Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and the substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses.
However, in some diseases, like arthritis the body’s defense system — the immune system — triggers an inflammatory response when there are no foreign invaders to fight off. In these diseases, called Autoimmune Diseases, the body’s normally protective immune system causes damage to its own tissues. The body responds as if normal tissues are infected or somehow abnormal. Inflammation affects organs as a part of Autoimmune Disorder.
There are two types of Inflammation :
Acute Inflammation occurs when you get injured/hurt and the tissue is damaged causing pain, swelling, redness and heat.
Chronic Inflammation begins with the same cellular response but it persists for months and sometimes years and then the immune system fails to eliminate the problem and can result in some of the most challenging diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and even Alzheimer’s. Lifestyle choices, diet, and even family history plays a role in the diseases and conditions brought about by chronic inflammation.