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Acute phase Inflammation Response
(Necessary and appropriate
response to injury or infection)
Necessary for survival, ACUTE PHASE inflammation
is the body's immediate response to infection or injury -
occurs within minutes to hours
Mechanism of Acute Inflammatory
infections would go unchecked and wounds would never heal –
including those from trauma, surgery, burns;
the damage site becomes red, swollen and warm, with possible loss of function,
as healing mechanisms are initiated.
Repair the damage
- fibroblasts manufacture the extracellular
matrix (ECM) and collagen to repair damaged connective tissue
response is designed to work best in a well-nourished person with a mild to
moderate injury /infection over a short period of time.
Chronic Low-Level Inflammation
inflammation causes ongoing tissue damage and related problems, sometimes, but
not always, manifesting as pain)
When injury / infection
continues and/or the problem is not resolved within a few days, it
becomes a chronic inflammatory response
problems are felt almost immediately - such
as pain in joints, others “fester behind the scenes” unnoticed until
inflammatory damage reveals itself as a diagnosed health problem, such as a
heart attack, diabetes or asthma.
problems linked with chronic low-level inflammation