Inflammation Symptoms

The list of symptoms of inflammation is extensive. First let's look at the symptoms of healthy inflammation. This is the body's natural response to trauma when the blood pools and the capillaries dilate.

  • Heat
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain

It is important to note that prescription medications - anti-inflammatories, cortizone, pain killers, etc. - suppress the symptoms. If you are taking those your symptoms will be reduced.

Chronic inflammation plays a role in:

  • Heart disease
  • Premature aging, ie. wrinkles, etc
  • Cancer
  • Allergies
  • Auto-immune diseases

and many other illnesses

If you are suffering from any of these, and have many of the symptoms listed below, test your body pH. A body that is overly acidic is one that is prone to inflammation and disease. Follow an anti-inflammation diet.

Symptoms of Chronic Inflammation

  • Overweight
  • Cravings for sweet foods
  • Constant hunger
  • Fatigue, especially after exercising
  • Nails that break
  • Limp hair
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Feeling groggy upon awakening
  • Lack of concentration
  • Not feeling well
  • Head aches
  • Dry skin
  • Fluid retention
  • Chronic pain (not intense, sharp pain)
  • Gingivitis

More Symptoms of Inflammation

  • Being predisposed to bacterial infections
  • Acid reflux
  • Skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne
  • Arthritis
  • Bronchitis
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Candida
  • Urinary tract infections

There is much you can do for lowering inflammation. Diet and lifestyle changes are necessary, anti-inflammatory supplements can help. A Naturopath can help put together your personal plan to reduce and eliminate chronic inflammation completely.