Inflammation

Ongoing research gives a deeper understanding into why lifestyle choices matter

By Dr Mark Janowski, Internal Medicine Specialist

Our body’s ability to heal itself through inflammation is truly amazing. If you stub your toe, get an infection or catch a cold, your immune system springs into action, sending specialized white blood cells to wage battle at the scene of attack. These cells can stop illness or infection spreading, repair damage and sometimes obliterate the intruder. The white-cell-filled blood that accumulates at the site of infection or injury can accumulate, producing swelling, heat or redness typical of inflammation.

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