Medically reviewed by Vincent J. Tavella DVM, MPH – Written by Jamie Elmeron December 19, 2018
What is inflammation?
Inflammation happens in everyone, whether you’re aware of it or not. Your immune system creates inflammation to protect the body from infection, injury, or disease. There are many things you wouldn’t be able to heal from without inflammation.
Sometimes with autoimmune diseases, like certain types of arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells.
Inflammation is classified into two main types:
• Acute inflammation usually occurs for a short (yet often severe) duration. It often resolves in two weeks or less. Symptoms appear quickly. This type... Read more