Tag Archives: Inflammation
Relapsing polychondritis is an autoimmune disorder that presents with non-specific symptoms affecting the neck, nose, throat, and ears. The disease is rare and primarily involves cartilage tissue becoming inflamed.
Any tissue that contains cartilage is at risk of being affected… Read More
Scleritis is the inflammation of the white of the eye (sclera), a serious and painful condition. The sclera is comprised of tough, fibrous tissues protecting the eye and covering 83 percent of its surface.
In majority of cases, scleritis is… Read More
Urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by E.coli triggers inflammation through FimH protein attachments on the cell surfaces. Most common among women, UTIs are typically caused by E.coli bacteria. The infection takes place when E.coli travel though the urethra to the… Read More
Inflammation is our body’s natural response to infection and injury as a self-protection mechanism. Based on this, inflammation may seem as a good thing. Unfortunately, inflammation can also contribute to negative health complications, triggering diseases or causing chronic pain.
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In osteoporosis, natural probiotic supplements can help build healthier bones. The findings come from Michigan State University where researchers found that a natural probiotic supplement given to male mice helped promote stronger bones. The same results were not rendered… Read More
Anti-inflammatory effects of dietary fiber have been shown to be beneficial for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment. The authors reviewed the existing body of knowledge on the effects of fiber in IBD. The most current definition of dietary fiber is… Read More
In lupus, white blood cells lose their ability to regulate inflammation and regulating cells then cause damage. The mitochondria – a cell’s powerhouse – were studied to determine how they may lead to lupus-like inflammation. Certain white blood cells in… Read More
We encounter stress on a daily basis, when we are stuck in traffic or waiting in the long lineup at the grocery store, for example. Stress can vary greatly from mild to severe and chronic. Numerous studies have shown the… Read More
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month 2016, which touches upon topics like traumatic brain injury, concussion, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a rising problem among seniors, so it’s important to prevent TBI as much as possible.… Read More
What we eat plays a large role in how we feel – joint pain included. Food is intended to fuel us, provide us with nutrients, and, most of all, make us feel good. But sadly, eating the wrong foods can… Read More
Lupus patients face anemia risk from inflammation, iron deficiency, and renal insufficiency. Anemia is a common occurrence in lupus patients, affecting nearly 50 percent of them. There are many reasons why lupus patients are at a greater risk for anemia,… Read More
High cholesterol is well-known as a significant risk for heart disease. New research shows keeping cholesterol in a healthy range and boosting good cholesterol will help fight inflammation and thereby reduce joint pain and stiffness. Could get you out walking… Read More
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