American’s are now understanding what chronic inflammation is and how it is responsible for causing various long-term health problems. Chronic inflammation is a condition that can slowly spread and cause serious damage. This infographic demonstrates the effects of Chronic Inflammation, its causes and the ways of controlling it.
Inflammation is a reaction of our body, when it encounters any injury or infection. Chronic Inflammation (CI), unlike acute inflammation which is temporary, persists and grows over time.
The inflammatory reaction continues to cause damage, which can lead to numerous diseases. Inflammation symptoms include swelling, stiffness in joints, redness and joint pain. Individuals may also experience fever, loss of appetite, exhaustion and headaches.
The main cause of CI is said to be poor diet. Other factors such as heart condition, stress, being overweight, smoking, sedentary lifestyle are also known to cause CI. Some foods such as turmeric, ginger, fish, papaya and berries are known to help reduce inflammation.