Inflammation Is The Immune System

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Inflammation is the immune system’s response to injury or infection. Acute inflammation is characterized by five signs, namely the redness, swelling, excessive heat, sometimes the loss of function, and mild to extreme pain. This process is the body’s attempt to protect us, to repair what was damaged and to begin its natural healing process. The symptoms will subside when that part of the body is healed.
However, when inflammation persists, resulting in a progressive destruction of tissues deep inside the body, it causes serious illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease, for example, there is chronic inflammation happening in the patient’s brain. This kind of inflammation is difficult to spot because there is no normal signs of inflammation, such as pain and swelling. Fortunately, there are a multitude of biochemicals, the most famous of them are the cytokines, that are important participants in the inflammation process. For example, in the case of Alzheimer’s disease, we can use these chemicals as inflammation markers to predict cognitive decline and the development of dementia.
Sugar is the culprit for most chronic illnesses. We now recognize that excess sugar molecules in the bloodstream can combine with proteins and certain fats to produce compounds, called glycation end products (AGEs), which the body does not recognize as normal. The immune response sets off inflammation reactions. Excess
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