Inflammation is easily recognized when in occurs after an injury such as hitting your finger with a hammer instead of the nail. The affected part soon becomes red, hot, swollen and painful. However global inflammation within the body can be harder to detect as the symptoms are less obvious. When it occurs in the digestive tract there may be bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel symptoms. In the joints there can be body stiffness, joint pain and fatigue. Low energy levels, skin eruptions can be a sign of inflammation as well.
How does one determine if they have inflammation in the body?
There are a number of ways to diagnose inflammation, including history, physical examination and blood work to name just a few.
Foods can both cause inflammation as well as treat it.
A holistic nutritionist such as a functional medicine practitioner can help
to diagnose and treat inflammation naturally.