Inflammation may be a process by which your body's white blood cells and therefore the things they create protect you from infection from outside invaders, like bacteria and viruses. But in some diseases, like arthritis, your body's defence system -- your system -- triggers inflammation when there are not any invaders to repel . In these autoimmune diseases, your system acts as if regular tissues are infected or somehow unusual, causing damage. Inflammation Types Inflammation are often either short-lived (acute) or long-lasting (chronic). Acute inflammation goes away within hours or days. Chronic inflammation can last months or years, even after the primary trigger is gone. Conditions linked to chronic inflammation include:   •           Cancer •          Heart disease •            Diabetes •       Asthma •         Alzheimer’s disease •          Inflammation and Arthritis some sorts of arthritis are the results of inflammation, such as: •         Rheumatoid arthritis •            Psoriatic arthritis •     Gouty arthritis Other painful conditions of the joints and system which will not be associated with inflammation include osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, muscular low back pain, and muscular neck pain. What Are the Symptoms of Inflammation? Symptoms of inflammation include: •            Redness •        A swollen joint which will be consider the touch •   Joint pain •            Joint stiffness •           A joint that doesn’t work as well as it should •         Often, you’ll have only a few of these symptoms. Inflammation may also cause flu-like symptoms including: •     Fever • Chills •            Fatigue/loss of energy •         Headaches •    Loss of appetite •         Muscle stiffness

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