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5 Signs You Have Low-Grade Inflammation

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Our bodies are not built to be in a constant state of inflammation, thus keeping a lookout for low-grade inflammation can greatly benefit your body’s functions and help you maintain a better quality of life. It is difficult to accurately assess chronic and low-grade inflammation today. Clinical signs and symptoms are a good method for basic screening.

Here are 5 signs you should look out for to determine if you might be experiencing low-grade inflammation.

Tired for No Reason

Low-grade inflammation can make you feel tired. You may not notice this as a problem immediately; however, it is something to pay attention to if you notice you are always tired. 

Reduced cellular energy is a side effect of low-grade inflammation. Imagine your body is a car, but that car is constantly running on less than a fourth of a tank. You are going to run out of energy faster. And nothing you try will let you fill your tank up more than a fourth of a tank.

Feeling Down

Yes, inflammation can be a potential cause of your low mood or depression. Inflammation can disrupt normal brain functions and is thought to be the cause of depressive episodes in some people. In addition, altered sleep will enhance depression and inflammation is well-known to disrupt the sleep cycle. 

Brain Fog

Since low-grade inflammation can also cause neuroinflammation, brain fog can be a symptom. Brain fog is loosely defined by the following: forgetfulness, difficulty processing thoughts, easily distracted, confusion, fatigue, and a general feeling of “being in a fog”.

It might not sound like a serious symptom but in the long term it can have serious effects in multiple bodily functions. Brain fog is not a recognized disease to be sure, but most of us have dealt with it and know exactly what it is. Being able to manage chronic inflammation will allow you to manage brain fog. 


Swelling is almost always associated with inflammation whether it is after an injury or if there seems to be no apparent reason. Low-grade inflammation can leave you sore and swollen. This tends to be one of the most noticeable symptoms and most people will go to the doctor for an evaluation even for subtle swelling. 

The human body likes a perfect balance in all things and in fluid management that is true as well. The effects of swelling are obvious when ankles are swollen and painful; but imaging what is happening at the microscopic level to your cells in the setting of so much fluid production due to inflammation. 

Unexplained Aches And Pains

If you are feeling aches and pains and you have trouble determining the cause, you might have low-grade inflammation. If you have not put your body under any clear stress and you still experience unexplained aches and pains, you should speak with your doctor to determine if you have low-grade inflammation. Inflammation damages muscles and connective tissues to the point of pain production. 

How Can Well Theory Help?

Dr. Meredith Warner has formulated many supplements to help reduce inflammation. She personally takes every supplement we create because they all impact different parts of the body in a positive way. 

Tart Cherry is one of her favorites followed by Turmeric with PEA, CBD, and Alpha-Lipoic Acid. These are all highly anti-inflammatory and super antioxidants that protect the body very differently. 


Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation