Perhaps you can’t see it or feel it, but inflammation could be slowly damaging your body without you knowing.
Inflammation, also known as swelling, is the body’s natural way of healing itself by fighting infection and injury... BUT an inflammatory response can even occur within your body when the immune system kicks into action without an infection or injury to fight.
Since there is nothing there that actually needs to heal, the immune system’s cells do the opposite of what they are supposed to, and they begin destroying healthy organs, arteries, and joints.
Why would inflammation happen without an infection or injury?
Dr. V. Pitis, MD, who is an internal medicine physician, says, “When you don’t eat healthy, don’t get enough exercise, or have too much stress, the body responds by triggering inflammation. Chronic inflammation can have damaging consequences over the long term. So, the food you eat, the quality of sleep you get and how much you exercise, they all really matter when it comes to reducing inflammation.”