Unfortunately, you probably won’t. There aren’t any reliable signs or symptoms of problem levels of systemic inflammation occurring within the body. Inflammatory markers are detectable, but unfortunately not in a reliable, diagnostic sense for the individual patient. It really is something of a ‘silent assassin’, although an examination of your diet and lifestyle habits will [...]
No. The inflammation you may have experienced within joints is a localised manifestation of the inflammation process. Inflammation can occur in any tissue in the body but can also operate chronically at a problematic systemic level – festering quietly at a low background setting all the time.
Yes and no. A short-term, localised inflammatory response is a very good thing when it attacks an infectious bacterium. It’s a very bad thing when chronic systemic inflammation smolders away on a low setting for extended periods constantly looking for work – and quietly burning off blood vessels and healthy organs in the process. Our [...]