What is inflammation?
Inflammation refers to your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it, like infections, injuries, and toxins, in an attempt to heal itself.
When something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger a response from your immune system.
This response includes the release of antibodies and proteins, as well as increased blood flow to the damaged area. In the case of acute inflammation — like getting a cut on your knee or dealing with a cold — the whole process usually lasts for a few hours or a few days.
Chronic inflammation happens when this response lingers, leaving your body in a constant state of alert. Over time, chronic inflammation may have a negative impact on your tissues and organs. Some research Source suggests that chronic inflammation could also play a role in a range of conditions, from cancer to stroke.
Acute inflammation often causes noticeable symptoms, like pain, redness, or swelling. But chronic inflammation symptoms are usually much more subtle. This makes them easy to overlook.
Common symptoms of chronic inflammation include:
depression or anxiety
gastrointestinal complications (diarrhea or constipation)
These symptoms can range from mild to severe and last for several months or years.
Grounding or Earthing sheets can reduce inflammation in your body and help you get more energy as well as feel better.