Presentation on theme: "Inflammation Presented by RockWell. Overview What is inflammation? What is Chronic inflammation? How does it affect my health? What can I do about."— Presentation transcript:
Inflammation Presented by RockWell
Overview What is inflammation? What is Chronic inflammation? How does it affect my health? What can I do about it?
What is inflammation? Your body’s natural immune response It is an essential part of the body’s healing processes We commonly see it when we have an injury, scrap, infection, etc.
Chronic Inflammation Chronic inflammation is related to heart disease and stroke Inflammation contributes to the formation of plaque that ultimately blocks off the artery or can break off and form a blood clot.
Chronic Inflammation Also responsible for autoimmune diseases involving inflammation Crohn’s Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis
What can you do!? Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables Limit processed foods Healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids A lot of herbs and spices have anti-inflammatory properties Exercise regularly Limit your risk factors for Cardiovascular disease
Tests for inflammation High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test Released during the inflammation process Increased CRP increases your risk for heart disease and/or stroke
Summary Inflammation is a nature immune response Chronic inflammation is linked to Cardiovascular disease and stoke Prevent it with lifestyle changes!
Activity A good all around and anti-inflammatory diet is the Mediterranean diet. Read more about it here!here!