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What Happens When Your Body Has too Much Inflammation

Too much inflammation in your body can result in an array of troubling side effects, chronic illnesses, and insulin resistance. When it comes to defending your body from foreign invaders, inflammation is a good thing. However, when the body goes through this process and there are no foreign invaders present, inflammation can be a very bad thing–this is where heart disease, cancer, and diabetes come in to play.

Over time, chronic inflammation can snowball into deadly disease. Because of this, it’s critical that you pay attention to the warning signs that your body may be exhibiting. Continue reading as we dive into five signs that your body may be experiencing unhealthy inflammation.

1. Swollen ankles and feet

It’s normal for your feet to swell up when you get a lot of exercise or are on your feet a lot. However, if this happens randomly, you may want to mention it to your doctor. Swollen ankles and feet may be a sign of trauma, injury, or arthritis; all of which can be a sign of chronic inflammation. 

2. Runny nose

During spring, pollen can cause acute inflammation and allergy symptoms such as watery eyes and a runny nose. However, if this happens consistently and out of season, it may be a sign of chronic inflammation. 

3. Hair loss

Irritation and inflammation of the scalp can hinder hair growth and result in hair loss. When this hair loss occurs in patches, it is referred to as alopecia areata. 

4. Dry, itchy skin

Inflammation is your body’s way of alerting your immune system that something is wrong. Sometimes, this can be revealed through skin-related issues. For example, psoriasis is usually a sign of an inflammatory condition like diabetes.  

5. Injuries that are slow to heal

Your injuries will take longer to heal if you have too much inflammation in your body. It’s normal for scrapes and cuts to swell and turn red as your body heals, but too much inflammation will cause this swelling to remain for longer than normal. For example, if a paper cut still hurts and is swollen the next day, you should be concerned about your body’s inflammatory response.

These five symptoms are just the beginning. Make sure you manage your inflammation before it develops into a chronic illness Thankfully, you can naturally decrease your inflammatory response by consulting a professional for nutritional advice and with regularly scheduled PEMF sessions. Contact Independence Wellness & Pulse Center today to learn more about how we can help you create an anti-inflammatory health plan that works best for your body.

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