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What Is Inflammation?

Inflammation is actually your body’s method of providing an environment for healing. When faced with an injury or a disease requiring an immune response, your body reacts in ways that seem alarming, but actually are helpful in allowing your systems to attack the problem. That idea doesn’t provide much comfort when faced with the side effects of inflammation, because they can be quite debilitating, if not merely inconvenient. We are most familiar with inflammation we can see, such as the swelling that occurs after a contusion or infection. The body is becoming inflamed because of a rush of blood flow, bringing white blood cells and other healing factors to the injured or diseased areas. If you are infected or injured, the body fills the area with these healing factors, producing inflammation. The primary ways skin inflammation symptoms manifest are through the following:

  • Pain, due to chemicals in your body that make nerve endings more sensitive
  • Heat and redness, due to increased blood flow
  • Loss of mobility locally at the site of the inflammation
  • Swelling, caused by fluid buildup in the affected area

However, inflammation can occur deep within the tissues of our bodies and can be harder to identify at first. If the body’s immune response is producing inflammation of the joints or organs, the same flooding of antibodies and resulting tissue swelling can occur, but the pain can be much more chronic than with the acute inflammation resulting from an injury visible on the skin’s surface. There are certainly pharmaceutical treatments for inflammation, including several over the counter drugs, but these often only mask the symptoms rather than attacking the root cause of why the body becomes inflamed to begin with.

The problems arise when inflammation becomes chronic, not abating once the body has dealt with the intruding disease or healing the injury. Chronic inflammation can cause debilitating problems that disrupt the quality of life and can lead to serious complications in other areas of health, including conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders such as lupus, heart disease, and stroke.

How To Reduce Inflammation In The Body Through Stem Cell Therapy

How To Reduce Inflammation In The Body Through Stem Cell Therapy

How can we reduce this type of chronic inflammation within the body to promote its own healing in a natural way? Mesenchymal stem cells can be introduced into the body in the affected areas to spur the body’s natural healing responses into action. These cells contain intracellular contacts, healing factors, and immunoregulatory agents that can help the body stop the inflammation once the healing in the area has ended, bringing relief to those who suffer from chronic types of inflammation and the resulting conditions. By regulating the helper T-cells the body sends out to fight infection and heal injured tissue, the mesenchymal cells provide a throttle for the healing response and reduce the side effects of the inflammation from the body’s natural healing responses. In this way, the stem cells put the brakes on, and allow the affected area to return to normal. Rather than merely treating the symptoms as many other treatments do, these cells spur the body to stop sending them messages that cause the inflammation, providing true relief, instead of suppressing the body’s global immune response.

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