Is inflammation speeding up your aging process?

November 9, 2020 Swedish Health Team

Many chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and obesity, increase or become worse as we grow older. Inflammation often plays a key role in that process.

Inflammation is a normal part of your body’s response to infection or injury. Research indicates when inflammation becomes chronic and lasts too long, it causes damage to your body's cells and tissues. This can lead to health challenges that often grow more serious the older you get and even speed up the aging process.

Here’s a look at chronic inflammation and its impact on your health as you age.

 

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