There are two types of inflammation that can happen in your body: acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is actually good for you. It can help you heal. For example, if you injure yourself, acute inflammation can cause swelling and redness, which actually helps an injury heal faster.2 However, chronic inflammation is not great for your health. Chronic inflammation causes symptoms that can hurt your body and make you feel terrible over time.2 It can be caused by stress, diet, lack of sleep, genetics, diseases, or food allergies.
Here are some signs you might have chronic inflammation and need to get help from your doctor:
- 1 If you are getting enough sleep at night and still feel exhausted all the time, this could be the sign of an issue. Aim to consistently get seven to nine hours of sleep at night and if you still feel so tired, find out what is going on. You could have too much inflammation.
- Chronic pain.1 If you are always in pain and there isn’t a good reason for it, you could have inflammation. If your doctor can’t find a good cause for why you are in pain or you have been diagnosed with arthritis, this could also be a sign that you have a lot of bad inflammation in your body.
- Stomach issues.1 Everyone has stomach issues from time to time, but ongoing symptoms without a root cause can be a sign of inflammation. if you regularly experience bloating, diarrhea, heartburn and cramps, you may have a food allergy or another problem that is causing inflammation in your gut.
- Swollen lymph nodes.1 You have lymph nodes in your neck, your armpits and near your groin. If they often swell up and you don’t have a cold or flu, this is definitely a sign that your immune system is weak and there is a problem.
- Stuffy nose.1 Again, if you regularly experience a stuffy nose and aren’t sick, you could have allergies or inflammation.
- Acne or eczema.1 Your skin can also give you signs that you have inflammation. dry skin, acne, and eczema can all be signs.
- Brain fog.1 Inflammation can also give you mental symptoms, like brain fog. You might feel like you can’t perform as well at work or you can’t think as clearly as you used to.
- Headaches and even migraines.1 If you have chronic headaches and even migraines, you might have some inflammation that is causing those horrible headaches.
If you have any of these signs and symptoms, see your doctor. They might be able to diagnose you with inflammation and treat the cause of the inflammation. Usually, a better diet, exercise, and stress management can do wonders to get rid of bad inflammation and make you feel better faster.
Do you have any of these symptoms on this list? Do you think you might have chronic inflammation?
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