Is inflammation speeding up your aging process?

November 9, 2020 Swedish Health Team


In this article:

  • Some inflammation is normal after an injury or infection.

  • Chronic inflammation can damage your cells and speed up aging. 

  • Providence providers recommend a variety of foods and spices to help prevent inflammation.

Many chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and obesity, worsen or become more likely 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 shows that when inflammation becomes chronic and lasts too long, it causes damage in 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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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

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