Inflammation can be linked as the root cause of almost any ailment or illness a person has. It can lead to weight issues, fibromyalgia, hormone imbalance, thyroid issues, autoimmune problems, high blood pressure, and many more. Too many people are suffering with chronic fatigue, joint pain, headaches, diarrhea, and more. Our Englewood Chiropractors are here to help you prevent these issues from taking over your life.
INFLAMMATION – THE SILENT KILLER
In 2004, Time Magazine had an article titled “The Silent Killer” – the surprising link between inflammation and heart attacks, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Inflammation is called the “silent killer” because it is silent. Most of someone’s inflammation, they have no idea exists. When left undetected, this swelling in the body leads to most, if not all, of chronic health issues, fatigue, and pain.
So what is inflammation exactly? It is a normal response in the body, meaning it is a natural biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants, and is a protective response involving immune cells, blood vessels, and molecular mediators. Simply put, anything that doesn’t belong in your body, naturally, is considered harmful and your body must have an inflammatory response to repair and grow.
A major problem mentioned in the article, was that most doctors at that time did not understand what was causing the inflammation in their patients, and so no real treatment was being given other medications, many of which produce other negative side effects. This gap in understanding is the reason many continue to suffer with chronic pain and other diseases.
Inflammation can manifest differently in everyone so there is no “one size fits all” solution. In one person, failure to reduce inflammation results in high blood pressure; for another it’s weight gain; for another it’s fatigue. And because it’s different for everyone, it’s important to get a personal understanding of where the inflammation is coming from. At the EnVitality Wellness Center, we recommend first and foremost getting tested properly. Our team can guide you through that process and create a customized plan for you!
THE WELLNESS WAY AND SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS
You may be reading this today because you’re looking for answers. You feel like your doctor doesn’t understand what you are going through and neither do your family and friends. You’re tired of all the medications. For many of our patients, they had even given up hope of ever feeling better again. This is simply not ok with us!
Our clinic uses The Wellness Way approach to assess and treat your health care concerns. As a recognized Wellness Way affiliate, our holistic health center is driven to inform and educate the general public about the benefits and advantages of integrated healthcare and wellness. Perhaps you have experienced being examined by a doctor, having blood tests done, x-rays or other diagnostic tests taken, only for your doctor to report back that all your tests are normal. Yet you know that there is something wrong!
Unfortunately this experience is all too common. Most physicians are trained to look only in specific places for the answers, using the same familiar labs or diagnostic tests. Yet, many causes of illness cannot be found in these places. The usual tests do not look for food allergies, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, nutritional deficiencies and metabolic imbalances.
We use a variety of innovative testing techniques and procedures to help our patients prevent illness and recover from many chronic and difficult to treat conditions. Our clinicians are highly skilled in evaluating and assessing chronic problems such as fibromyalgia, fatigue syndromes, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, mood and behavior disorders, memory problems, heart disease, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, autism, and other chronic, complex conditions.
To understand what is causing your inflammation, you must get tested properly. The problem we see often is that most general tests do not test for inflammatory markers. The reason most doctors will not do in-depth testing because they are not applicable with current medical practices. One of the most telling and easiest tests you can take today to begin understanding your body and the sources of your inflammation in a food allergy test. Of course, there are always other tests that should be taken, and our team here at the EnVitality Wellness Center can help get you started immediately.