Thursday, December 29, 2011

Inflammation, The Body's First Line of Defense

Have you ever experienced red, painful, swelling in a body part? This reaction in the body is called inflammation. Inflammation is a normal response by the body to start the healing process. Inflammation can occur for many reasons and be classified as chronic or acute. Although the body regulates inflammation automatically, chronic inflammation can lead to a host of additional diseases. Therefore inflammation should be closely monitored to make sure it doesn’t persist longer than necessary. Read more...

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