Inflammation's effect depends on what part of your body is inflamed. A cut often becomes inflamed as your body tries to prevent bacteria and viruses from infecting you. Inflammation in any part of your body can be painful and limit motion. If your joints are inflamed, you may develop arthritis. If your kidneys are inflamed, you may develop high blood pressure. Allergies, dermatitis, heart disease, osteoporosis, and many other conditions can also be related to inflammation.
- Q What effect does inflammation have on the body?
- Q How do chemicals in the body control inflammation?
- Q How can my lifestyle affect my risk for inflammation?
- Q What should I know to care for someone with inflammation?
- Q How can inflammation cause health problems?
- Q What does elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) mean?