What is chronic inflammation?

Inflammation comes from the Latin word inflammare, which means to set on fire. Chronic inflammation refers to a state of chronic irritation in which chemical mediators of inflammation are being released in the body that can trigger certain cellular responses at the tissue level.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Chronic inflammation has been linked to diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and asthma. Find out more as Dr. Oz talks about the causes of chronic inflammation in this video.

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