viernes, 25 de mayo de 2018

Inflammation and your health — what you need to know

Harvard Health Publishing

Inflammation and your health — what you need to know

Protect yourself from chronic disease with this new guide.

Heart disease. Rheumatoid arthritis. Diabetes. Alzheimer’s. These and other chronic diseases, affecting the lives of millions of Americans, have something in common — do you know what it is?
The answer is inflammation. If you’ve never heard about the links between inflammation and chronic illnesses, you’ll definitely want to get Understanding Inflammation, a new report from Harvard Medical School. This information-packed guide, created by Harvard’s expert physicians, tells you everything you need to know about inflammation and how it can impact your health. What’s more, you’ll learn steps you can take right now to prevent or reduce inflammation.
How inflammation attacks your health
As Understanding Inflammation explains, there are two kinds of inflammation — acute (short term) and chronic (long term). While acute inflammation is a beneficial part of the healing process, chronic inflammation is linked to many serious health conditions. In the guide you’ll learn all about the dangers of chronic inflammation — for example:
Inflammation and disease. Understanding Inflammation explains — in easy-to-understand language — the key role inflammation plays in cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and other chronic illnesses.
Inflammation and allergies. Sometimes the immune system becomes hypersensitive to allergens like pollen, dust, and animal dander, resulting in inflammation. The guide looks at the connection between inflammation and two common allergic conditions in particular — asthma and eczema.
Inflammation and your joints. Do you suffer from a joint condition like rheumatoid arthritis or gout? With Understanding Inflammation, you’ll understand the connection between diseases of the joints and inflammation, as well as the prominent role that inflammation plays in rheumatoid arthritis.
Inflammation and your brain. Inflammation also affects cognitive health, as it leads to the creation of damaging proteins associated with Alzheimer’s. The guide helps you understand the latest findings.
How you can prevent and reduce inflammation
As you’ll discover in Understanding Inflammation, you can take control of chronic inflammation. One option is medication. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as aspirin and ibuprofen), known as NSAIDs, can help relieve inflammation. The report goes over these and other medicines, along with their benefits and risks.
You’ll also learn about foods with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish. In addition, the report suggests lifestyle choices, like exercising, quitting smoking, and getting more sleep, which can help keep inflammation at bay.
To put up your best defense against chronic illness, you need to know how inflammation is affecting your health — and how to prevent and reduce its harmful effects. So don’t delay — order Understanding Inflammation today!
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To your good health,
Howard E. LeWine, M.D.
Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Understanding Inflammation

Understanding Inflammation is packed with helpful information such as:
The five signs of inflammation (and an easy way to remember them)
An overview of the immune system, with a clear illustration of the immune system in action
12 disease-fighting cells — the body’s “key players” — that attack bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens
Five of the most common causes of inflammation
The fascinating link between gum disease, inflammation, and heart disease
10 “influencers” that help reduce the risk of inflammation
Anti-inflammation diet and lifestyle changes you can try right away

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