Inflammation is our body’s way of alerting us to a problem we may not notice. There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic. While inflammation keeps wounds from becoming infected or septic, which could lead to bigger problems, chronic inflammation can become a larger problem, e.g. cancer. What the driving force is behind inflammation is still not scientifically known.
- Inflammation is the body’s immune response to a problem.
- Without inflammation, wounds and infections wound become septic.
- It is characterised by redness, swelling, joint pain, joint stiffness and immobility.
“What exactly drives inflammation, which is part of the healing process, remains to be mystery although scientists believe that it plays a key role in chronic illnesses, including heart disease.”