Inflammation - Endocrine Wellness Center

What is inflammation?

Inflammation is your body's response to injury or infection. It's a natural process that helps protect and heal damaged tissue. When you get a cut or sprain your ankle, the affected area may become red, swollen, hot, and painful. These are signs of acute or short-term inflammation triggered by the immune system sending white blood cells, proteins, fluids to the site of injury.

Key aspects of inflammation:

Inflammation occurs in two forms:

Managing inflammation is crucial for reducing risk of chronic disease and improving wellbeing. Strategies include:

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