The Best Way To Recover From An Injury? Prevention
The body’s natural response to an injury is inflammation. Not all inflammation is bad.
Inflammation is a key factor in the body’s ability to recover and heal from injuries; however, too much inflammation can be bad and lead to other problems.
Inflammation is your immune system’s answer to fighting off infection and the initial healing from injury; however, sometimes the white blood cells causing the good inflammation might get confused and attack healthy tissue and organs.
This is when acute inflammation can become bothersome chronic inflammation.
Acute inflammation is the typical and appropriate response your body makes when you have an injury or bacterial infection for example.
Acute inflammation is short-term and will go away once the injury is healed. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and cold compresses can be enough to manage acute inflammation. Of course, if there is an actual bacterial infection, you will want to reach out to your physician to determine if antibiotics are necessary.
Acute inflammation isn’t always something that can be avoided, but proper care of the injury and inflammation management will help it clear up faster.
Chronic inflammation is a trickier beast to deal with. You might not even realize you have chronic inflammation.
Sometimes it can be hard to see or feel the symptoms. Going to a physician for testing can help you determine if you do. The doctor will evaluate your symptoms and may even check your blood for signs of inflammation.
“A blood test measures a protein produced by the liver, C-reactive protein (CRP), which rises in response to inflammation. A CRP level between 1 and 3 milligrams per liter of blood often signals a low, yet chronic, level of inflammation. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is another blood test for inflammation. It is used for people with inflammatory conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis.”
These are basic labs that are generally drawn to look for obvious inflammation; there are a slew of other cytokines and markers that can be checked in the serum to assess for more insidious chronic inflammation.
Some common factors may increase your risk of developing chronic inflammation:
- Cholesterol – Higher levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol can restrict blood flow in the arteries.
- Smoking – Toxins in cigarettes have been linked to chronic inflammation.
- Overweight – Excess visceral fat in the body can become an easy target for white blood cells responding to an injury making the inflammatory episode last longer. Adipose tissue itself also produces inflammatory cytokines.
- Poor Sleep – Studies have shown that extended periods of sleep loss (insomnia and sleep apnea) can negatively affect the body’s ability to regulate inflammatory responses.
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