When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it, the signs and symptoms of inflammation, specifically acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself. Inflammation does not mean infection, even when an infection causes inflammation. Infection is caused by a bacterium, virus or fungus, while inflammation is the body's response to it. Try the safe way to help fight inflammation.
by Dr. Victor Marchione
Inflammation isnt all bad. Inflammation is the way your immune system responds to an injury perpetrated against your cells, whether its a blow to your body or an infection in your blood. Inflammation signals the release of leukocyteswhite blood cells that help clean up an injury site.
Leukocytes take away pathogens and signal to the body that somethings wrong. Without inflammation, for example, you would continue to use an injured leg. Inflammation creates swelling and pain, letting your body know that you need to stay off your leg for a few days to allow it to heal.
Likewise, the inflammation and pain associated with an infection tells you that you might need to stay in bed and rest until your immune system has successfully fought off the threat.
Sometimes, however, inflammation can spread out of control and cause pain and swelling even when there is no immediate injury to stabilize. …