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Breaking Health News on Arthritis

Debra Murray

Are Galectins a New Target for Reducing Arthritis Joint Pain?  Pain is the most common complaint of arthritis sufferers and the primary reason they seek medical treatment or therapy. Pain can dominate the experience of arthritis sufferers often making daily tasks difficult. Many physicians believe that pain control should be the primary goal of medical interventions. Most of this pain arises from inflammation of the joints.   Inflammation is a normal process by which the body gets rid of bad bacteria and repairs the damage caused by physical injuries. The immune cells are key components of this process and therefore...

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Tips to Fight Inflammation

Debra Murray

Inflammation is the body's immediate response to fighting off bacteria, viruses and other foreign invaders. When inflammation becomes chronic, it is no longer helpful to your body. Chronic inflammation wears on your immune system and causes it to attack the body's own tissues. This opens the floodgates for a host of chronic diseases including:   Cancer Diabetes Lupus Parkinson's Alzheimer's Fibromyalgia Heart Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease Arthritis Stroke What makes inflammation in the body even more dangerous is that you won't realize it is happening until it's too late. All hope is not lost, there are some simple things you...

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Breaking Health News on Inflammation

Debra Murray

There are two kinds of inflammation that take place in the body - acute and chronic. When the body is injured or plagued by viruses, bacteria and pollutants, acute inflammation signals white blood cells to rush in and repair the damage. The problem arises when the body doesn't know when to stop healing itself and it ends up attacking its own tissues.   Chronic inflammation is dubbed the "quiet killer" for a reason. It spreads in the body, inflames your tissues and destroys your health without you even realizing it. Next thing you know, you are burdened for life with a chronic...

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Dangers of Inflammation

Debra Murray

  Inflammation is a biological process that's meant to heal the body from infections, bacteria, injuries, tissue damage and other forms of trauma. The affected area swells and becomes inflamed in an attempt to create an environment that is beneficial to healing and repairing.   So when does inflammation become dangerous? As long as inflammation is in the healing or acute phase, it benefits the body. Once this condition crosses from acute to chronic, it can be your worst nightmare. Instead of healing the injured area, this once helpful biological response spreads through your whole body and sets up shop.   When...

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