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  What You Need to Know About Inflammation
Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and chemicals protect us from infection and foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses.
When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body’s white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues in an attempt to rid the body of foreign substances.
Inflammation of the small tubes that transport air to the lungs may cause an asthma attack
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/0200/0217.asp?index=4857   (744 words)

  Inflammation (Chronic): Online Reference For Health Concerns
Chronic systemic inflammation is an underlying cause of many seemingly unrelated, age-related diseases.
The pathological consequences of inflammation are well-documented in the medical literature (Willard et al.
Chronic inflammation is also involved in diseases as diverse as atherosclerosis, cancer, heart valve dysfunction, obesity, diabetes, congestive heart failure, digestive system diseases, and Alzheimer's disease (Brouqui et al.
www.lef.org /protocols/prtcl-146.shtml   (2255 words)

  Inflammation Summary
Inflammation is a nonspecific defense mechanism; the body's physiological response to a superficial cut is much the same as with a burn or a bacterial infection.
Inflammation is a localized, defensive response of the body to injury, usually characterized by pain, redness, heat, swelling, and, depending on the extent of trauma, loss of function.
Inflammation is the first response of the immune system to infection or irritation and may be referred to as the innate cascade.
www.bookrags.com /Inflammation   (1990 words)

  Inflammation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Inflammation is the first response of the immune system to infection or irritation and may be referred to as the innate cascade.
Inflammation is characterized by the following quintet: redness (rubor), heat (calor), swelling (tumor), pain (dolor) and dysfunction of the organs involved (functio laesa).
The role of systemic inflammation as a cause and/or result of insulin resistance and atherosclerosis is the subject of intense research.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Inflammation   (892 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Body's First Defense May Be Root of Diseases
While inflammation's familiar manifestations, such as the redness of an infected cut or a raw sore throat, are unpleasant, the reaction is crucial to survival.
Inflammation run amok is what causes autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease, which occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, nerves or digestive system for reasons that remain a mystery.
The idea that inflammation may be involved in other diseases began to gain credence with the realization that stomach ulcers were caused not by stress, worry or spicy food, but by an inflammation triggered by a bacterial infection.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A13755-2003Feb15?language=printer   (1885 words)

 Abdominal Pain Symptoms Causes and Treatments
Inflammation is the response of living tissue to damage.
Various examples of acute inflammation that you may be aware of are sore throat, reactions in the skin to a scratch or a burn or insect bite, and acute hepatitis and so on.
One of the commonest causes of inflammation is microbial infection.
www.healiohealth.com /inflammation-treatment.html   (402 words)

Inflammation is an important pathologic process often encountered by dentists and dental hygienists.
In acute inflammation, neutrophils are sticky cells while later in chronic inflammation lymphocytes are the sticky ones.
The lesion of granulomatous chronic inflammation is the "granuloma." It is a little mass of chronic inflammation with a background of new capillaries, new fibroblasts, and new collagen.
www.usc.edu /hsc/dental/PTHL312abc/312a/03/Reader/reader.html   (5308 words)

 Inflammation is culprit in many ailments - The Boston Globe
The idea is as simple as it is radical: Chronic inflammation spurred by an immune system run amok appears to play a role in medical evils from arthritis to Alzheimer's, diabetes to heart disease.
Chronic inflammation is so similar in different diseases, Libby said, that when he lectures, he uses many of the same slides, whether he's talking about diseases of the heart, kidneys, joints, lung, or other tissues.
It is because inflammation is now seen as such a hallmark of heart disease that many doctors use a test for inflammation called CRP to help assess a person's cardiac risk.
www.boston.com /yourlife/health/diseases/articles/2006/04/03/inflammation_is_culprit_in_many_ailments/?page=full   (1008 words)

 Acute Inflammation - FootPhysicians.com
Inflammation is the body’s normal protective response to an injury, irritation, or surgery.
When it is chronic, the inflammation reflects an ongoing response to a longer-term medical condition, such as arthritis.
Infections are caused by bacteria, fungus, and viruses, and infections sometimes produce inflammation.
www.footphysicians.com /footankleinfo/inflammation.htm   (609 words)

Inflammation is a response of a tissue to injury, often injury caused by invading parasites.
Liver cancer is often the sequel to years of inflammation caused by infection by hepatitis B and/or C viruses.
Lung cancer often is the end stage of years of chronic inflammation caused by inhaled irritants, of which tobacco smoke is the most reliable.
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 Inflammation : by Ray Sahelian, M.D. causes and treatment for inflammation
Persistent inflammation leads to increased cellular turnover, especially in the epithelium, and provides selection pressure that result in the emergence of cells that are at high risk for malignant transformation.
Crohn's disease, and inflammatory bowel disorder, is an inflammation of the intestines.
Sinusitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the nasal sinuses
www.raysahelian.com /inflammation.html   (1241 words)

 Piecing together the inflammation puzzle - From the Laboratories at Baylor College of Medicine (Nov. 2002)
While most people consider inflammation something that occurs when there is an injury or a disease, it is also the way the body reacts to molecules it perceives as foreign.
Inflammation is a necessary and protective force that allows an organism to survive.
Because of its wide-ranging influence, inflammation is involved in a host of diseases - from allergies and asthma to infections and heart disease, from cancer to autoimmune ailments such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
www.fromthelab.net /vol01/is3/02nov_n3.htm   (1034 words)

 Diagnose-Me: Condition: Chronic Inflammation
In some conditions, as with rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammation serves no useful purpose and is actually a component of the disease rather than part of the healing process.
Drugs that reduce inflammation are effective, but even the relatively "safe" ones such as aspirin can cause gastritis or even an ulcer.
Inflammation of the liver usually resulting in jaundice (yellowing of the skin), loss of appetite, stomach discomfort, abnormal liver function, clay-colored stools, and dark urine.
www.diagnose-me.com /cond/C155464.html   (2100 words)

 Ask A Scientist - Physiology of inflammation
The underlying process for any type of inflammation, whether it is the result of a skin infection, a joint with arthritis, or a finger that got slammed in a car door, is basically the same.
Inflammation is a complex process that involves a variety of cells and probably dozens of chemical messengers.
In inflammation, the cells lining blood vessels allow these large molecules to escape the bloodstream and enter inflamed tissue.
www.hhmi.org /cgi-bin/askascientist/highlight.pl?kw=&file=answers/general/ans_031.html   (491 words)

 Emedicine Search Results for Inflammation
Epididymitis - Epididymitis is an inflammation or infection of the epididymis, a convoluted duct that lies on the posterior surf...
Aortitis - Aortitis is literally inflammation of the aorta, and it is representative of a cluster of large-vessel diseases that...
Bronchitis - Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, or bronchi.
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 About Inflammation Nation
Well, if you have or are pre-disposed to an inflammatory disease like asthma, allergies, arthritis, obesity, psoriasis or diabetes—as so many of us in today’s Inflammation Nation are—new revolutionary studies reveal that it is essential to good health that you reduce your consumption of another dietary fat.
Inflammation Nation is NOT another diet or diet book, but a vital information guide if you or a loved one suffers from an inflammatory disease.
In Inflammation Nation, award winning Immunologist, Floyd (Ski) H. Chilton, Ph.D., supplies simple dietary changes that could dramatically change the way you feel for the rest of your life.
www.inflammationnation.com /about.htm   (955 words)

 The World Health Network - Anti-Aging and Longevity
Scientists at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have identified a protein that is critical to the development of inflammation during lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).
To understand the role of IL-27 in chronic inflammation, Hunter and his colleagues at the Ludwig Institute in Melbourne, Amgen and the NIH studied mice engineered to lack the receptor that enables IL-27 to function in normal mice.
When infected with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which causes toxoplasmosis, the mice developed severe brain inflammation that was caused by helper T cells, a type of white blood cell that activates and directs portions of the immune system.
www.worldhealth.net /p/inflammation.html   (914 words)

 Inflammation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Inflammation comes in cycles, and once the cycle is broken the inflammation will subside.
That inflammation is a result of various cells coming into the skin and causing itching, redness and swelling.
There can be good reasons for inflammation; and, instead of suppressing it, we need to deal with the underlying cause which may be a bacterial infection.
www.eczema.net /inflammation.html   (216 words)

 Inflammation's trigger finger
Inflammation is central to the body's generalized defensive response, attacking any invader in the same way by boosting blood flow and recruiting specialized cells to attack and destroy the invading organisms.
Because of its central role in initiating inflammation, NF-kB is being intensely scrutinized by pharmaceutical researchers looking for new therapies for autoimmune diseases like lupus and arthritis, and other diseases such as cancer.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, located in La Jolla, Calif., is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to fundamental discoveries in the life sciences, the improvement of human health and conditions, and the training of future generations of researchers.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2004-07/si-itf071904.php   (504 words)

 100% Natural Anti-inflammatory, name brand Flavay
Flavay® has been licensed and sold in France for reducing inflammation and edema (swelling) since 1950 and is now available in the United States as a dietary supplement.
Inflammation is caused by the overproduction of free radicals in a specific area of the body.
Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 different conditions that produce either inflammation of connective tissue (joints and tendons) or degeneration of the articular cartilage, a wearing down of the protective covering that cushions the ends of bones, allowing bones to rub together without causing damage to the joints.
thehealingpine.com /inflammation.html   (3105 words)

 SIU SOM Histology INTRO
Following inflammation, injured tissue is usually replaced by new cells and extracellular materials, with undamaged surrounding cells proliferating and migrating to fill the void.
The four cardinal signs of inflammation are readily explained by the behavior of the underlying cells and tissues.
These triggers of acute inflammation are released by mast cells, sensitive cells which are scattered throughout ordinary connective tissues and which react to tissue damage or other disturbance.
www.siumed.edu /~dking2/intro/inflam.htm   (2012 words)

 About Inflammation
Inflammation is a process by which the body's white blood cells and chemicals protect our bodies from infection by foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses.
When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body's white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from foreign substances.
Inflammation of the heart (myocarditis) may cause shortness of breath or fluid retention.
www.webmd.com /content/pages/3/2945_636.htm   (693 words)

 Quenching the Fires of Inflammation
The fact that high blood levels of CRP are found in a variety of serious and chronic conditions points to what might best be called an "inflammation syndrome." For example, the inflammation in obesity and diabetes may "metastasize" throughout the body, setting the stage for inflamed blood vessels and an increased risk of heart disease.
Inflammation is a normal part of the body's immune response to infection or injury.
Saturated fats have little influence on inflammation, but trans fatty acids (identified on labels as partially hydrogenated oils) interfere with the enzymes needed to process fatty acids, particularly the omega-3 fatty acids.
www.stopinflammation.com /quenching_the_fires.html   (1793 words)

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