Chronic inflammation is one of the many conditions we treat with holistic health services
Inflammation in your body can be both good and bad. It is a defense mechanism to protect our bodies however, excessive inflammation can lead to health problems and should be reduced.
Inflammation is the Symptom
Inflammation is a symptom of another health condition. It is part of the disease process of many conditions (ex: Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes,…).
What is Inflammation?
Acute inflammation is your body’s response to a sudden injury – inflammation is part of the healing process.
Chronic inflammation is when your body activates your immune system and continues to send inflammatory cells even when you are not sick or injured.
Measuring and Diagnosing Causes of Chronic Inflammation
Chronic inflammation can be easily measured with advanced testing that assesses your inflammatory state and cardiovascular risk. Monitoring your inflammatory status may allow you to catch the beginning, or even treat advanced stages of inflammation, in an effort to reduce your cardiovascular risk. Your diet can be a major part of this process and you might not even realize that inflammation is occurring.
Cleveland HeartLab offers unique inflammation testing which provides additional and complementary insight into cardiovascular risk beyond cholesterol testing alone. Our inflammation testing consists of simple blood and urine biomarkers that identify inflammatory risk across a risk spectrum. This additional information allows for targeted treatment to reduce risk over one’s lifetime.
Lab Testing is used to assess a patient’s biomarker profile. Test results might show lifestyle concerns (F2-IsoPs, OxLDL), the development of metabolic or cardiovascular disease (ADMA/SDMA, Microalbumin, hsCRP), the formation of vulnerable plaque, and increased risk for an adverse cardiovascular event (Lp-PLA2 Activity, MPO). Click Here for a Sample Report
Treating Chronic Inflammation Naturally
You may decrease chronic inflammation with holistic remedies and by developing healthy lifestyle habits. An initial consultation and follow-up visits can be held via a TeleHealth call. During the consultations, Dr. Beth will discuss your goals, your lifestyle, and your lab results. The recommendations may include changes to your diet, overall nutrition, your lifestyle, stress management techniques, and other holistic remedies such as acupuncture.