Most Chronic Diseases are Linked to Inflammation 

One of the most important health discoveries of the past 20 years has been that the immune system and inflammatory process are involved in nearly every mental and physical health problem we encounter today. 

It’s safe to say that chronic inflammation is a leading cause of chronic disease. 

Chronic inflammation is a condition that can affect your immune system and can influence all of your organs, tissues, and cells. 

Unlike the normal inflammatory response that happens after an injury and goes away within a few days, chronic inflammation is an abnormal response that can last years. 

Here are a few ways chronic inflammation can affect your body.

  • Chronic inflammation can cause your immune system to function sub-optimally.
  • Fatigue, increased blood pressure, insulin resistance, and poor appetite are also linked to chronic inflammation.
  • Heart disease and other neurodegenerative disorders have been linked to long-term chronic inflammation. 

It’s true. It’s impossible to prevent chronic disease completely, but you have the power to reduce your risk every day. 

Taking action steps like eating right and exercising each day have been shown to dramatically decrease chronic inflammation and your likelihood of developing a chronic disease.

Know we’re here to help you live an active and fulfilling life. We understand it’s hard to exercise enough daily when you’re in pain. We hope you’ll take a moment to schedule a movement assessment with us so we can create a plan to help you start moving and feeling better. 

Let’s take the first step towards reducing your risk of chronic disease together!

Science Source(s): 

Chronic Inflammation in the Etiology of Disease Across the Life Span. Nature Med. 2019.

Chronic Inflammation. StatPearls. 2021.

Signs of Chronic Inflammation You May Not Expect. WebMD. 2019.

Understanding Acute and Chronic Inflammation. Harvard Health Publishing. 2020.

Understanding Acute and Chronic Inflammation. Harvard Health Publishing. 2020.