The Silent Killer
The Silent Killer
Chronic Inflammation is an asymptomatic problem that we should all look out for.
Chronic inflammation is killing millions and almost nobody is talking about it. I recently read an article regarding chronic inflammation that I think does a very good job of summarizing the effects of chronic low grade inflammation. Chronic inflammation is often asymptomatic, you have no idea that it is at work inside you until you develop disease unless you get checked. More and more studies are coming out linking chronic inflammation with heart disease, diabetes, cancer and early onset dementia. Here’s a quick summary in case you don’t have time to read the article.
Half of all heart attacks happen in people with normal cholesterol levels. It is chronic inflammation which destabilizes plaques in the blood vessels and leads to heart attacks. This is also a likely mechanism leading to strokes.
Higher levels of inflammation increase your risk for developing diabetes. Central adiposity or “Belly Fat” releases inflammatory molecules which increase your risk for diabetes as well as many other diseases. We used to think that fat was inactive but we now understand that it is quite active and is like a sack of poison hanging around your mid-section. Elite Health Hawaii can help you get rid of as much of this belly fat as possible not only to help you look better but to decrease your risk for heart disease, cancer, strokes and dementia.
Chronic inflammation has been associated with cellular damage which can lead to cancer. It has also been linked to the development of precancerous colon polyps as well as esophageal cancer.
Alzheimer’s disease is associated with chronic activation of brain cells that lead to inflammation. Research suggests that aspirin and fish oil, both anti-inflammatory substances, may be useful in preventing dementia.
At Elite Health Hawaii, we not only assess your level of inflammation but we also give you the means to reduce the inflammation. Chronic low grade inflammation is the common thread among multiple diseases and the importance of reducing this inflammation can not be overstated.
Here’s a link to the article: http://www.inflammationresearchfoundation.org/inflammation-science/inflammation-details/time-cellular-inflammation-article.