When you are exposed to some type of stress, such as an injury or a stressful situation, the immune system responds by releasing hormones that generate an inflammatory response to protect the body from potential harmful effects. This acute response can also happen when you eat something that your body has a difficult time digesting – leading to an upset stomach or bloating. When different organs or body systems are in a constant state of stress, chronic inflammation occurs and affects the performance of the body and mind.
Chronic inflammation can cause changes in hormones, and impede your body’s immune system. Reversing chronic inflammation is important in age management. Anti-aging programs understand the harmful effects of chronic inflammation and often targets reduced inflammation in treatment protocols.
Chronic inflammation can be caused by a variety of different factors such as lifestyle, dieta, hormone levels, environmental conditions and genetics. This condition can lead to worsened symptoms of various inflammatory conditions like arthritis, asthma or allergies, but can also contribute to symptoms such as improper digestion of food (leading to malnutrition), irregular or infrequent bowel movements, and increased vulnerability to infections.
Due to the increased stress that chronic inflammation puts on the body, aging occurs at a much faster rate. If you suspect that you are aging at a faster rate than normal, or than is desired, talk to your doctor right away. A medical professional, such as those on staff at MyVita, can help you determine the best ways to combat chronic inflammation and slow down your body’s accelerated aging process.
It’s never too late to take control of the aging process. If you would like to learn how MyVita can help you reduce chronic inflammation, restore your hormones and vital nutrients and minerals, schedule a complimentary consultation today.