Essay On Inflammation

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Our body has its own defense system and it fights and battles to protect us from infections and injuries. Inflammation is one of those defense responses, and while it doesn’t give you a great feeling, it does tell you that your body is sending nutrients and immune cells to an area of your body in need.
The body increases blood flow to a specific area which results in swelling, redness, pain, and warmth. Also known as inflammation. It’s part of the healing process. Unfortunately, the immune response can fail to shut off which means that the continued production of cells can create permanent damage. This can lead to arthritis, as well as heart disease, dementia, and cancer.
There are a variety of causes for chronic inflammation, and it could be as a result of obesity, stress, pollution, smoking, a lack of exercise, poor sleep,
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Americans love bacon, and for many it’s part of their weekend ritual. Unfortunately, it is a high fat meat, which means that it could be why your arthritic pain is out of control. Your average bacon slice is about 71% fat and half of that is saturated. That is before it’s even cooked, so your cooking method may increase that further. High fat meats feed inflammation, thus increasing your chronic pain issues. Fatty acids from saturated fats cause arachidonic acid to form, this then converts to leukotrienes and prostaglandins, which are inflammatory substances. If that isn’t what gets you the excess weight will. Weight control is the most effective way to control arthritis. If you just can’t let go of your bacon habit, try turkey bacon.

• Eggs. Eggs are incredible, they contain a wealth of nutrients and minerals that your body needs. However, they do also contain arachidonic acid and for some people (not all) this can increase inflammation and lead to the worsening of pain in the joints. The only way to find out if you are one of the people that has this reaction to eggs would be to cut them out of your diet and monitor your
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