Today I feel much less inflamed and have plans, as soon as it warms up, to work on lawn and garden projects. I am trying real hard to stick to what I know I can safely eat. Otherwise, life becomes the pits. So far, I can say life is good althro common stresses never cease. We are what we eat. Eat healthy! Eat wisely! Practice portion control! ....I am, of course, speaking to myself most of all. Have a grand day, everyone!
My Right Foot bottom is afire. Like I mean it is fourth of July fireworks to the max. This is called nerve-ending inflammation. It is caused (I have been told) by the fact that I suffered frostbite in my feet at age 8 or 9. Doctors have a fancy name....they call it neuropathy. I call it HELL in my feet. I do know the cause of this outbreak. I was having dinner at a friend's house and she served us Hamburger Helper Cheesy Macroni with Broccoli. I cannot eat any process/prepackaged foods. They contain too many excitotoxiants. Since I was out-of-control, I itched it. Now there are three open sores. I soaked immediately in epson salts for 1/2 hour, then applied a thin layer of Honey, apply bandage pad, one sock to hold in place, and another to keep the area extra dry and warmed. The meds the doctor gives me does little for the internal chaos. They prescribe salves for the exterior appearances. I do what I can, taking extra Zinc, magnesium, and skill oil. I do intend a short walk around the trailer park to get fresh air and some exercise. The pain worsens only if I try to walk too far past the pain threshold. Saturday and Sunday are my non-record days Off from all things non-essential. Mostly Me days...so I can take extra good care today. I do maintain my healthy eating plan as essential to the good life I am seeking. The outbreak is the worse so now it is just patience to recovery time. It would be nice if sparkpeople would share things to say when you know you cannot eat what is placed before you....Hints are welcome!
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I am struggling with inflammation today again. I may need to review more information. I am glad that I was invited to this group. I have a difficult time getting involved in groups though sure hoping that I will get something good from this team. I am in need.
Wishing you all well and a good night to both of you!
What Is Inflammation in Your Body? How It's Measured and Treated by Eric McLaughlin, M.D., M.P.H.
Doctors and health-care providers like to use big words. We go to school for many years just to learn these big words and, like children, we enjoy showing off.
Take “inflammation.” Not too long ago, when we said “inflammation,” we usually meant what happens when you get a cut or scrape. Swollen, red skin was “inflamed.” Your joints could be inflamed, too, if you had arthritis.
But now, we’re using “inflammation” all over the place. Studies in the news keep connecting it to about every common disease in the book—including heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Inflammation is both simple and complex—both good and bad. But there is something you can do about it. In fact, the solution is pretty simple. After learning what inflammation actually is, you’ll see why.
WHAT IS INFLAMMATION?
Think of a skinned knee and the redness, swelling, pain and warmth that surround the scrape almost immediately. That’s inflammation—tissue’s reaction to injury. In this case, it’s good. Swelling creates a tight barrier, keeping bacteria out. The redness and warmth are from an increased blood supply, providing defense mechanisms like white blood cells. A basic role of isolating injury, destroying invaders and healing damaged tissue, inflammation is vital.
When you get inflammation inside your body, though, you can have issues. The problems start when it happens in a dangerous spot, such as the coronary arteries.
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