This is the root cause of disease. Inflammation is a condition in which the immune system is being told to fix a problem. Not all inflammation is bad. Some Inflammation is good such as in healing after a wound injury. Bad types of inflammation are seen in chronic conditions such as metabolic syndrome and autoimmune conditions. Some of this can be reversed.
The root cause of illness and disease is inflammation. It can cause a whole host of conditions such as heart disease, autoimmunity, joint pain, depression, obesity, hormone issues, cancer and more. You generally will know it is inflammation as all words that contain it end in “itis”. For example, inflammatory thyroid conditions include Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis.
Let’s work together to reduce the “itis” you have and see if you can control it and possibly reverse it.
At your doctor’s appointment, your doctor may decide to order comprehensive inflammatory testing specific to your condition. Examples of inflammatory markers include: hsCRP, CRP, ESR, ANA, ferritin, and more. These are generally proteins seen in the blood and can be elevated due to a wide range of things seen in acute and chronic conditions. This information is useful in order to generate treatment recommendations for you. The treatments usually consist of diet and lifestyle recommendations, supplement recommendations, stress management recommendations, medications, possible imaging, referrals to specialists, future lab recommendations and next steps for follow up.