Definition of Inflammation:

The body's protective reaction to tissue irritation, injury, or infection, characterized by pain, redness, warmth, swelling, and sometimes loss of function.

Also: Inflamed, Inflammatory, Inflammatory Response

Topics Related to Inflammation


...related topic
“A chronic skin disorder due to inflammation of hair follicles and sebaceous glands (secretion glands in the skin).”

Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...Cortisol mobilizes nutrients, modifies the body's response to inflammation, stimulates the liver to raise the blood sugar, and also helps to control the amount of water in the body...”
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...related topic
“An inflammation of one or several lymph nodes, or related lymphoid tissues.”


...related topic
Inflammation of organ appendages, typically referring to the fallopian tube.”

Adolescent Acne

...recommendation Tea Tree oil
“...Both treatments resulted in significant improvement of noninflamed and inflamed lesions after three months, with tea tree oil causing more severe facial redness and benzoyl peroxide being more effective in noninflamed lesions...”

Adult Acne

...recommendation Tea Tree oil
“...Both treatments resulted in significant improvement of noninflamed and inflamed lesions after three months, with tea tree oil causing more severe facial redness and benzoyl peroxide being more effective in noninflamed lesions...”

Allergic Conjunctivitis

...the condition
“Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva (the clear membrane covering the 'white' part of the eyes) due to a reaction from allergy-causing substances such as pollen and pet dander...”

Allergic Keratitis

...related topic
Inflammation of the cornea due to allergic response.”

Allergic Rhinitis

...related topic
Inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes that is caused by specific allergen(s)...”

Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...the condition
“...Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the inside the nose that occurs when the immune system reacts to allergens in the air as if they were harmful...”
...relationship to Allergy to Foods (Hidden)
“...Congestion or inflammation of the nose (rhinitis) may be due to airborne irritants and allergens, but food allergy may be an undiagnosed cause of this common problem.”
...recommendation Animal/Saturated Fats Avoidance
“Do not eat foods that trigger your allergies: eat fewer foods and additives that are likely to cause inflammation and allergic reactions, such as saturated fats (meats and dairy products), refined foods, eggs, citrus, bananas, chocolate, peanuts, shellfish, food coloring, preservatives, caffeine...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...It prevents histamine chemical release and helps in reducing inflammation.”
...recommendation Elderberry / Sambucol
“...It also helps to reduce mast cell histamine response and reduce mucosa inflammation.”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“...The high levels of oxygen provided by this treatment promote optimal functioning at the cellular level, reducing the inflammatory process and allowing the body to heal itself...”

Allergy to Cow's Milk

...recommendation Probiotics
“Oral administration of probiotic bacteria has been shown to stabilize intestinal integrity, promote local IgA production and reduce intestinal inflammation in atopic individuals with cow's-milk allergy.”

Allergy to Foods (Hidden)

...the condition
“...During an allergic reaction, mast cells release histamine (which causes inflammation) and other chemicals that activate the immune system response...”
...our question about Frequency and severity of sore throats
“...Congestion or inflammation of the nose (rhinitis), sinuses (sinusitis), and throat (pharyngitis) may be due to airborne irritants and allergens, but food allergy may be the undiagnosed cause of these common...”

Alzheimer's Disease

...our question about Head injuries / head trauma
“...Inflammation in the brain can lead to the death of cells which contributes to the disease.”
...recommendation NSAIDs
“..."We've shown that a drug that's available, that's been in use for 30 to 40 years, and for which we know the side-effect profiles... can reduce both the inflammatory response to amyloid and the amyloid itself", says study leader Gregory M. Cole of the University of California in Los Angeles...”

Amino Acid Profile a treatment
“...Disorders that can be discovered through an Amino Acid Profile include: protein inadequacy, gastrointestinal insufficiencies, inflammatory responses, vitamin and mineral dysfunctions, detoxification impairments, cardiovascular disease, ammonia toxicity, food and chemical sensitivities, depression, neurological dysfunction...”

Angioplasty a treatment
“...These new stents may be less likely to trigger the inflammatory reactions and injuries occasionally caused by metal stents...”


...the condition
“...Treatment of angiostrongyliasis is not well defined, but most strategies include a combination of antiparasitics to kill the worms, steroids to limit inflammation as the worms die, and pain medication to manage the symptoms of meningitis...”

Ankylosing Spondylitis

...the condition
“...The joints and ligaments that normally permit the spine to move become inflamed and stiff...”
...recommendation Grain-free Diet
“...starchy carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes and flour products, the number of Klebsiella are reduced in the gut and, subsequently, so is the production of antibodies to the bacteria that cause the inflammation.  Patients were instructed to cut out bread, pasta, cereals of all sorts, rice and potatoes as well as sugary foods...”


...related topic
“Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms, without directly acting on the cause of inflammation, e.g., glucocorticoids, aspirin.”


...related topic
“Preventing inflammation.”


...the condition
“Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a small worm-like pouch attached to the large bowel...”


...relationship to Magnesium Requirement
“...Myocardial magnesium content was lower in the 4 with cardiomyopathic and dysplastic lesions than in the 4 with inflammatory lesions (myocarditis) and 8 controls...”


...related topic
Inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness, and resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances, or other causes...”

Aspirin a treatment
“...NSAIDs such as aspirin, indomethacin, piroxicam and sulindac are valuable drugs for the alleviation of pain, inflammation and fever...”


...the condition
“...Mild episodic asthma is mainly due to bronchial smooth muscle contraction whereas moderate to severe sustained asthma is largely due to chronic inflammation of the bronchi with the presence of white cells such as eosinophils, neutrophils and mononuclear cells that are part of an inflammatory response...”
...our question about Chest tightness or pressure
“As the airways become inflamed and filled with mucus, and the smooth muscles in the airways constrict, chest tightness may be experienced as the feeling of not being able to move air in and out of the lungs...”
...relationship to Chronic Inflammation
“Asthma is simply a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways rather than some other part of the body, such as the joints...”
...relationship to Allergy to Foods (Hidden)
“...Patients with delayed pattern food allergy have the most severe and persistent inflammatory form of chronic asthma...”

Athletes Foot

...the condition
“...The center of the infection is inflamed and sensitive to the touch...”

Atrophic Gastritis

...related topic
“Chronic inflammation of the stomach that causes the breakdown of the mucous membranes and a reduction in the number of functioning stomach cells...”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...the condition
“...Aggravation of abnormal immune responses to components of the normal intestinal microflora may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel disease, spinal arthritis, other connective tissue disease and skin disorders such as psoriasis or acne...”
...our question about Proton pump inhibitor use
“ Helicobacter pylori, may actually allow the overgrowth of other types of bacteria in the stomach, including Lactobacillus, Enterobacter, Staphylococcus and Propionibacterium which can result in inflammation, gastritis and ulceration...”
...recommendation Robert's Formula
“If inflammation is present from this over-population of harmful bacteria, the regular use of Robert's Formula may help soothe the intestinal lining and reduce pain.”

Barrett's Esophagus

...recommendation Spicy Foods Avoidance
“Avoid spicy foods or citrus fruits as these can aggravate inflammation in the gullet.”


...related topic
“...They release chemicals such as histamine and play a role in the inflammatory response to infection.”

Bell's Palsy

...the condition
“...An acute inflammatory response results in swelling of the facial nerve within the myelin sheath, causes reduced circulation in the nerve...”

Beta 1,3 Glucan a treatment
“...Extra free radicals can also be a result of a chronic disease such diabetes or chronic inflammation.  People who exercise or train excessively, professional and amateur athletes as well as people who workout intensively and also those under physical or emotional stress who have a...”

Bile Duct Cancer

...the condition
“...People with chronic inflammatory processes such as ulcerative colitis or parasitic infections of the bile ducts, or with congenital abnormalities of the bile ducts are at higher risk for developing this cancer...”

Bile Salts a treatment
“...Toxins enter the blood through the gut, which triggers an immune response, inflammation and abnormal cell growth in the skin...”

Bladderwrack a treatment
“...Bladderwrack's mucilaginous thallus has long been used to soothe irritated and inflamed tissues in the body...”


...the condition
“Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids and eyelashes affecting people of all ages...”


...related topic
“...These areas are a result of local inflammation of the sweat glands...”

Boils, Abscesses, Carbuncles

...the condition
“...These areas are a result of local inflammation of the sweat glands...”
...recommendation Goldenseal
“The application of a paste or poultice containing goldenseal root is sometimes recommended on the grounds that goldenseal helps to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.”
...recommendation Homeopathic Remedies
“...Belladonna: Used in the early stages of inflammation, before much pus has formed...”

Borage Oil a treatment
“...Most often, borage oil is consumed for its GLA content, which has been shown to be useful against such things as atopic eczema, premenstrual syndrome, diabetes, inflammation, heart disease and stroke.”

Boswellia a treatment
“Known in Ayurvedic texts by the name Salai guggal, studies have shown that boswellic acids have an anti-inflammatory action much like the conventional NSAIDs used for inflammatory conditions...”

Bromelain a treatment
“...Bromelain is potent enzyme that naturally supports the body's ability to break down blood clots as they develop and diminish inflammation.  It has also been found to have antitumor properties...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes, frequently accompanied by cough, overproduction of mucus, and coughing up of sputum...”


...the condition
“...Many patients (some 50-80%) also experience bone and joint symptoms including joint stiffness, inflammation (arthralgia) and pain, upper and lower back/spine pain, muscle pain, and swollen glands...”

Budd-Chiari Syndrome

...the condition
“...Pregnancy, during which blood clots more easily; Birth control pill use; Inflammatory bowel disease; Parasite infection near the hepatic veins; Liver cancer; Kidney cancer; Infection; Liver trauma; Immunosuppressive drug use; Connective tissue disorders; Phlebitis...”

Buerger's Disease

...the condition
“...may have sores (ulcers) on the extremities, numbness and tingling and a lack of normal blood flow to the fingers and/or toes when exposed to cold temperatures (Raynaud's Phenomenon), and/or inflammation and clotting of certain veins (thrombophlebitis)...”

Bulging Disc In Lower Back

...the condition
“...Risk factors for bulging lumbar discs include ... physical inactivity (stay active to maintain strength and mobility, and avoid injury and inflammation)...”


...related topic
“Localized swelling at the first metatarsophalangeal joint (between the instep and the toes) due to an inflamed bursa.”


...the condition
“This condition occurs when bursa (sacs of fluid that cushion movement between the bones, tendons and muscles at your joints) become painfully inflamed.  Usually caused by repetitive movement or prolonged excessive pressure, other causes include acute or chronic infection (notably staphylococcal) or tuberculosis...”
...related topic
“...Bursitis occurs when this pad becomes inflamed.  It usually occurs when you overuse or injure a specific joint, but it can also be caused by a bacterial infection...”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“COX-2 inhibitor drugs, so-called because they block an enzyme called cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), are used to treat pain and inflammation.  There is now compelling evidence that they may also protect against cancer...”

Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)

...the condition
“...The canker sore, on the other hand, is an inflammation rather than an infection...”
...relationship to Crohn's Disease
“Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the gut, leading to ulcers developing in both the stomach and mouth.”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...Chronic Pain and Inflammation: Lack of sufficient nutrients and overtaxed adrenals may result in chronic muscle and joint inflammation...”


...relationship to Magnesium Requirement
“...Myocardial magnesium content was lower in the 4 with cardiomyopathic and dysplastic lesions than in the 4 with inflammatory lesions (myocarditis) and 8 controls...”

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

...the condition
“Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful and disabling cumulative trauma disorder characterized by inflammation and swelling in the tendons that run through the narrow carpal tunnel in the wrist...”
...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“According to Dr. Stanley Jacobs, MD, MSM can be helpful in most musculoskeletal pain and inflammatory conditions, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”

Castor Oil a treatment
“...Conditions which have been responsive to castor oil applications include ... colon problems involving inflammation...”


...related topic
Inflamed mucous membranes, an older term that usually implied excess secretions, particularly with congestion.”

Cayenne Pepper a treatment
“...Oral doses of capsicum have been used to stimulate energy, relieve inflammation, and for various digestive complaints (although it is not recommended for ulcers)...”

CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test a treatment
“...If a patient is having symptoms associated with anemia, such as fatigue or weakness, or has an infection, inflammation, bruising, or bleeding, then the doctor may order a CBC to help diagnose the cause...”


...related topic
“An acute inflammation of the connective tissue beneath the surface of the skin...”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone) a treatment
“...It is also used there, for inflammation of the bowels (IBS), pimples, diabetes, and ulcers...”


...related topic
Inflammation affecting the lips.”

Chinese Skullcap a treatment
“...Chinese skullcap has long been a part of traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for allergies, infection, spasms, inflammation, gout, hepatitis, fever, and headaches...”

Chinese Thoroughwax a treatment
“...The active ingredients in bupleurum root include saponins and plant sterols, which have been shown to lower fevers and reduce inflammation in animal studies...”

Chlorophyll a treatment
“...It has been used to ... reduce inflammation in arthritis and fibromyalgia patients...”


...related topic
“Bile duct inflammation.”


...related topic
Inflammation of the gall bladder and ducts, for example from the presence of passing stones, or following fasting or anorexia, or because of a spreading intestinal tract infection...”

Chronic / Hidden Infection

...the condition
“...But scientists believe that the microbes may stimulate white blood cells to aggregate, causing the chronic inflammation that has now been implicated in asthma, allergies, heart disease and other disorders...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...recommendation Dental Metal Removal
“...Ongoing metal-induced inflammation can be present in the oral cavity and/or in any other place of metal deposition...”
...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“According to Dr. Stanley Jacobs, MD, MSM can be helpful in most musculoskeletal pain and inflammation conditions, including fibromyalgia.”

Chronic Inflammation

...the condition
Inflammation is the body's response to injury...”
...our question about Your ferritin level
“Less common causes of elevated ferritin levels include the presence of chronic inflammatory disorders, acute hepatitis and Gaucher's disease.”
...relationship to Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency
“...Without enough circulating cortisol there may be a tendency to become easily inflamed.”
...relationship to Alzheimer's Disease
“Research published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation in July, 2012 has shown that chronic inflammation can leave the brain vulnerable to developing Alzheimer's.”
...recommendation Aspirin
“Drugs that reduce inflammation are effective, but even the relatively "safe" ones such as aspirin can cause gastritis or even an ulcer.”
...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“Clinical trials have not yet examined the effects of the bioflavonoid quercetin in the treatment of inflammation.  However, several inflammation-promoting pathways are known to be inhibited by quercetin...”
...recommendation Bromelain
“Bromelain's most common application is in the treatment of inflammation and soft tissue injuries...”
...recommendation Turmeric Extract, Curcumin
“...Curcumin has also reduced inflammation in surgical patients.”
...recommendation Therapeutic Fasting
“Fasting promotes the resolution of inflammatory processes, as seen, for example, in rheumatoid arthritis.”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...A dietary deficiency of Omega-3 type fatty acids has been associated with a tendency toward chronic inflammation, which regular consumption of these oils can reduce...”

Chronic Thyroiditis

...the condition
“Alternative names: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Hashimoto's Disease, Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Thyroiditis is an inflammation – not an infection – of the thyroid gland...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...Respiratory Diseases The irritant and inflammatory effects of tobacco smoke lead to increased cell turnover, damage to cells and tissues in the throat and lungs, and interference with the normal barrier and clearance mechanism of the lung...”

Cilantro a treatment
“...Since the pain of arthritis is caused by inflammation, a cup of Cilantro tea may help that pain as well...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a condition in which there is acute or chronic inflammation of the liver caused by excessive intake of alcohol...”

Cleavers a treatment
“ increased urine flow and helps to rid the kidneys and bladder of gravel and stones, helps clear the urinary tract of various infections, alleviates prostate disorders and treats other acute and inflammatory urinary diseases...”

Clove a treatment
“...Mouthwash preparations or undiluted essential oil (dentistry) is "Approved" the German Commission E for various oral mucosal inflammatory conditions...”

Cluster Headaches

...the condition
“...The underlying cause is still poorly understood but it is thought that the pain may be related to the dilation/alteration of blood vessels or to inflammation of nerves behind the eye...”

Coffee Enema a treatment
“...In addition to increased detoxification, other compounds in the coffee enema (theophylline and theobromine) dilate blood vessels and counter inflammation of the gut...”

Cold Applications (Cryotherapy) a treatment
“...It increases the pain threshold, decreases the inflammatory reaction and spasm...”

Cold Or Flu

...the condition
“...For example, the body raises its temperature (i.e. produces a fever) high enough to kill the infecting organism and increases mucus production to soothe irritated tissues that have become inflamed due to the immune system's response...”
...recommendation Elderberry / Sambucol
“By increasing inflammatory cytokine production, black elderberry extract may be beneficial to immune system activation and in the inflammatory process in healthy individuals or in patients with various diseases...”


...related topic
“Colon inflammation, usually involving the mucus membranes...”

Colon Cancer

...the condition
“...Leukocytosis and increased sedimentation rate indicate inflammation or necrosis of the tumour...”

Concern Over Wrinkled Skin

...recommendation Sun Exposure Reduction / Sunscreen
“...Beta-glucan which, like ceramides, is isolated from yeast cell walls, appears to stimulate the skin's immune defense mechanisms, promoting healing of sunburned skin and reducing cellular inflammation.  Used in facial creams or foundation makeup, beta-glucan protects your skin from day-to-day exposure to the sun.”


...related topic
“...Conjunctivitis: An inflammation of the conjunctiva, either from environmental irritation, allergies, viral or bacterial infections.”


...the condition
“Commonly known as "pinkeye" because of the inflamed tissues that are seen when the eyelid is pulled back, conjunctivitis is the most common infectious disease of the eye affecting children...”
...our question about Eye irritation
“The first symptom of conjunctivitis is discomfort in the eye, followed by redness and inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue covering the eye and inner surface of the eyelids...”

Consequences of Poor Diet

...our question about Amount of dairy product consumption
“...The sugars lactose and galactose that are found in milk can increase oxidative stress and chronic inflammation in the body – both of which are major causes of serious and chronic diseases...”

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

...the condition
“...Inflammation and secretions provide the obstructive component of chronic bronchitis...”
...recommendation Calming / Stretching Exercises
“...Lung function, inflammation, quality of life, and breathing all showed significant improvement...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids may interfere with the inflammatory mediators triggered by cigarette smoking...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...the condition
“...Chronic inflammation of the artery walls can lead to heart attacks by increasing the buildup of plaques...”
...recommendation Policosanol/Octacosanol
“...Oxidized LDL promotes the destruction of blood vessels by creating a chronic inflammatory response.”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...Anti-inflammatory agents such as the omega-3 oils are especially useful when inflammation is present...”

Corticosteroids a treatment
“...Corticosteroids reduce inflammation throughout the body...”


...related topic
“...It also helps regulate the body's use of protein, carbohydrates and fat; it helps maintain blood pressure and cardiovascular function; it prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.”


...the condition
“...Costochondritis is the inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs attach to the breastbone (sternum)...”
...recommendation DMSO Topically
“DMSO applied to the area of pain may reduce both the pain and the inflammation of costochondritis.”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“Cortisone shots are one way of reducing the inflammation of costochondritis but repeated injections are not recommended as they are said to weaken the cartilage after extended periods of use.”
...recommendation NSAIDs
“Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. Motrin, Advil) help decrease the pain and the inflammation, which is the primary problem...”

C-Reactive Protein

...related topic
“A sensitive measure of inflammation in the body.”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

...the condition
“...When a doctor suspects CJD, the first concern is to rule out treatable forms of dementia such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or chronic meningitis...”

Crohn's Disease

...the condition
“Alternative names: Regional Enteritis, Ileitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (collective term for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease), IBD Crohn's Disease causes inflammation in the small intestine...”
...related topic
“Chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract...”
...our question about Amount of dairy product consumption
“...Recent work from Sweden shows that people with IBS also have inflamed gut nerves...”
...relationship to Ankylosing Spondylitis
“Bowel inflammation is somehow tied to the development of ankylosing spondylitis and this is the reason why people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis are at increased risk of the illness.”
...relationship to Folic Acid Deficiency
“All inflammatory bowel disease patients are prone to low serum folate levels.”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“During the early 1980s, exaggerated immunologic responses to components of the normal fecal flora were proposed as possible mechanisms behind inflammatory bowel disease...”
...relationship to Small Intestine Cancer
“...The inflammation extends deep into the lining of the affected organ, causing pain and making the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea...”
...relationship to Colon Cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of colon cancer.”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...The patients involved in the trial had some evidence of mild inflammation before starting the trial and that the fish oil may have helped by treating this rather than by preventing inflammation from actually starting...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“Use of a good probiotic product can help keep the bacterial flora in balance and reduce inflammation.  Caution is advised with active inflammation, as bacteria may penetrate the gut wall and enter the blood stream.”
...recommendation Test for Food Allergies
“Finding out which foods may be triggering the inflammatory reaction is an important part of treating this disease...”

Crude Coal Tar a treatment
“...Crude Coal Tar has been used for decades to help treat the scaling, itching and inflammation of psoriasis, eczema, and other skin disorders...”

Cryptosporidium Infection

...the condition
“...These include malnutrition, severe dehydration, weight loss, and bile duct, gallbladder or liver inflammation.  Consider seeking medical attention if any of the following occur...”

Cystic Fibrosis

...the condition
“...These include sinusitis (inflammation of the nasal sinuses, which are cavities in the skull behind, above, and on both sides of the nose), nasal polyps (fleshy growths inside the nose), clubbing (rounding and enlargement of...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the urinary bladder.”

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

...the condition
“...Cytomegalovirus is probably spread through the body in lymphocytes or mononuclear cells to the lungs, liver, and central nervous system where it often produces inflammatory reactions...”


...relationship to Psoriasis
“Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease in which skin cells replicate at a rapid rate...”

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

...the condition
“...Other risk factors include ... Inflammatory bowel diseases such ass Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis...”

Dental Metal Removal a treatment
“...materials, are known to suffer from the complications of dysbiosis, candidiasis, poor digestion, food allergies, compromised local immunity, Leaky Gut Syndrome (intestinal permeability), intestinal inflammation, impaired nerve function and diminished peristalsis causing constipation, and parasitic and bacterial infections...”


...relationship to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
“...Researchers from the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at University College Cork reported that psychological factors such as anxiety and depression may be the central drivers of IBS, rather than the inflammation originating in the gut itself...”


...the condition
“Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis are two forms of inflammatory myopathies – diseases of muscle caused by an immune response...”

Diabetes Type I

...relationship to Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia
“...The resulting inflammation and tissue damage reduces vitamin B12 absorption and may lead to Pernicious anemia, which occurs in approximately 1 in 50 adults with Type 1 Diabetes.”

Diabetes Type II

...our question about Air pollution exposure
“Traffic fumes and cigarette smoke contain tiny, irritating particles that trigger widespread inflammation and disrupt the body's ability to burn calories for energy and control blood sugar levels...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“...Ishwarlal Jialal and Sridevi Devaraj found that increased inflammation caused by white blood cells – monocytes – was reduced when diabetics were given 1,200 IU per day of natural vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) for three months...”


...the condition
“...There are many different causes, including drugs and chemicals; infection with viruses, bacteria, or parasites; certain foods; stress; tumors; and chronic disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and malabsorption syndromes...”


...related topic
“An excess, measurable expansion of a tissue or organ, either from inflammation, injury or gas.”

Diverticular Disease

...the condition
“...If these pouches become infected or inflamed, the condition becomes known as diverticulitis...”
...related topic
“...Diverticulosis is the condition of having these pouches; diverticulitis is an inflammation or infection in these pouches...”

DMSO Topically a treatment
“...DMSO also reduces inflammation by several mechanisms...”


...the condition
“...The diarrhea typical of dysentery is caused by an inflammation of the colon due to infection by one of a number of organisms, including bacteria, parasites and viruses...”
...related topic
“An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the...”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...the condition
“...Giant folds of tissue, possibly inflamed or containing ulcers, grow in the wall of the stomach and can interfere with the body's absorption of some proteins...”

Ectopic Pregnancy

...the condition
“...Factors that increase the risk of having an ectopic pregnancy include ... inflammation caused by endometriosis...”


...the condition
“...Symptoms can include: intense itching, blisters (vesicle formation) with oozing and crusting, skin redness or inflammation around the blisters, and rash...”
...recommendation Antihistamines
“...Although scratching relieves an itch, it also worsens inflammation and itching by causing more inflammatory substances to be released in the skin.”

EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement

...the condition
“...Aside from its contribution to heart health, Omega-3 has many other health benefits, including ... It reduces inflammation...”

Effects of a High Fat Diet

...the condition
“...hydrogenated fats, leaving about 80% of the population deficient in the essential fats required for the maintenance of the human nervous system, the production of hormones and the control of inflammation.  Fats are metabolized into what are called prostaglandins, of which there three main types: PG1, PG2, and PG3...”

Elevated Homocysteine Levels

...relationship to Ulcerative Colitis
“Several studies have found that patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are more likely to have elevated blood homocysteine levels (hyperhomocysteinemia)...”


...the condition
“...Steroid medications are not effective with all patients but can sometimes be used to decrease inflammation in the lungs and relieve the symptoms of Emphysema...”


...the condition
“Encephalitis is the medical term for inflammation of the brain, a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur in people of all ages but which is fortunately extremely rare...”

Endangiitis Obliterans

...related topic
Inflammation of the inner blood vessel membrane leading to vessel occlusion.”


...the condition
“...kidneys, or abdominal organs causing infections, abscesses or stroke; heart-rhythm disturbances (atrial fibrillation is most common); destruction of heart valves; lung clots; arthritis; myositis (inflammation of muscles); acute renal failure.”
...related topic
Inflammation of the heart lining and/or heart valves.”


...the condition
“...The result is internal bleeding, degeneration of blood and tissue shed from the growths, inflammation of the surrounding areas, expression of irritating enzymes and formation of scar tissue...”
...related topic
“...This results in debris and blood accumulating at the site of the implant leading to inflammation, scarring and adhesions that ultimately cause symptoms and complications...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...Inflamed or enlarged lymph nodes can be a sign of a wide variety of disease conditions, ranging from a simple cold all the way to cancer...”


...the condition
“Enteritis means inflammation of the intestinal tract, especially of the small intestine...”
...related topic
“Sometimes Enteritis regionalis: Localized inflammation of the intestine.”

Environmental Illness / MCS

...recommendation Dental Metal Removal
“...Ongoing metal-induced inflammation can be present in the oral cavity and/or in any other place of metal deposition...”


...related topic
“Infection or inflammation of a projection from a long bone near the extremity.”


...related topic
Inflammation of the back of the throat.”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...Physical factors include ... Local disorders – prostate enlargement (BPH), congenital abnormalities and inflammatory diseases of the genitalia, prostatitis; vascular disturbances such as aortic aneurysm and atherosclerosis (for example Leriche's syndrome)...”

Erythema Nodosum

...the condition
“...Although in some cases no such underlying cause is found, most are associated with either a drug that has been taken, an inflammatory condition elsewhere in the body, or an infection...”
...related topic
“Acute inflammation of skin with red nodules.”


...the condition
“Esophagitis is an inflammation of the lining of the esophagus – the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach...”

Essential Fatty Acids a treatment
“...If a person has cancer, inflammatory conditions, or needs to lose weight, Omega-3 should be favored...”

Eucalyptus Blue Gum a treatment
“..."eucalyptol", it is now known that the health benefits of eucalyptus oil come from the chemical cineole – an organic compound shown to possess powerful medicinal properties, ranging from reducing inflammation and pain to killing leukemia cells...”

Excess Animal Fat Consumption

...the condition
“...Pathologies such as atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, arthritis, inflammation and kidney failure may then develop...”

Excessive Fatigue

...the condition
“...There are hundreds of possible causes of fatigue, falling into these broad categories ... inflammatory diseases...”

Eyebright a treatment
“...This helps to relieve conjunctivitis and other inflammatory conditions of the eye...”

Female Infertility

...relationship to Endometriosis
“...The cause of infertility is believed to result from the scarring and adhesions that form in the reproductive tract as a result of inflammation.  Scar tissue and adhesions may reduce fertility by either obstructing or distorting the shape of the fallopian tubes, which in turn impedes the passage of sperm to the egg...”

Feverfew a treatment
“...Parthenolide is thought to work as an anti-inflammatory agent via inhibition of inflammatory prostaglandins, reduction of histamine production and eventually reducing the activity of inflammatory cells...”

Fish Oils a treatment
“...The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can lower blood triglyceride levels, thin the blood, and also decrease inflammation in various parts of the body...”

Flax Seed, Flaxseed Oil, Linseed Oil a treatment
“...The German Commission E has "Approved" Flaxseed for chronic constipation, and irritable or inflamed bowel conditions.”

Fluoride Reduction/Avoidance a treatment
“ "We have found that fluoride, in the concentration range in which it is employed for the prevention of dental caries, stimulates the production of prostaglandins and thereby exacerbates the inflammatory response in gingivitis and periodontitis...”

Folic Acid a treatment
“...The fatigue, easy bruising, and inflammation of the tongue that may go along with anemia are often helped as well...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...Folic acid deficiency generates a picture similar to that of a B12 deficiency – anemia, fatigue, irritability, anorexia, weight loss, headache, sore and inflamed tongue, diarrhea, heart palpitations, forgetfulness, hostility, and a feeling of paranoia...”

Food Poisoning

...the condition
“...The following individuals should seek medical attention if food poisoning is suspected ... inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis...”

Gallbladder Cancer

...the condition
“...Factors that increase one's risk of developing gallbladder cancer include ... Chronic gallbladder inflammation (for example due to gallstones) is the most common risk factor: at least 75% of diagnosed gallbladder cancer patients also have gallstones...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...Gallstone disease is a common cause of abdominal pain, inflammation, and infection of the gallbladder and the pancreas...”
...our question about Pale stools
“...An inflamed liver (hepatitis) or some kind of blockage in the bile ducts (like a gall stone) can turn stools pale.”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...Although H. pylori is often the cause of inflammation and ulceration, research had uncovered that when stomach pH is higher, other microorganisms besides H. pylori overgrow causing inflammation, gastritis and ulceration also...”
...our question about Aspirin use
Inflammation may be caused by aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), but the bacterium H. pylori is generally responsible.”
...relationship to Esophageal Stricture (narrowing)
“A chronic ulcer causes swelling and inflammation of the gastric and duodenal tissues...”
...relationship to Peritonitis
“...This causes peritonitis, an inflammation of the abdominal cavity and wall...”
...recommendation Robert's Formula
“Robert's Formula is a time-honored herbal preparation for upper GI inflammation.  It sometimes contains bismuth, which kills H. Pylori, usually found in upper GI ulceration, as well as other microorganisms.”


...the condition
“Gastritis is defined as inflammation of the lining of the stomach...”
...related topic
Inflammation of the stomach lining...”
...relationship to Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers
“Severe inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) can result in ulceration.”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...Since these overgrowths are usually responsible for the inflammation, eradication allows the stomach to heal and normal acid-control mechanisms to be restored.”
...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“...lining has been healed by the use of other agents, a hydrochloric acid (HCl) trial is often useful since it may have been an HCl deficiency that contributed to bacterial overgrowth and subsequent inflammation in the first place...”


...the condition
“Alternative names: Stomach Flu Gastroenteritis is the irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract...”
...related topic
“Gastrointestinal tract inflammation; characterized by abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting; which may be caused by bacteria, parasites or a virus.”

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

...the condition
“...In one method, an irritating chemical is injected into the bleeding vessels through an endoscope, causing inflammation and scarring of the veins, which stops the bleeding (sclerotherapy)...”

General Detoxification Requirement

...the condition
“...When they are not, irritation and inflammation of cells and tissues results, blocking normal functioning...”

Ginger Root a treatment
“...Today, many cultures continue to rely on ginger for controlling nausea and also for reducing inflammation.  A botanical relative of marjoram and turmeric, the ginger plant is indigenous to southeast Asia and is now also extensively cultivated in Jamaica and other tropical areas...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the fibrous tissues that surround the teeth.”

Ginkgo Biloba a treatment
“...Ginkgolide-B is a known inhibitor of Platelet Activating Factor (PAF), which is responsible for platelet aggregation, PAF-induced asthma and various inflammatory and pro-oxidative processes...”

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) a treatment
“...In the Middle Ages, people used borage to treat heart disease and rheumatism and to reduce inflammation.  Now it is making a comeback for some of the same medicinal uses: borage oil is one of the three major supplemental sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a polyunsaturated fat that is...”


...the condition
“Glomerulonephritis refers to the condition in which the glomeruli (tiny filters in your kidney which help clean the blood) become inflamed and are unable to carry out their filtering functions...”
...related topic
Inflammation of glomerulus...”


...the condition
“Glossitis is inflammation or infection of the tongue...”
...related topic
Inflammation of the tongue.”


...related topic
“...If there are symptoms in the female, they include frequent and painful urination, cloudy vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, inflammation of the pelvic area, and abnormal uterine bleeding...”

Gout / Hyperuricemia

...the condition
“...An attack of acute gouty arthritis is caused by the body's inflammatory reaction to intermittent deposition of needle-like uric acid crystals...”
...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“According to Dr. Stanley Jacobs, MD, MSM can be helpful in most musculoskeletal pain and inflammation, including gout.”

Grape Seed Extract a treatment
“...Grape seed extract also offers free radical protection in cells with limited blood flow, such as linings of inflamed joints, elastin and neurons...”

Gravel Root a treatment
“...A Dr. Ellingwood, writing in the early 20th century, considered it to have the following symptomatology: "Irritation of the bladder in women from displacement and chronic inflammation of the uterus; and suppression of urine, partial or complete, during or after pregnancy...”

Gugulipids a treatment
“...Gugulipids should be used with caution by persons with hepatic disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and diarrhea.”

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

...the condition
“...Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves, which are those outside the brain and spinal cord...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract a treatment
“...Hawthorn is good for arthritis because it helps stabilize collagen, the protein found in joints that are destroyed by inflammatory diseases.  It also has antioxidant effects...”


...the condition
“...Sinus headaches are one symptom of sinusitis, where your sinuses become infected and inflamed.  The main migraine symptom is a moderate to severe throbbing pain, usually on just one side of the head...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...the condition
“...In such cases, the acid can cause irritation, inflammation, and even erosion of the esophagus (a condition called esophagitis)...”
...relationship to Crohn's Disease
“Crohn's disease is a chronic ailment that causes inflammation and injury in the colon and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus.”

Heel Pain

...the condition
“...Excessive stretching of the plantar fascia that leads to inflammation and discomfort can be caused by the following...”

Helicobacter Pylori

...related topic
“...pylori is a bacterium that is found in the stomach which, along with acid secretion, damages stomach and duodenal tissue, causing inflammation and peptic ulcers...”

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

...the condition
“...It may not be H. pylori itself which causes peptic ulcer, but the body's response (inflammation of the stomach lining)...”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“...Conversely, blood donation, physiologic blood loss (through menstruation and pregnancy), and pathologic blood loss (for example, through peptic ulceration or inflammatory bowel disease) may decrease the amount of iron stored in the liver...”
...our question about Your skin color prior to suntan
“...Deposition of iron within the skin causes inflammation and enhances melanin production by melanocytes...”

Hemolytic Anemia

...relationship to Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
“Anemia as a result of chronic inflammation is a characteristic but not especially common feature of active SLE.”


...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Capsules filled with ozonated oil and used as suppositories, or rectal insufflation of ozone gas have proven useful in treating inflamed hemorrhoids...”

Heparin a treatment
“...Some conditions that appear to be sensitive to heparin include ... Inflammatory bowel disease (Inhibits inflammatory cell transport in general)...”


...the condition
“Hepatitis is a serious inflammation of the liver...”
...related topic
Inflammation of the liver usually resulting in jaundice (yellowing of the skin), loss of appetite, stomach discomfort, abnormal liver function, clay-colored stools, and dark urine...”
...our question about Yellow skin tone
“Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that often causes the kidneys to excrete high levels of bilirubin into the bloodstream, leading to a yellow discoloration of the skin...”
...relationship to Liver Disease
“Hepatitis is an inflammatory disease of the liver, commonly caused by a viral infection.”
...relationship to Cirrhosis of the Liver
“...Infection with this virus causes inflammation of and low grade damage to the liver that over several decades can lead to cirrhosis...”
...recommendation Goldenseal
“...These alkaloids are anti-inflammatory and stimulate liver function, thereby reducing liver inflammation.”
...recommendation Silymarin / Milk Thistle
“...It has been shown that silymarin has the ability to block fibrosis, a process that contributes to the eventual development of cirrhosis in persons with inflammatory liver conditions secondary to alcohol abuse or hepatitis...”
...recommendation Green Tea
“Green tea can decrease inflammation.  2 to 3 cups per day.”
...recommendation Chinese Thoroughwax
“Contains steroid-like substances that reduce liver inflammation.”
...recommendation Chlorella
“...The phycocyanin found in chlorella is a great immune booster as it helps the body produce more stem cells, which can be used to destroy the bacteria and viruses involved in liver inflammation.”
...recommendation Coconut
“Coconut oil has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties, making it useful for treating liver inflammation.”

Herniated Disc In Lower Back

...the condition
“...Initial treatment includes a combination of ... Over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs for mild to moderate pain and inflammation (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, celecoxib)...”

Herniated Disc In Neck

...the condition
“...The disc material may place pressure on nearby nerve roots or the spinal cord, and releases chemical irritants causing nerve inflammation and pain.  The human spine is made of 24 moveable bones called vertebrae...”

Hiatal Hernia

...the condition
“...may be necessary if the hernia is in danger of becoming strangulated (twisted in a way that cuts off blood supply, i.e. paraesophageal hernia) or is complicated by severe GERD or esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus)...”

High White Blood Cell Count

...relationship to Gallbladder Disease
“Acute cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) often causes increased numbers of white cells in the blood.”

Histamine Therapy a treatment
“...The use of histamine, for example, stopped skin swelling and inflammation in ragweed-sensitive people when they were exposed to ragweed...”


...the condition
“...Also, some people develop an inflammation of the heart lining, a condition that is called "pericarditis"...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...Other inflammatory white blood cells, including lymphocytes and polymorphonuclear cells, have also been implicated...”

Honey a treatment
“...Since infection may lie in the tissues underlying the wound margins, honey dressings need to extend beyond the inflamed area surrounding a wound...”

Hookworm Infection

...the condition
“...Rather, the juveniles remain in the skin where they continue to migrate for weeks (or even months in some instances) until killed by the host's inflammatory response.  This causes local intense itching and results in a condition known as "cutaneous" or "dermal larval migrans" or "creeping eruption...”

Hormone Imbalance

...the condition
“...or ovaries) produce little or no sex hormones, for example when a physical issue in the brain or the testicles stops testosterone production; Hypothyroidism; Hyperthyroidism; Thyroiditis – An inflammation (not infection) of the thyroid gland can directly influence the amount of hormones secreted, resulting in hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism; Cushing syndrome – The body makes too much of...”

Horsetail Grass a treatment
“...uses: aging, arthritis, asthma, backaches, breasts, milk secretion, bronchitis, bruises, burns, bursitis, cancer-skin, circulatory problems, cirrhosis, edema, fracture, hair loss, heart disease, inflammation, intertrigo, kidney ailments, Lyme disease, muscle cramps, nail problems, obesity-diuretic tea, osteoporosis, Paget's disease, prostatitis, rickets, skin-oily, skin-wrinkles, sport...”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy) a treatment
“...In many cases, cryotherapy (cold therapy) is used to reduce inflammation before thermotherapy is used to increase blood flow to muscles...”

Hyaluronic Acid a treatment
“...When skin is excessively exposed to UVB rays, it becomes inflamed (sunburn) and the cells in the dermis stop producing as much hyaluronic acid, and increase the rate of its degradation...”

Hydrazine Sulfate a treatment
“...Nerve inflammation can be cause by long-term use, but this can be diminished or eliminated by taking vitamin B6 or reducing the dose of hydrazine sulfate...”

Hydrotherapy a treatment
“...Hot and cold water can be applied to any part of the body that is inflamed, congested, or injured...”


...related topic
“Condition of increased blood accumulation in a portion of the body, due to inflammation, obstruction to blood flow, or local relaxation of arterioles.”


...the condition
“...Possible complications include skeletal damage, urinary tract infections, kidney damage or kidney stones, peptic ulcers, inflammation of the pancreas, high blood pressure, nervous system disorders, and rare complications from surgery...”


...recommendation Selenium
“...Selenium supplementation with 200mcg of sodium selenite may improve the inflammatory activity seen in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis, but whether this effect is specific for autoimmune thyroiditis or may also be effective in other organ-specific autoimmune diseases...”

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

...the condition
“...Colitis, for instance, means inflammation of the large intestine (colon)...”
...our question about Mucus in stools
“...The mucus is generally associated with inflammation but researchers lack a specific explanation...”
...recommendation Zinc
“A study involving zinc supplementation in inflammatory bowel disease illustrated the importance of taking adequate supplementation, but not too much...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“...It also has a soothing and calming effect on the bowel, helping to reduce the inflammation associated with IBS.”
...recommendation Vitamin D
“Vitamin D can inhibit the inflammatory mediators that develop in the intestinal wall after a gastrointestinal infection, and helps ease the symptoms of IBS...”
...recommendation Cranberry Juice
“Although it is not a cure for IBS, the antioxidants and flavonoids found in cranberry juice can help calm inflammation in the stomach and digestive tract due to IBS...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...Non-absorbable antibiotics were found to ... reduce inflammation...”


...related topic
“...IgE travels to mast cells, sticks to their surfaces, and when antigens get stuck to the IgE, the mast cells secrete inflammatory compounds such as histamine...”

Immune System

...related topic
“...The immune system also protects the body from invasion by making local barriers and inflammation.  The process may involve acquired immunity (the ability to learn and remember a specific infectious agent), or innate immunity (the genetically programmed system of responses that attack...”

Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut

...the condition
“...Once the gut lining becomes inflamed or damaged, it becomes more difficult to keep foreign, larger particles out...”

Increased Urinary Frequency

...the condition
“...Common causes of frequent urination include ... Prostatitis (infected or inflamed prostate gland)...”

Indoor Allergies

...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“Replenishing a deficiency of Omega-3 type fatty acids in the diet has resulted in fewer allergic and inflammatory reactions.”

Interstitial Cystitis

...the condition
“Alternative names: IC, Painful Bladder Syndrome, PBS, Bladder Pain Syndrome, BPS, Hypersensitive Bladder Syndrome Interstitial Cystitis (IC) refers to an uncomfortable and annoying inflammatory condition of the bladder...”
...related topic
“A chronic bladder problem involving a bladder wall that is inflamed and irritated...”
...our question about Pain in the vulva / vulvar pain
“Vestibulitis may sometimes be part of bladder and/or urethral inflammation as seen in the interstitial cystitis or urethral syndrome...”
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Intestinal Malabsorption Syndrome

...the condition
“...Intestinal biopsy may show mucosal villous atrophy, tumor, or inflammation.”


...the condition
“Iritis is a form of anterior uveitis – an inflammatory disorder of the colored part of the eye (iris)...”
...related topic
Inflammation of the iris, the colored part of the eye...”
...recommendation Visiting An Eye Doctor
“Since iritis is an inflammation inside the eye, the condition is potentially sight-threatening...”

Irregular Periods

...the condition
“...Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Any underlying medical condition(s) should of course be treated...”

Ivy Leaf a treatment
“...While very few human clinical trials have been performed on ivy leaf, it is approved by the German Commission E for use against chronic inflammatory bronchial conditions and productive coughs due to its actions as an expectorant...”


...relationship to Hepatitis
“...High levels of bilirubin my be excreted by the kidneys in response to inflammation of the liver cells caused by hepatitis.”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“Alternative names: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that always involves the joints, but may produce extensive connective tissue and visceral lesions...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...the condition
“...Local chemotherapy may cause temporary skin inflammation.  There are treatments to help relieve many of these side-effects: for example, you can receive a blood transfusion if you develop anemia, or antibiotics for infections...”

Kelp a treatment
“...Inflammation: Kelp (5 tablets daily) contains a balance of essential minerals and chlorophyll which cleanses the blood and is restorative in reducing the inflammation...”

Kidney Disease

...recommendation Bearberry (Uva Ursi)
“Uva ursi soothes, strengthens, and tightens irritated and inflamed tissues and supports the urinary system by promoting healthy bladder, liver and kidney functions...”

Lactoferrin a treatment
“...It is involved in fighting against infection and inflammation and it acts as an antioxidant...”


...the condition
“Alternative names: Acute laryngitis Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx (voice box), which results in irritation and swelling of the larynx and the surrounding area...”
...related topic
Inflammation of the larynx, usually implying hoarseness or aphonia.”
...our question about Hoarseness of voice
“The most common cause of hoarseness is inflammation of the vocal cords caused by upper respiratory tract infection, or by speaking, yelling or singing too much or too loud.”
...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“Bioflavonoids help to ease inflammation in the throat and fight infection...”

Licorice Root a treatment
“...Glycyrrhizin is also responsible for most of licorice's medicinal properties, including its ability to reduce inflammation, soothe throat tissues and reduce allergy symptoms...”

Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement

...the condition
“...cholesterol Dandelion; Artichoke leaf extract (cynara which becomes caffeic acid in stomach); Curcumin; Bile movement enhancement (cholagogues) Dandelion (enhances flow and improves bile duct inflammation, hepatitis, gallstones, jaundice); Beet juice and taurine (thins the bile); Coffee enemas; Liver/gallbladder flushing; Fatty Infiltration reduction Alcohol avoidance; Low fat diet; High...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support a treatment
“...It is always preferable first to reduce toxin exposure and any liver inflammation.  In addition, leaky gut syndrome should be addressed and repaired prior to any liver detoxification...”

Liver Function Test Requirement

...the condition
“...cirrhosis), biliary obstruction, cholestasis, dehydration, diabetes insipidus, cystic fibrosis, leukemia, alcoholic cirrhosis, Hodgkin's disease, malnutrition, nephrotic syndrome, multiple myeloma, inflammatory bowel disease, collagen-vascular diseases...”

Low Back Pain

...relationship to Ankylosing Spondylitis
“The inflammation occurring in cases of ankylosing spondylitis usually starts around the sacroiliac joints i.e. the areas where the lower spine is joined to the pelvis...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...the condition
“...The 11 criteria used for the diagnosis of lupus ... Serositis – Pleuritis or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of the lung or heart)...”
...our question about Unexplained sore, tender or aching muscles
“...Less common is actual muscle inflammation which occurs occasionally during the course of SLE.”

Lyme Disease

...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“May reduce inflammation and joint stiffness.”
...recommendation Evening Primrose Oil
“This may help combat the pain and inflammation.  1000mg 2-3 times daily.”


...related topic
Inflammation or swelling of one or more lymph nodes...”

Lymphatic Congestion

...the condition
“...Allergies, prostatitis, chronic sinusitis, heart disease, eczema and other skin conditions, fibrocystic disease, chronic fatigue, repetitive parasitic infections, MS, edema, lupus erythematosis, inflammation, high blood pressure, bacterial infections, viral infections, puffy eyes, low back pain, cancer, ear or balance problems, arthritis, headaches, cellulite, excessive sweating and obesity.”


...related topic
“...of needed and available nutrients, either from impaired digestive function (such as B12 being unabsorbed because of gastritis), impaired absorption (poor Vitamin E absorption because of an inflamed ileum) or impaired transport (the diminished blood proteins of the advanced alcoholic)...”

Male-Specific Cancer Screening a treatment
“...They can result from other conditions, such as benign prostate enlargement and inflammation of the prostate...”

Massage a treatment
“...In case of acute inflammation of the nerves, massage should be done carefully...”

Mast Cells

...related topic
“...They bind IgE, supply the histamine and heparin response that gives you a healing inflammation, and cause allergies.”


...the condition
“...When too many mast cells are present in the body, the chemicals that they release can cause ... Ear/nose/throat inflammation...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the tissues in the mid-chest, or mediastinum.”

Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia

...the condition
“...Other symptoms include ... sore, inflamed tongue...”


...the condition
“...Minor signs of malignant melanoma ... A mole becoming inflamed or developing a reddish edge...”


...the condition
“...It occurs because the infected lining of the brain gets severely inflamed.  Vomiting – the irritation in the brain triggers persistent vomiting (more than just a few times)...”
...related topic
Inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.”

Mesenteric Ischemia

...the condition
“...This in turn can result in systemic inflammatory response syndrome, septic shock, multisystem organ failure and, eventually, death...”

Middle Ear Infection

...recommendation Belladonna
“Intense bouts of earache that come and go very suddenly, with the presence of heat and inflammation.  Pain can be pounding or throbbing, and may be worse from jarring...”

Monocytes Elevated

...the condition
“...An increased percentage of monocytes may indicate ... Chronic inflammatory disease...”


...related topic
“Infectious Mononucleosis: An acute, infectious disease caused by the herpes virus or Epstein-Barr virus, with fever and inflamed swelling of the lymph nodes around the neck, under the arms, and in the groin...”

Motherhood Issues

...the condition
“...Blood type suggestions, for those interested in the "Blood Type Diet" ... Blood Type O children: Be alert for any sign of inflammation (fever, joint pain)...”
...recommendation Vitamin A
“...Infections and inflammation accelerate the use and loss of vitamin A...”

MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) a treatment
“...MSM relieves swelling, inflammation and pain because it allows the harmful substances that have accumulated to flow out and nutrients to flow in...”

Multiple Sclerosis

...the condition
“...The lesions ('plaques') of Multiple Sclerosis are areas of tissue damage arising from inflammation, which occurs when white blood cells and fluid accumulate around blood vessels...”
...relationship to Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance
“...Progesterone, being a steroid, often helps the adrenals deal with inflammation.  Other studies have indicated that symptoms are worse during periods when the progesterone to estrogen ratio is low.”
...recommendation ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone)
“...and intensity of acute exacerbations is adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), a pituitary gland substance that stimulates the adrenal glands to produce additional cortisone, which acts to reduce the inflammation in the brain or spinal cord...”


...the condition
“...Severe complications are rare but mumps can cause hearing loss, inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), and inflammation of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis)...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...Other signs and symptoms depend on the underlying condition and include ... Left upper quadrant and left shoulder pain (due to spleen tissue death and inflammation of the surface of the spleen)...”


...the condition
“Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle...”
...related topic
Inflammation of heart muscle...”

Neck Arthritis

...the condition
“...This narrowing causes compression on the nerves leading from the spinal cord in the neck; the nerves become inflamed, producing pain in the neck that may radiate to the arms...”

Neck Pain

...the condition
“...While such a spasm may occur as a protective reflex, it intensifies discomfort by reducing circulation and setting up an inflammatory response.  Stress of any kind, physical or emotional, and toxicity may cause spasms in underexercised muscles...”

Neem a treatment
“...The juice of the neem tree (5ml) mixed with equal amounts of honey reduces oozing from ears and also removes inflammation.  The ash of the dry neem leaves is used to remove urinary stones...”


...related topic
“Kidney inflammation.”


...related topic
“Nerve inflammation, commonly accompanying other conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis...”


...the condition
“Neuritis is the inflammation of a peripheral nerve or nerves often accompanied by degenerative changes in nervous tissue...”
...recommendation Alkalizing Agents/Diet
“An alkaline diet can reverse the effects of an overly acidic diet which may be contributing to nerve irritation and inflammation.”


...the condition
“...Aside from those listed below, other causes include ... Trauma, damage or inflammation of tissues, for example burn injuries or a heart attack...”
...relationship to Sepsis
Inflammation, sepsis, necrosis, and immune-mediated disease can cause increased tissue demand and increased bone marrow release of neutrophils.”
...relationship to Rheumatoid Arthritis
“Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases can cause neutrophilia.”

Noni a treatment
“...People with arthritis, joint pain, and inflammatory conditions have used noni...”

NSAIDs a treatment
“NSAIDs are medications for arthritis and other painful inflammatory conditions in the body...”

Nutritional Deficiency

...the condition
“...Symptoms include ... inflamed or swollen eyelids...”

Occult Blood Tests a treatment
“...Positive test results may also indicate the following ... Inflammatory bowel disease...”


...related topic
“Severe eye inflammation, including conjunctivitis, iritis, severe hay fever, etc.”

Oral Lichen Planus

...the condition
“Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune inflammatory condition affecting the mucous membranes of the mouth...”
...recommendation Corticosteroids
“Corticosteroids (topical, oral or by injection) may reduce the inflammation caused by oral lichen planus.”
...recommendation Personal Hygiene Changes
“Good oral hygiene keeps the mouth clean, reduces inflammation and helps prevent infection.”


...related topic
Inflammation of the testes, manifested by swelling and tenderness, usually infectious, sometimes the result of trauma.”

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

...the condition
“Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD) is an inflammation where the tendon from the patella (kneecap) attaches to the tibia (shin bone)...”


...the condition
“Alternative names: Wear-and-tear arthritis, Degenerative joint disease, Degenerative arthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease in which cartilage breaks down over time, causing pain, inflammation and stiffness in the joints...”
...recommendation Rose Hip
“...It is believed that the powder works by also tackling the inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.”
...recommendation NSAIDs
“...Available over the counter or by prescription, they fight inflammation or swelling and relieve pain...”


...related topic
Inflammation of a bone and its cartilage.”


...the condition
“...They are not necessary for a differential diagnosis: Vasculitis is a common disorder characterized by an inflammation of the blood vessel walls...”

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

...the condition
“...In cases of NICO it is claimed that small areas of bone in the upper or lower jaw become infected or inflamed and die, producing neuralgia-like pain...”
...recommendation Surgery
“The only known treatment for NICO is jawbone curettage, in which the jawbone is opened, the infected area drilled out, and the bone biopsied to confirm the presence of inflammation or infection...”

Otitis Media

...related topic
“A very common condition involving inflammation of the middle ear and can be classified as either acute otitis media (AOM), or otitis media with effusion (OME) which is a chronic disease...”

Ovarian Cysts

...our question about Feeling of lower abdominal fullness
“Fluid in an ovarian cyst can irritate the lining of the abdomen, creating inflammation which in turn can cause bloating or fullness.”
...recommendation Castor Oil
“Castor oil packs can help reduce inflammation.”

Ozone / Oxidative Therapy a treatment
“...ozone include the treatment of vascular disease such as stroke, obstructive arteriopathy, venous insufficiency, cancer, acute and chronic viral diseases, ulcers, infected wounds, gangrenes, burns, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and spinal disc problems...”


...the condition
“...If pancreatic enzymes are unable to pass into the intestine, they begin to work on surrounding tissue, resulting in an inflamed pancreas...”
...related topic
Inflammation of the pancreas...”
...our question about Yellow skin tone
“Jaundice may be due to blockage of the bile duct from the inflamed pancreas.”


...related topic
Inflammation of the tissues adjacent to the uterus.”

Particulate Matter Avoidance a treatment
“...Chronic exposure in experimental animal inhalation studies have shown a range of dose-dependent lung inflammation and cellular changes in the lung and there are also diesel exhaust immunological effects...”

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

...related topic
“...Salpingitis: Inflammation of the fallopian tubes.”


...the condition
“...Involvement of the arteries of the heart may cause a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction), heart failure and inflammation of the sack around the heart (pericarditis)...”


...the condition
“...Cardiac tamponade also often occurs alongside inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis)...”
...related topic
“Fibrinous inflammation of the external surface of the heart and its surrounding membrane without the accumulation of fluid.”

Periodontal Disease - Gingivitis

...the condition
“...This form of periodontal disease results in inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth, progressive attachment and bone loss and is characterized by pocket formation and/or recession of the gum...”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“...It can also lead to an increase in inflammation across the body; overactivity of inflammatory pathways is a strong risk factor for the development of atherosclerotic heart disease and heart attack.”
...recommendation Oil of Oregano
“Dilute oregano oil in a small amount of water and dab onto the affected tissues 3-4 times per day to kill the bacteria causing inflammation.”


...related topic
Inflammation of the area around a tooth...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the thick fibrous membrane surrounding a bone.”

Peripheral Vascular Disease

...the condition
“...Other less common causes include blood vessel inflammation, injury to the limbs, unusual muscle or ligament anatomy, or radiation exposure...”


...the condition
“...When it becomes inflamed, the disease is called peritonitis...”

Peyronie's Disease

...the condition
“...The plaque often begins as a localized inflammation that may develop into a hardened scar...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the pharynx, either from irritation or infection...”

Pharyngitis ("Strep Throat")

...the condition
“...This leads to inflammation and, potentially, kidney failure.”
...recommendation Zinc
“Zinc lozenges have been found to be effective when locally applied to an inflamed throat.  Lower dosages of zinc (10mg) with more frequent application are best, and may help avoid any nausea which might result from higher doses.”
...recommendation Slippery Elm
“For coating and soothing irritated or inflamed mucous membranes add 1 tablespoon of dried slippery elm per cup of hot water...”


...related topic
Inflammation of a vein...”

Phlebitis / Thrombophlebitis

...the condition
“The term phlebitis refers to an inflammation of a vein, usually in the leg, frequently accompanied by blood clots that adhere to the wall of the vein...”

Pitta Balancing a treatment
“...When Pitta is out of balance, we see ... Variable, blotchy skin color, inflamed; unhealthy appearance...”

Plantar Fasciitis

...related topic
“Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation caused by excessive stretching of the plantar fascia, which can also lead to heel pain, arch pain and heel spurs.”

Platelet Aggregation

...related topic
“Platelets are the small, rather uniform fragments of large bone marrow cells that aid the blood in coagulation, hemostasis, inflammation, and thrombus formation...”

Platelet Aggregation (Clotting)

...the condition
“...Other possible causes include acute phase protein elevation caused by inflammation, tissue necrosis or allergy; a collagen-damaging disease; occult disease processes which may cause collagen damage or neoplastic changes; excessive stress level producing biochemical...”


...the condition
“Pleurisy (or pleuritis) occurs when the double membrane (pleura) that lines the chest cavity and surrounds each of your lungs becomes inflamed.  One layer of the pleura, which is just a few cells thick, overlies each lung...”
...related topic
“An inflammation of the serous membranes that both surround the lungs and line the inside of the chest cavity; the two membranes supply fluid lubrication between the expanding and contracting lungs and...”


...related topic
Inflammation, usually infectious, of the lungs...”
...our question about Denture wearing
“...The researchers also found that overnight denture wearing increased levels of tongue and denture plaque, gum inflammation, a positive culture for Candida albicans, and bad breath...”

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

...the condition
“...It does not affect bones or joints, but causes muscles to become stiff, tender and very sore (inflammation).  Even though the muscles are sore they do not become weak...”


...the condition
“...Polymyositis is an inflammatory disease of muscle, its cause unknown...”
...our question about Individual weak muscles
“Muscle weakness is the most common symptom of Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis (PM/DM), which are chronic inflammatory diseases of the muscle.”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...These medicines can be effective by suppressing the immune response which attracts the white blood cells of inflammation to the muscles...”
...recommendation Corticosteroids
“...They are very good at decreasing muscle inflammation but are usually are required for years...”

Poor Circulation

...the condition
“...With veins, swelling, inflammation, and clotting are the chief offenders...”

Poor Small Intestine Health

...recommendation Slippery Elm
“Slippery elm tea is reported to be beneficial against inflammation of the small intestine.”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...The initial wound touches off a series of separate – yet interdependent – responses to the injury, including inflammation, epithelialization (growth of new skin), angiogenesis (blood vessel regeneration), and the accumulation of cells necessary to heal the tissue...”
...relationship to Alcohol-related Problems
“...Alcohol impairs the early inflammatory response; it inhibits wound closure, development of new blood vessels, and collagen production; it alters the protease balance at the wound site, which is needed to remove foreign matter...”
...relationship to (Prescription) Drug Side-Effects
“...Examples include drugs that interfere with clot formation, platelet function, inflammatory responses, or cell proliferation; certain steroids, NSAIDs, chemotherapy drugs.”
...relationship to Zinc Requirement
“...In addition, inflammation and bacterial growth were both reduced...”
...recommendation Gotu Kola
“...A review article of centella noted the most beneficial effects to date involved the stimulation and mutation of scar tissue by production of Type I collagen and an inhibition of the inflammatory reaction.  This article reviewed seven other articles about centella, stating "Centella asiatica has been documented to aid wound healing in a large number of scientific reports".”
...recommendation Aloe Vera
“...Its many components work together to reduce inflammation and pain, promote healing, and stop infection...”
...recommendation Turmeric Extract, Curcumin
“...In Indian medicine, curcumin is used to reduce inflammation and treat wounds and skin ulcers...”
...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“...Vitamin B5 also helps prevent an excess of inflammatory response in the wound and has been shown to improve surgical wound healing...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...relationship to Periodontal Disease - Gingivitis
“...This connection is not yet fully understood but may be due to underlying inflammation or infections...”

Pregnenolone a treatment
“...Studies also show that pregnenolone is effective in relieving the symptoms of the inflammatory joint disease, ankylosing spondylitis...”

Premature/Signs of Aging

...the condition
“...The cause of the pain might include such factors as inflammation, joint instability, insufficient blood supply, or pressure within an organ or on surrounding tissues...”
...relationship to Chronic Inflammation
“Research shows that chronic inflammation is a major cause of premature aging: The cumulative damage caused by chronic inflammation often occurs without any apparent signs or symptoms, but gradually causes severe skin...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...our question about Air pollution exposure
“Traffic fumes and cigarette smoke contain tiny, irritating particles that trigger widespread inflammation and disrupt the body's ability to burn calories for energy and control blood sugar levels...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the rectum.”

Prolotherapy a treatment
“...Stage 1 (Inflammation): Increased blood flow, swelling and pain...”


...related topic
“...substances present in many tissues, with effects such as vasodilation, vasoconstriction, stimulation of the smooth muscles of the bronchus or intestine, uterine stimulation; also involved in pain, inflammation, fever, allergic diarrhea, and dysmenorrhea...”

Prostaglandin E

...related topic
“...uterus, induce a stronger response from less stimulus; if made in the stomach lining inhibit gastric secretion; if secreted by macrophages, target tissues become more accessible to infiltration and inflammation.  These are the two prostaglandins whose levels are meant to be stabilized by gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) supplements.”

Prostate Cancer

...the condition
“...However, a high PSA score does not always indicate cancer and can be caused by other prostate diseases such as benign prostatic hypertrophy or prostatitis (inflamed prostate)...”


...the condition
“Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate...”
...related topic
Inflammation of the prostate, experienced by half of all men at some time in their life...”
...recommendation Hydrangea
“...Like most diuretic herbs, hydrangea is an excellent choice for treating inflamed or enlarged prostate glands...”

Protein Deficiency

...the condition
“...liver processing fats less efficiently); Growth problems in children; Edema (fluid retention); Irregular menstrual cycle (a low-protein, high-carb diet contributes to insulin resistance, fatigue, inflammation and weight gain, which in turn disrupt the delicate balance of female hormones); Mental retardation; Weakened immune system; Weight loss; Weight gain (High-protein foods make a person...”


...the condition
“Also known as plaque psoriasis, it is defined as a common inflammatory skin condition characterized by frequent episodes of redness, itching, and thick, dry, silvery scales in discrete patches on the skin...”

Psoriatic Arthritis

...the condition
“Psoriatic arthritis is a long-lasting condition that causes skin rashes and produces joint inflammation.  Psoriatic arthritis is linked to psoriasis, a disorder causing areas of the skin to become inflamed and be covered with silvery or grey scales...”

Pulmonary Fibrosis

...the condition
“ severe shortness of breath, may receive supplemental oxygen to help with breathing (oxygen therapy), or be placed on a mechanical ventilator and given antibiotics or corticosteroids to reduce inflammation.  Azathioprine and cyclophosphamide also reduce inflammation by suppressing the immune system...”


...related topic
Inflammation, usually infectious, of the pulp of a tooth.”

Pumpkin Seeds a treatment
“...Pumpkin Seed has been used for a variety of problems for which its effectiveness is unconfirmed, including kidney inflammation, intestinal parasites – especially tapeworm – and wounds...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the renal pelvis...”

Pygeum a treatment
“...Additionally, pygeum extracts antagonize the production of metabolites in the 5-Lipoxygenase pathway (pathway in the arachidonic acid inflammation pathway).  This activity will further reduce the inflammatory process in the prostate...”

Radiation Poisoning

...the condition
“...Symptoms of acute exposure include ... Inflammation of exposed areas (redness, tenderness, swelling, bleeding)...”


...the condition
“"Skin rash" is a general term that describes a group of spots, an area of inflammation, or changes in the color or texture of the skin...”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...Other contributory risk factors include ... A family history of colorectal cancer, polyps or inflammatory bowel disease...”

Red Wine a treatment
“...Evidence also exists that in can reduce inflammation; it also reduces activation of NF kappa B, a protein produced by the body's immune system when it is under attack...”

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

...the condition
“...Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen sodium (Aleve) may ease pain and inflammation.  Applying heat and cold...”


...related topic
“An eye disorder that does not cause inflammation but results from changes in the eye (retinal) blood vessels.”

Rheumatic Heart Disease

...the condition
“...Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that can affect many of the body's connective tissues – especially those of the heart, joints, brain or skin...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints...”
...relationship to Depression
“Studies report that around 30% of people suffering from inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis are depressed – more than four times higher than the general population.”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“Immunologic responses to gut flora have been advanced by several authors as being important causative factors of inflammatory joint diseases...”
...recommendation Selenium
“...Low selenium levels in joint tissues may be a significant factor contributing to the inflammatory process in rheumatoid arthritis...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...The oil from cold water fish falls into the Omega-3 category, and has shown positive results in reducing inflammation.  Some researchers believe that if you regularly eat small amounts of cold-water fish over many years, you may be able to avoid rheumatoid arthritis.”
...recommendation Therapeutic Fasting
“...Fasting can cause regression of some autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis...”
...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“...In an animal study on rheumatoid arthritis-like joint degeneration, MSM was effective in reducing joint inflammation, and completely prevented the breakdown of cartilage...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the sinus membranes and nasal mucous membrane, sometimes extending to the eyes and ears...”

Robert's Formula a treatment
“Although never fully studied in placebo-controlled trials, Robert's Formula has long been favored by natural doctors treating suspected inflammation in the GI tract...”


...the condition
“...Facial redness becomes ruddier and more permanent; Bumps and pimples may appear; Tiny blood vessels may become increasingly visible; In some cases, the eyes may become bloodshot; Advanced stage: Inflammation of the skin grows increasingly severe; The nose may become red, bumpy and swollen from excess tissue; In some cases, the eyes and surrounding areas may become inflamed, potentially...”

Rosy Periwinkle a treatment
“Alternative names: Madagascar periwinkle Periwinkle has been used for health problems ranging from memory loss to toothache and from circulatory disorders to intestinal inflammation.  Although its effectiveness in treating all these ailments has not been scientifically proven, periwinkle has a long history of medicinal use in many cultures...”

Rubbing Alcohol a treatment
“...Rubbing alcohol can be used in the following ways ... Pain reliever (applied over painful areas, it reduces pain and inflammation by increasing blood flow)...”


...the condition
“...It is a granulomatous disease in which inflammation may occur in lymph nodes, lungs, liver, eyes, skin, joints, kidneys, liver and spleen, and other tissues...”
...our question about Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
“Symptoms of sarcoidosis can include development of abnormal or missed beats, inflammation of the covering of the heart (pericarditis) or even heart failure.”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“Corticosteroids such as prednisone and/or other anti-inflammatory medications can be prescribed to reduce inflammation.  Other medications, particularly those that suppress the immune system, are often recommended...”

Saw Palmetto a treatment
“...they include: inhibition of 5-alpha-reductase; inhibiting the binding of androgens to prostatic cells; and inhibiting both lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase (arachidonic acid cascade induced inflammation factors).  Saw Palmetto, by competing with both the enzyme and receptor that stimulates growth factor secretion, inhibits prostatic hyperplasia...”


...relationship to Allergy to Foods (Hidden)
“...In the case of cerebral (brain) allergies (which affect the nervous system), reactions include brain inflammation, irritability, fear, depression, aggression, extreme mood swings in a single day, hyperactivity, and psychosis...”

Scotch Broom a treatment
“...It quiets an overactive heart and relieves inflammation, toothache, ague, acute constipation, and swelling of the spleen...”

Senile Dementia

...the condition
“...Causes include ... Viral or bacterial encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain...”

Shiitake Mushrooms a treatment
“...Scientists now believe that lentinan and virus-like particles found in shiitake trigger the increased production of various serum factors associated with immunity and inflammation.  These so-called lymphokines, such as interferon and interleukin, stimulate the defense system through the proliferation of phagocytes, including macrophages and other immune fighters...”

Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...Causes of acute shortness of breath include ... Inflammation of lungs after radiation treatment for cancer...”

Sideroblastic Anemia

...the condition
“...are acquired and are associated with drugs (alcohol, isoniazid, chloramphenicol, cytotoxic agents, and other vitamin B6 antagonists), heavy metals (lead), and various hematologic, neoplastic and inflammatory diseases.  Ethanol abuse is the most common cause, but the cause cannot always be identified...”


...the condition
“Sinusitis is an inflammation of the membranes of the nose and sinus cavity...”
...related topic
Inflammation of the sinuses, with causes ranging from dust to hay fever...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...stones, glomerular disease); Gastrointestinal symptoms Swallowing difficulty due to decreased saliva production; Constipation; Food intolerances; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Heartburn; Indigestion; Inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis); Connective tissue disorders; Debilitating fatigue; The doctor will first take a detailed medical history, which includes asking questions about general...”

Slippery Elm a treatment
“...The popularity of slippery elm bark has endured, no doubt, because it works so well for coating and soothing irritated or inflamed mucous membranes...”

Spicy Foods Avoidance a treatment
“...The irritation caused by capsaicin can lead to hyperemia (excess organ blood flow), inflammation, and even erosion of the gastric mucosa...”

Spinal Stenosis

...the condition
“...Medications used to treat the pain include pain relievers, opioids, seizure medications, antidepressants, and steroid injections which also reduce inflammation.  In severe cases, surgery is used to widen the spinal canal and create sufficient space for the spinal cord and/or nerves...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the spleen, caused by a variety of conditions ranging from exposure to hemolytic chemicals, systemic infections lodged in the spleen, even cancer...”


...related topic
Inflammation of one or more vertebrae.”

Squawvine a treatment
“...Squawvine is still used in folk medicine to treat conditions including anxiety, hemorrhoids, insomnia, muscle spasms, edema, and inflammation.  Squawvine is an evergreen herb that is native to North America, growing in the forests and woodlands of the Eastern United States and Canada...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...As a rule no inflammation signs can be observed around the chancre...”

Stiff Man Syndrome

...the condition
“...Other autoimmune disorders such as diabetes, pernicious anemia (a chronic, progressive blood disorder), and thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland) may occur more frequently in patients with stiff-person syndrome...”

Stinging Nettle a treatment
“...This is probably due to antiinflammatory properties of nettles leaf, and the relationship of allergic reactions to the inflammatory process.  Research has shown that Nettle boosts our immunity and as such is a vitalizing nutrient and plays a role against both cancer and infection...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...It causes inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis), ulcers and also increases the risk of stomach cancer...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth.”


...related topic
“Painful, sporadic and drop-by-drop urination, caused by the presence of kidney stones, chronic inflammation such as interstitial cystitis, or urethral scar tissue.”


...recommendation Bromelain
“Bromelain is potent enzyme that naturally supports the body's ability to break down blood clots as they develop and diminish inflammation.”

Strongyloides stercoralis Infection

...the condition
“...Inflammation of the intestinal mucosa...”

Superoxide Dismutase a treatment
“Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an antiinflammatory, antioxidant enzyme produced by the body that protects against joint inflammation.  Although SOD has been sold as a supplement, animal research shows that oral SOD is destroyed by the digestive system before it can repair damaged joints...”

Supplemental Fiber a treatment
“...All fibers can slow the absorption of sugar and fat from food, and therefore help prevent spikes in blood sugar and blood fat after eating, possibly reducing the inflammatory response to food.  Fiber can also prevent the absorption of some fat and cholesterol all together, lowering blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...the condition
“...The placentas in these women are inflamed and weakened...”

Tapeworm Infection

...the condition
“...They cause localized inflammation and irritation wherever they go, and may end up in sensitive areas such as the eye or brain...”

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

...related topic
“Improper opening and closing of the jaw joint resulting in pain, irritation, inflammation, limited movement and sometimes noises.”

Tendency To Sunburn Easily

...recommendation Vitamin E
“...It's been shown to reduce the redness and inflammation caused by the sun.”


...the condition
“Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon – the strong, white, fibrous tissue connecting muscle to bone...”
...related topic
Inflammation of the tendons (structures that attach muscles to bones).”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Avoidance
“...Inflammation is part of the process for normal tendon regrowth...”
...recommendation DMSO Topically
“DMSO has been used successfully to reduce inflammation and pain.”


...related topic
Inflammation of a tendon and its sheath.”

Test Copper Levels a treatment
“...Serum copper may be elevated with infection, inflammation, stress, copper supplementation, oral contraceptives, and pregnancy...”

Test Iron Stores (Ferritin) a treatment
“...Note that serum ferritin values may be artificially increased by underlying cancer or inflammatory/infectious conditions...”

Test/Monitor Liver Function a treatment
“...This evidence of inflammation or damage will usually result in the need for follow-up testing to discover the cause of the elevations...”


...related topic
“Venous inflammation with formation of clots...”

Thuja a treatment
“...Herbalists prescribe thuja for the following ... As an astringent, to "purify the blood," reduce inflammation, and cleanse the body of toxins...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the thyroid; there are several forms of thyroiditis, including chronic or Hashimoto's thyroiditis (also called autoimmune or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis), subacute thyroiditis, and...”


...the condition
“...Chronic inflammation and/or infection of the middle ear...”

TMJ Problems

...the condition
“...Internal derangement includes cartilage disc displacements, clicking, popping, stretched or torn ligaments, perforated discs, infection/inflammation of the capsule or tissues, and adhesions of the cartilage to the socket of the jawbone...”


...related topic
“Surgical removal of the tonsils in order to treat chronic or recurrent infection/inflammation of the tonsils (sore throat)...”

Tooth Loss

...relationship to Senile Dementia
“...It is believed that the inflammation associated with periodontal disease may affect the brain, contributing to dementia, and that those with fewer teeth who don't wear dentures may develop dietary deficiencies that are...”

Topical Applications a treatment
“...This greatly increases the potency and absorption of the topical steroid and is used to treat inflammatory skin diseases...”

Torn, weak, or Stretched Ligaments or Tendons

...the condition
“...These injuries set up a healing process called inflammation to repair the injured ligament...”


...the condition
“...Affecting the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver, symptoms include ... Blurred vision (caused by inflammation of the retina)...”


...related topic
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the trachea and bronchi.”

Transferrin Saturation Test a treatment
“...Colds, inflammation, liver disease, and malignancies can falsely lower test values...”


...the condition
“...Possible complications include arrhythmias from heart inflammation (myocarditis); heart failure; encephalitis; pneumonia.”


...the condition
“...Scalp inflammation, irritation, itchiness and tenderness are common...”

Tryptophan Need

...the condition
“...Serotonin is important in sleep, stabilizing emotional moods, pain control, inflammation, intestinal peristalsis, amongst other things...”

Turmeric a treatment
“...Curcumin has been shown to inhibit leukotriene (major inflammatory mediators) formation, inhibit platelet aggregation, inhibit neutrophil responses under certain conditions, and stabilize lysosomal membranes...”

Tylophora a treatment
“...Test tube studies suggest that tylophorine is able to interfere with the action of mast cells, which are key components in the process of inflammation.  These actions seem to support tylophora's traditional use as an antiasthmatic and antiallergic medication by Ayurvedic practitioners...”

Typhoid Fever

...the condition
“...Skin eruptions tend to appear in the second week and if proper care is not taken, inflammation of the bones and ulceration of the bowels may occur...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are chronic diseases that involve inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract...”
...relationship to Rheumatoid Arthritis
“Joint inflammation can occur from the overactive immune system seen in ulcerative colitis...”
...relationship to Osteoporosis - Osteopenia
“Scientists believe osteoporosis may occur when the immune system triggers inflammation in other parts of the body...”
...relationship to Fatty Liver
“Scientists believe a fatty liver can occur when the immune system triggers inflammation in other parts of the body...”
...relationship to Cirrhosis of the Liver
“Cirrhosis of the liver can occur when the immune system triggers inflammation there as a result of ulcerative colitis.”
...relationship to Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)
“When the immune system triggers inflammation in other parts of the body because of ulcerative colitis, kidney stones may result...”
...relationship to Hepatitis
“The immune system may trigger mild inflammation in the liver as a result of ulcerative colitis...”
...relationship to Conjunctivitis
“Ulcerative colitis occasionally causes eye inflammation which resolves when the colitis is treated.”
...relationship to Colon Cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of colon cancer.”
...relationship to Folic Acid Deficiency
“All inflammatory bowel disease patients are prone to low serum folate levels.”
...recommendation Probiotics
“Dr. McCann, originally with Kaiser Permanente in Ohio, has pioneered a dramatic, experimental treatment for inflammatory bowel disease which has induced a rapid remission in 16 out of 20 patients with ulcerative colitis...”
...recommendation Hydrocortisone
“...Using hydrocortisol to reduce inflammation followed by physiologic replacement doses when indicated is a reasonable supportive therapeutic strategy.”
...recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet
“Approach a high fiber diet cautiously during periods of inflammation, as it may aggravate the condition...”
...recommendation Food Additive Avoidance
“It may be wise to avoid the food additive carrageenan, found in various foods such as apple cider, hot dogs, most ice creams and prepared sauces and jellies, as it can produce inflammation and immunodeficiency and has been found to cause colitis and anaphylaxis in humans.”

Ultrasound Imaging a treatment
“...of ultrasound that is used to look at the action and function of the heart, and detect congenital heart disease, enlargement of or damage to the heart muscle, aneurysms, blood clots, swelling or inflammation.  Doppler Echocardiography is a more recent ultrasound technique that measures the flow velocity of blood as it passes through the heart...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy a treatment
“...hepatitis; Chronic kidney disease; Chronic eczema and neurodermatitis; Chronic recurrent polyarthritis; Diabetes mellitus; Diabetic retinopathy; Keloids; Migraine; Raynaud's disease; Psoriasis; Inflammatory disease Acne; Allergic gastritis; Arthritis; Autoimmune thyroiditis; Bursitis; Boils; Mastitis; Osteomyelitis; Pancreatitis; Periodontitis; Peritonitis; Rhinitis, sinusitis; Septicemia...”


...related topic
“Any inflammation of the urethra, whether from external irritation, overly acidic or scalding urine, passage of stones, or an active infection of the canal.”

Urethritis / Urethral Syndrome

...the condition
“...Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, usually a sexually-transmitted disease...”

Urinalysis a treatment
“...Their presence indicates inflammation of the kidney, because such casts will not form except in the kidney...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...rare); Foreign body in the urethra; Urethral stones (stones that have become stuck after leaving the bladder); Schistosomiasis (parasitic worm infection) of the urinary tract; Cystitis (bladder inflammation); Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) or Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) infection; Periurethral Abscess; Side-effects of antipsychotics, antidepressants, anticholinergics, amphetamines, opioids...”

Urinary Stress/Urge Incontinence

...the condition
“...that are not the direct result of neurological damage, poor muscle tone or hormone deficiencies are usually the result of irritability within the bladder or urethral tissues caused by chronic inflammation and/or food allergies...”
...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“Flax seed oil at 1 Tablespoon per day is sometimes recommended because it can reduce inflammation contributing to an overactive bladder.”
...recommendation Test for Food Allergies
“Naturopathic physicians and holistic medical doctors report countless success stories of treating this uncomfortable condition with changes in the diet that eliminate sensitive and/or inflammatory foods.”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

...the condition
“...The greatest defense mechanism against bacterial inflammation and adherence to the bladder or urethral lining is urine: invading bacteria stimulate urination...”


...the condition
“Alternative names: Anterior uveitis, Intermediate uveitis, Posterior uveitis, Pan-uveitis, Choroiditis, Chorioretinitis The term uveitis describes a group of inflammatory diseases that produce swelling, eye pain, distorted vision, and possible eye tissue damage...”
...related topic
“A group of inflammatory diseases that produce swelling and destroy eye tissue...”


...related topic
“An inflammation of the vagina, either from simple tissue irritation or from an infection...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...Vaginal infections are often accompanied by vaginitis, which is an inflammation of the vagina characterized by discharge, irritation, and/or itching...”

Varicose Veins

...the condition
“...The solution causes irritation, inflammation, and eventually scarring, which permanently blocks the vein...”

Vascular Dementia

...the condition
“...Other causes of vascular dementia include ... inflammation of the blood vessels...”


...the condition
“Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels...”
...related topic
Inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels, including arteries, veins and capillaries...”
...recommendation Digestive Enzymes
“...One of the basic concepts in systemic enzyme therapy is that all kinds of inflammatory processes respond to enzymes...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“An essential fatty acid Omega-6/Omega-3 imbalance or deficiency can contribute to inflammation, which is part of the problem in vasculitis.”
...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“Due to its antioxidant effect, quercetin can inhibit inflammatory processes mediated by "leukotrienes" (inflammatory agents a thousand times more powerful than histamines), hyaluronidase (collagen-destroying enzymes), and lysosomal enzymes (other...”


...the condition
“...Labyrinthitis is a condition where the hair cells become irritated or inflamed and discharge randomly, tricking the brain into thinking you are moving or spinning...”
...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“...It is not a permanent symptom, but may indicate a new lesion or inflammation.  This vertigo can be caused by lesions in the cerebellum, or it can be a result of damage to the nerves that control the vestibular functions of the ear in the brain stem...”

Vinegar a treatment
“...Cider vinegar is a germicide and thus be able to help fight infection and inflammation when administered internally or externally...”

Vitamin A a treatment
“...Therapeutic doses also help treat glaucoma and conjunctivitis (an inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids)...”

Vitamin A Requirement

...the condition
“...The most common symptoms of vitamin A deficiency are night blindness and xerophthalmia (drying and inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye)...”

Vitamin B12 Requirement

...our question about Tongue swelling
“Glossitis (inflamed tongue) is a possible sign of B12 deficiency.”

Vitamin B2 Requirement

...the condition
“...Symptoms of vitamin B2 deficiency include sensitivity or inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth; cracks or sores at the corners of the mouth, called cheilosis; a red, sore tongue; eye redness or sensitivity to light, burning eyes, eye fatigue, or...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) a treatment
“...Excessive use of niacin can cause irregular heart rates, cramps, headaches, and liver inflammation.  Supplements are not recommended for those suffering from peptic (stomach) ulcers, diabetes, colitis, asthma, liver disease, or gout...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...It increases the production of prostaglandins, which are hormone-like chemicals that tissues produce to help control such physiologic processes as blood clotting and inflammation.  It is helpful against schizophrenia and other mental illnesses, and is also a memory enhancer...”

Vitamin C Requirement

...the condition
“...Inflammatory diseases, burns, and surgery can also increase a person's need for vitamin C...”

Vitamin E a treatment
“...Dr. Antonio J. DeLiz treated an advanced case of Crohn's disease (severe ileum or colon inflammation and ulceration with bloody diarrhea), another incurable disease, with remarkable results using 16,000 IU of vitamin E daily...”

Vulvodynia / Vestibulitis

...the condition
“...In severe cases, the pain can be agonizing and much of the vulvar can be reddened, swollen and very inflamed.  Often the edges of the inner vaginal lips are very sensitive and the pain so severe that it makes walking difficult...”
...relationship to Urethritis / Urethral Syndrome
“Vestibulitis may sometimes be part of bladder and/or urethral inflammation as seen in the interstitial cystitis or urethral syndrome...”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...They are known as granulocytes because they contain granules (small particles) that are released during parasitic infections and allergic reactions, causing an inflammatory response.  Eosinophils make up 1-6% of white blood cells and are similar to basophils...”

West Nile Virus

...the condition
“...the outbreak in Queens, New York suggested that although 2.6% of the population was infected, only 1 in 5 infected people developed mild illness, and only 1 in 150 infected people developed brain inflammation (meningitis or encephalitis)...”


...related topic
“An inflammatory response to mild skin irritation, with a well-defined, raised redness, lasting for perhaps an hour and then disappearing...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Gastrointestinal ... Inflammation...”

Zeolites a treatment
“...This reaction is caused by liberation of toxic substances making it possible for them to react with body tissues causing a transient painful inflammatory response.  For example, Zeolite has greater attraction to cadmium than to lead so placing zeolite in the body might permit lead to become freed from a sequestered site when cadmium...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...PGs are vital to numerous body functions including, for example: the function of the immune system; the expression and control of inflammation; skin and wound healing; function of the heart and cardiovascular system; absorption of various minerals; body temperature control and the important functions of fertility, conception...”
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