The World Health Organisation states that chronic inflammation is one of the greatest threats to human health. Acute inflammation is a defence mechanism that stimulates the immune system to initiate healing – a healthy and natural response to injury. The body responds to acute injury via symptoms such as:
In small amounts and for a short term period, inflammation is an advantageous process that reduces further injury and recruits inflammatory mediators to initiate the healing process. However, when this process fails to resolve, the ongoing presence of pain, redness and swelling creates new problems; the development of chronic inflammatory disease which is associated with many diseases such as:
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 65%of the disease burden was due to 5 disease groups; cancer, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal conditions, mental & substance use disorders, and injuries and 38%of the disease burden in 2015 was preventable and due to modifiable risk factors included in the study.
The risk factors for the above diseases highlight:
All of the above risk factors are certainly modifiable and can be controlled to improve the quality of life and increase healthy ageing amongst our population. The best and most effective way is to improve lifestyle measures by choosing to live an anti-inflammatory lifestyle such as:
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