Employee Wellness Programs Definition:
"For Inflammation"

Inflammation is the basic way your body reacts to injury, infection or irritation. In medical terminology, it is recognized as a non-specific immune response of human body.

In inflammation, the body releases specific chemicals and white body cells to protect you from foreign substances such as viruses and bacteria. However, sometimes the chemical substances and white body cells can also do some harm to your body's tissues.

When fighting against diseases, the body' immune system wrongly triggers an inflammatory response even when in absence of foreign bodies. This medical response is generally seen in autoimmune diseases when your body's immune system causes damage to its own tissues. The immune system of your body acts as if the tissues are abnormal; or infected by foreign organisms.

How Can Employee Wellness Programs Help Your Inflammation?

Some of the diseases that are generally associated with inflammation are arthritis. However, not all kinds of arthritis show symptoms of inflammation. Types of Arthritis, which are associated with symptoms of inflammation, are:

  • Shoulder tendinitis or bursitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatic
  • Gouty arthritis

What Are Common symptoms of Inflammation?

Other diseases that are similar to arthritis in nature (painful conditions of musculoskeletal system and joints) such as fibromyalgia, muscular neck pain, osteoarthritis and muscular low back pain do not show any symptoms of inflammation.

  • Swelling of joint which feels warm when touched
  • Redness
  • Joint stiffness
  • Joint Pain

Some of the uncommon symptoms that are associated with inflammation are:

  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of energy
  • Chills/Fever
  • Muscle stiffness

Diagnosis of inflammatory diseases are most likely associated with inflammation require careful evaluation. Complete physical examination and study of medical history.

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