Inflammation, the root cause of disease.
It is now believed that most or all chronic diseases may have the same trigger: inflammation. This inflammatory process has been linked to everything from heart attacks and strokes to type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and yes even cancer!
Chronic, low-grade systemic inflammation can be caused by poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and low grade chronic bacterial infections or gum disease might explain why lifestyle-linked diseases have reached epidemic levels in the United States, while remaining rare in the undeveloped areas of the country.
Is Your Body on Flaring?
In most cases inflammation protects your body, if you cut yourself, your body would send the defense troops to fight the battle invading the bacteria to launch the inflammatory cascade. The immune system reaction involves proteins and white blood cells that come to eat the bacteria like Pac-Man.
This immune system response is the familiar scene of redness and warmth around the wound as it starts to heal. During a chronic inflammatory response, the low grade exposure to inflammation, harms rather than heals, because the immune system attack never stops.
The #1 Warning Sign of Chronic Inflammation
Do you want to know if your body is under chronic inflammation? It is easy, to measure your waist! If your waist measurement is above 35 inches for a woman or 40 inches for a man, this means you could be under low grade chronic inflammation and could be at risk for chronic illness or body of dis-ease.
Call Serenity Health Care Center to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Debra Muth to discuss your risk and treatment for chronic inflammation.