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What inflammation means and how can it occur in your body?



What inflammation means and how can it occur in your body?


The inflammation occurs when the body's response to the irritation comes from outside or inside the body. The irritant can be the splinter that comes under your skin or some kind of bacteria. Also, there can be effects of radiation or chemicals that our body is exposed to all the time.


Many diseases can cause inflammation. For example, bronchitis, dermatitis (a skin condition), otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear) or cystitis (inflammation of the bladder).


What are the signs of inflammation?

  • REDNESS

  • HEAT

  • SWELLING

  • PAIN

The body needs to deal with the inflammation and do this on a few different levels. To be able to fight the infection the body needs energy “inside”. So, the person feels ill, drowsy, and has no energy.

In addition, the blood changes the number of immune systems cells.


There are lots of happening when we get an infection. Therefore, we feel weak and have low moods.


A number of immune cells are involved in fighting the infection. They release substances called inflammatory mediators like hormones and histamine. They make the small vessels wider, so the blood can quickly get to the place where the inflammation is happening. That is why the area where the inflammation occurs turns red. Also, they make the “road” for inflammatory cells, so that more of them can travel to the place where needed.


There is more fluid where inflammation takes place, as the mucus membranes release more of it. This extra fluid can help flush the virus quicker out of the body.


An infection can be resolved very quickly, like for example a runny nose. But it can also take years and be very tiring for the body.



Do you suffer from chronic inflammatory disease?

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