Inflammation is the process by which our body deals with injury, infection or tissue damage. When it works as it should, it’s quite literally a life-saver. Think of it as a 24/7 mobile emergency services unit within your body, primed and ready to speed as needed to any site which has been damaged, invaded by bacteria or wounded by a foreign body.
Any open wound poses a risk of infection, which, left to fester untreated, can potentially kill us. The inflammation response is our body’s natural and very effective defence in this situation.