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Last paragraph of the article on the inflammatory response inside the body.

Friday, May 10, 2013

There are many different inflammatory diseases, yet all of them share the same underlying driver: an inappropriate inflammatory response, or a body out of balance with its inflamation zone. The difference between them is where the inflammatory response is taking place. (There are other differences, especially regarding which parts of the immune system are participating in the inflammatory response, but this explanation serves our purposes here.)

Chronic inflammation localized in the coronary arteries surrounding the heart leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease. In diabetes, as mentioned earlier, the body mistakenly identifies the islet beta cells in the pancreas as foreign invaders and destroys them so that they no longer produce insulin. When inflammatory cells such as eosinophils or neutrophils invade the small airways of the lungs, they cause asthma. Arthritis, meanwhile, occurs when the synovium—a thin, specialized tissue responsible for the production of fluid that lubricates joints—becomes inflamed. The list goes on and on. Inflammation in the upper bowel? Crohn’s disease. Lower bowel? Ulcerative colitis. The underlying process is the same; it’s just the location and symptoms that change. It's all the result of a body out of balance its normal inflammation zone.

Please, see my previous blog for the article web address.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CRAFTSFAN1 5/11/2013 5:30PM

    Thank you for the information. I will read more in deep to learn more about inflammation. This is an eye opener for me. emoticon

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CIRANDELLA 5/11/2013 11:47AM

    But is there a difference in the types of inflammation that arise from autoimmune illness and other sources of chronic inflammation? On a cellular level, they may be vastly different.

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MAW_OH 5/11/2013 10:56AM

    Thank you!

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JIBBIE49 5/10/2013 8:58PM

    After reading Richard Bernstein MD's "The Diabetes Solution" and listening to his lectures on YouTube, I've learned so much about how this "illnesses" are tied to elevated blood sugar levels. He has been a Type 1 diabetic since age 12 and now he is a healthy 78, although he was told he'd not live past 42. He did research on his own in the late 1960s as he was developing all the complications of Type 1 Diabetes. He had to go to medical school and become a doctor before anyone in the medical community would publish his research. I recommend reading his book and listening to his lectures.

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123ELAINE456 5/10/2013 7:43PM

  Very Painful Conditions to have. Hope they come up with a cure for all of these diseases. Thank You for sharing this with Us. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Fabulous Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NANCYPAT1 5/10/2013 6:02PM

    Thanks Chris - I have a number of these inflammatory conditions and have long been treating the inflammation as a PRIMARY issue. With diabetes, arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. My thought has been for some time that treating the inflammation made sense to me.

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SUSANBEAMON 5/10/2013 5:50PM

  and with all that, they still can't stop my immune system from eating my body and leaving me with decreased function and pain.

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SWIMLOVER 5/10/2013 5:28PM


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