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  • Writer's pictureDr. Jerod Posey

The Link Between Chronic Disease and Inflammation

Updated: Jul 27, 2022

Bottom Line:

Studies have shown that chronic inflammation is directly linked to many of the most common chronic diseases we encounter. Over 60% of people are affected with at least one condition associated with chronic inflammation. The number of people with heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer continues to soar due to the stress and dysfunction caused by chronic inflammation.

Why it Matters:

The process of chronic inflammation begins with your body doing the right thing. Hormones are released due to injury, stress, or your diet, which causes your immune system to react. If the wound doesn’t heal, the stress doesn’t end, or the diet doesn’t change, this normally healthy process can turn into chronic inflammation and disease. If your immune system doesn’t “turn off,” a vicious cycle of tissue damage can lead to long-term inflammation & future health issues.

  1. Chronic inflammation results in an imbalanced immune response, leading to chronic disease.

  2. When inflammatory mediators are overproduced, it can lead to tissue damage.

  3. Taking a proactive approach to your health can lower your risk of later developing chronic disease.

Next Steps:

A few most common risk factors associated with chronic inflammation include age, obesity, diet, smoking, hormone imbalances, and sleep disorders. While age is something you can’t control, daily habits can alter nearly all the other risk factors. Be sure to attend our upcoming workshop – Don’t Burn Out: The Truth About Inflammation – to get practical tips on reducing or eliminating chronic inflammation!

Science Source(s): Chronic Inflammation. StatPearls. Pubmed. 2018.

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