Inflammation - Vital Hormone Clinic

What is inflammation?

Inflammation is your body's response to injury or infection. It is characterized by redness, heat, pain, swelling, and loss of function. When tissues in your body are damaged, your immune system triggers an inflammatory response. This helps white blood cells reach the site of injury and begin the healing process.

There are two main types of inflammation:

Key functions of inflammation include:

There are five cardinal signs of acute inflammation:

  1. Pain - Caused by chemical factors stimulating nerve endings
  2. Redness - Result of increased blood flow
  3. Swelling - Fluid and white blood cells accumulating
  4. Heat - Caused by increased blood flow and cellular metabolism
  5. Loss of function - Due to swelling and pain

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I hope this gives you a good overview of what inflammation is on a physiological level. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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