With asthma, acute imflammation is triggered
DIABETES AND INFLAMMATION
Experts aren’t sure which comes first – high blood sugar or chronic inflammation – but they do know inflammation is the main cause of diabetes complications. Chronic inflammation injures blood vessels, leading to damage throughout the body.
Although fibromyalgia is not generally believed to be an inflammatory condition, there is evidence suggesting some type of inflammatory process may be contributing to its onset and/or progression.
With asthma, acute inflammation is triggered and results in a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs, leading to asthma symptoms like coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. But besides these episodes of acute inflammation, an underlying chronic inflammation often exists in the airways, even when no triggers are present. Asthma is a serious condition so it’s important to take your prescribed medication, but making changes to your diet and environment could make a big difference.
HOW TO GET BETTER
Treating inflammation is a process. You can’t just take medication to treat the symptoms. It’s okay to do that while you’re working on eliminating the cause, but the only way to stop chronic inflammation from ruining your health is to make permanent changes to your diet, mindset and lifestyle. Working out what foods you’re sensitive to, what toxins you are exposed to and what you could be doing that triggers inflammation in the first place is the answer. Speak to a naturopath or integrative health doctor about trying an elimination diet, or having testing to identify your inflammation triggers.