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When something irritating or harmful affects any part of your body, there is usually a biological response to try to get rid of it, the symptoms and signs of inflammation, especially acute inflammation, indicated that the body is trying to protect itself.

Inflammation is not an infection, even as the infection causes inflammation. Besides, infections are caused by virus, fungus, or bacterium, while inflammation is the body response to it (infection).

Inflammation

The diseases associated with inflammation

Different types of arthritis are caused by misdirected inflammation. Arthritis is also a term that is used to describe inflammations in the body joints. The following are the types of arthritis which are associated with inflammation.

  • Gouty arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Several other aching conditions of the musculoskeletal system and body joints that might not be connected to inflammation include fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, muscular neck pain, and muscular low back pain.

The symptoms of inflammation are swollen joints, redness, joint pain, joints fail to function properly, and joint stiffness. Inflammation can also be connected with common flu-like symptoms such as, loss of energy, fever, loss of appetite, headaches, chills, and muscle stiffness.

 

Two Types of Inflammation

  • Acute inflammation

Acute inflammation begins rapidly and within a short period it becomes severe. Symptoms and signs are mainly there for some days, but they may continue even for some weeks. The following are the conditions, situations, and disease that might result due to acute inflammation.

  1. Sore throat
  2. Acute bronchitis
  3. Infected ingrown toenail
  4. Acute sinusitis
  5. Acute dermatitis
  6. Acute tonsillitis
  7. Acute appendicitis
  8. Acute infective meningitis
  9. Cut or a scratch on the skin

 

  • Chronic inflammation

This is long-term inflammation. It mainly last for many years and months due to failure to get rid of whatsoever was leading to acute inflammation. A chronic nuisance of low intensity that continues. A response from the autoimmune to a self-antigen, in this case, the immune system attacks the vigorous and healthy tissues mistaking them (it) for destructive pathogen

Example of conditions and disease associated with chronic inflammation include asthma, tuberculosis, chronic sinusitis, chronic periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic peptic ulcers, chronic active hepatitis

 

Causes of Inflammation

When inflammations occur, the white blood cells release chemicals to the affected tissues or into the blood to keep your body from any foreign substances. The chemical release increases the flow of the blood to the injured or infected area, and might result in warmth or redness.

 

The Natural and Safe Way to Reduce Inflammation

  • Fish oil

Fish oil is a great and perfect form of omega-3 fatty acids, right from supplements and foods. Omega-3 reduces inflammation that affects red, tender, and swollen joints in rheumatoid arthritis. According to the study, fish oil reduces blood triglyceride protecting you against heart-related diseases and reduces high blood pressure. It is important to know that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Treatments claims for omega-3 fatty acids (fish oils): Lupus, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Might inhibit development of arthritis, and Psoriasis

Lastly, if you or your loved one has inflammation pain, it is highly recommended to use more fish oil since it is the best and perfect solution for inflammation.

References

http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/about-inflammation

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248423.php