To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of chronic inflammation we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow chronic inflammation to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind chronic inflammation consists of three steps:
Chronic inflammation. Have you been suffering from inflammation (pain, redness, warmth, swelling) that lasts for weeks or more, or keeps coming back?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Minor, for one condition
→ Minor, for more than one condition
→ Major, for one condition
→ Major, for more than one condition
In order to maintain proper balance of the antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory prostaglandins (PGE1 and PGE3) with the pro-spasmodic and pro-inflammatory prostaglandins (PGE2), it is critical to have the proper balance of essential fatty acids. Without adequate amounts of both Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils in the diet, prostaglandin production will be reduced and problems may result.
The adrenal glands produce hydrocortisol, the major natural anti-inflammatory steroid in the body. Without enough circulating cortisol there may be a tendency to become easily inflamed.