer, and degenerative diseases. Chronic infections such as hepatitis, h. Pylori, HPV, Epstein-Barr are known to cause cancers due to long-term inflammation.
We are continuously exposed to pro-inflammatory pathogens due to our diet and environment, so how do we live our healthiest life and limit damage and aging?
Here at IFM, we can help with chronic inflammation by multiple modalities:
At IFM, we take your health seriously, and are here to get you and keep you healthy!