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How Does Inflammation Affect You?

Woman with pain in jawIt might surprise you to find out that inflammation is a normal and necessary immune response. Inflammation allows your body to heal from infection or injury. Once the problem has been addressed, the inflammation and accompanying symptoms such as pain should subside.

Occasionally, however, the inflammatory response can get out of hand. In such cases, your immune system will remain in a state of permanent alert, causing inflammation that is chronic and an inappropriate response to pain.

More Common in Certain Conditions

If you suffer from chronic inflammation, it’s a sign that your immune system isn’t functioning as it should. Researchers have established that chronic inflammation is the cornerstone of all modern disease, illness and degenerative conditions.

Those with bone and joint disorders, chronic pain, digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, skin conditions, allergies, asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and more likely suffer from chronic inflammation.

How Inflammation Happens

Factors that can put your immune system on permanent alert, creating the potential for chronic inflammation include:

  • Chronic infections
  • Environmental toxins or an impaired ability to handle toxins
  • Food sensitivities (certain toxic and inflammatory foods)
  • Genetics
  • Impaired ability to manage stress or an overload of stress
  • Mould and mycotoxin exposures
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Poor gut or digestive function (intestinal permeability)
  • Poor oral health
  • Unresolved physical, mental and emotional traumas

Get the Help You Need

It’s essential to know that inflammation is your body’s response to an illness rather than the cause of anything. To reduce the cause that triggers inflammation and have positive health incomes, we have a programme that includes your diet, gut health, supplements, detoxification, treating infection and managing your stress.

At TMJ Therapy Centre, we’ll partner with you to reduce and eliminate your chronic inflammation, as well as prevent it from returning. Your immune system will be able to rest, being able to respond appropriately when it has a job to do.

How Can We Help?

Learn more about getting your inflammation under control. Contact us today!


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