Psoriasis discussed on Res-Q Health Line


Doctor good morning welcome back morning show on how you were doing just fine on this bar January just flying by as we get ready go into February which is I. phone numbers thinking is that American heart month there were added the American heart month absolutely knights of the big month coming up so we want to talk today about systemic inflammation and we talked about information for a long time here on the program but it's always good to go back and revisit the topic so can you give us a general overview of chronic inflammation and why it happens absolutely so chronic inflammation also referred to as a slow long term inflammation in the body listing for prolonged periods of several months to years so it's not something that happens acutely like when you NG your your joint stuff that you break a bone that's cute information get a splinter in your finger we talk about chronic informations slow insidious long term inflammatory reactions in the body and the extent and the effect of that chronic inflammation varies with the cause of the injury and the ability of the body to repair and overcome the damage so this is something that we all have to deal with and many people don't even realize that they have information going on in the body so sometimes remain silent until you develop sometimes symptoms such as pain or skin rashes like examines psoriasis or things like excessive mucous production but there are certain diseases and conditions that absolutely a link to chronic inflammation and I believe as a physician of over a quarter of a century in practice that information is really the root of the causes of most of the the number one killer in our society which is cardio vascular disease peripheral vascular disease cerebral vascular disease things that affect our brain as well as cancer diabetes obesity I think they're all they're all related to insidious on going low inflammatory reactions to our body over time well you mentioned some of the health which is linked to to chronic inflammation and I guess you know when you mention acute inflammation and when you sprain an ankle or splinter your finger that's the example you gave you actually see it you see the swelling you see the inflammation with chronic inflammation you don't see them so one done you know what symptoms does it present I mean what should we be looking.

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