You’ve experienced inflammation before. It’s that pain and redness that occurs somewhere on your body when you’ve been injured, when you’re sick, or when you are having an allergic reaction. This issue is an important part of your body’s ability to stay healthy, but when it becomes chronic, it can be a real problem.
What Is Inflammation?
Inflammation is the body’s response to injury. It lets the body know that there is something that must be healed and it sets the stage for that process. It allows the body to repair damage and fight infection. In most cases, inflammation is acute. It occurs when the body has a crisis that needs to be resolved, and as soon as it is resolved, it fades away. When it persists, or happens where it is not necessary, it is called chronic inflammation and can be a serious problem, as it has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and autoimmune disorders.
How Do I Know If I Have a Chronic Case?
If you have inflammation in response to an injury, sickness or allergy, and it goes away after the problem is resolved in a few hours or days, this is acute and means your body is working properly. If you feel consistent pain and swelling, and there is no discernible cause, or the potential cause has long since been resolved, you probably have chronic inflammation. However, it is also possible to have chronic, low-grade inflammation without symptoms, which is why it is important to have regular physicals with blood screenings to detect this condition.
What Can I Do About This Condition?
When you come in for your physical or wellness exam with Dr. Kohn and Kohn Medical & Weight Loss, we can do a complete panel that screens for potential risk factors like chronic inflammation. Medical science has shown a strong link between inflammation and diet, and we can recommend many anti-inflammatory foods that can help you.
As part of your treatment plan, Dr. Kohn can develop a diet and exercise program and also offer lifestyle recommendations that can help control your issues and, if necessary, help you lose weight. He can also recommend anti-inflammatory medication that can help in the short term.
Where Can I Get Help With Inflammation in Las Vegas?
At Kohn Medical & Weight Loss, we can start helping you get your chronic inflammation under control right away. Contact us to schedule a full physical with Dr. Kohn to get started. All you have to do is fill out our request form below or call us at 702-487-6500 today.