The Inflammatory Connection
Unregulated chronic inflammation is the strongest driver in age related disease. It plays a major role in the development of heart and vascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes and dementia. Inflammation is the body’s natural biological response, in attempt of self-protection. It is part of the body’s immune response, with the aim being to remove harmful stimuli such as irritants, pathogens, or damaged cells from the body, in order to begin the healing process.
Unmanaged inflammation over a long period results in:
- Thickening and scarring of connective tissue
- Cell death
- Destruction of tissue
What Drives Inflammation?
The inflammation response can occur with conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, or autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis.
Inflammation needs to be well regulated!