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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Inflammation allows the body to heal itself

Here's another definition that was to be added to the Vitamin Stuff dictionary. However, this is also, like Creatine, a duplication, i.e. I failed to realize that the definition had previously been written. Never one to waste good, even if redundant material, here's some information on "inflammation".

Inflammation is the way the body responds to foreign substances, irritation, infection, bacteria, viruses and other injuries. During inflammation, white blood cells and chemicals are released into the blood and affected tissues in order protect the body. This release of chemicals cause the signs of inflammation, such as redness, swelling, warmth, irritation, joint stiffness and pain.

Inflammation may also be accompanied by headaches, muscle stiffness, fever, chills and loss of energy. Inflammation is a mechanism that allows the body to heal itself.

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