Inflammation plays significant role in major diseases

by bil | October 9th, 2007

Researchers are calling inflammation the “unifying theory” behind the major fatal diseases of our time, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and a host of other high-risk conditions.

When someone suffers a California dog bite injury, for example, painful swelling and redness occurs where the dog’s teeth pierced the skin. This swelling, also known as inflammation, also occurs beneath the skin. If left uncontrolled, this inflammation can lead to California heart attacks and stroke, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.

Medical experts spoke last week at the University of California, San Francisco, and presented their evidence of the link between inflammation and the worsening of serious California personal injuries. The implications of these findings are far-reaching; if a disease is caught early on, treating the inflammation it causes could help stop the disease from worsening.