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What is inflammation?

We’ve all experienced inflammation at some point in our lives. Following an injury or the onset of an infection, localised inflammation is part of our body’s natural immune response and healing process. However, chronic inflammation, where the immune response lingers, causing long term pain and potentially fatal damage to the body, is a growing hazard to public health. At present, scientific studies have suggested that, globally, 3 of 5 people die due to chronic diseases linked to inflammation.[1]

 

“Inflammation is the spark that ignites all disease in the body, including cancer.” - Ajay Goel - Director of the Centre of Translational Genomics and Oncology at Baylor University Medical Centre 

    How does inflammation affect us?

    The debilitating effects of chronic inflammation can afflict anyone, regardless of age, health or lifestyle. Common symptoms of chronic inflammation include fatigue, fever, mouth sores, rashes, abdominal pain, and chest pain. But now, science has linked chronic inflammation with the onset of a host of chronic diseases, including:

    • Heart Disease
    • Stroke
    • Cancer
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Diabetes
    • High Cholesterol
    • Arthritis

    The prevalence of diseases associated with chronic inflammation is anticipated to grow persistently over the next three decades. It’s no wonder then, that the World Health Organisation recently ranked chronic disease as the single greatest threat to human health.[2]

     Chronic inflammation or related conditions can occur at any time in our lives, and many common aspects of our modern lifestyles are now linked to the onset of various inflammatory disorders. These include:

    • Lack of sleep
    • Stress
    • Viruses (including Corona Virus)
    • Diet & Obesity
    • Smoking
    • Environmental toxins
    • Dysfunctional immune system

    Even ageing is categorised as an inflammatory condition! ‘Inflammageing’, defined by medical experts as an age-related increase in the levels of pro-inflammatory markers in the body, is a ‘strong risk factor’ in multiple diseases linked to chronic disability, frailty and premature death.[3] Some of these are:

    • Cardiovascular diseases
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Cancer
    • Depression
    • Dementia
    • Sarcopenia

    Chronic inflammation and conditions associated with it present a real and present threat to global public health; thankfully, current advances in health and wellness technology have allowed products such as ours to enter the fight to help prevent and ease chronic inflammation.

    How does Ascetia help to provide Immune Support?

    Current medical therapies for chronic inflammation are multitudinous, often very expensive and can carry a host of dangerous side effects.

    Many anti-inflammatory medicines work by suppressing the body’s immune system; so even though they can treat one problem, they also pose significant danger to a patient’s long-term health. One of the world’s most widely used anti-inflammatory medicines carries a warning label outlining a host of severe side effects, including lymphoma, skin cancer and leukaemia.

     Because of this, anti-inflammatory medicines are rarely administered until a disease has already presented and taken hold in a patient. This is where Ascetia’s innovative Transfer Factor technology can be of real benefit.

     Ascetia Antiflame and Antiflame-X represent a significant step forward in today’s health revolution. By pioneering Transfer Factor technology to regulate and recalibrate the immune system, Ascetia Antiflame not only helps to suppress and heal damage caused by chronic inflammation, but can also help to prevent conditions from manifesting in the first place.

    Learn More About Ascietia's Transfer Factor Technology here.

    References

    [1] Roma Pahwa; Amandeep Goyal; Pankaj Bansal; Ishwarlal Jialal, ‘Chronic Inflammation’, StatPearls, (2020), <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK493173/>.

    [2] World Health Organisation, ‘Report: Integrated chronic disease prevention and control’, <https://www.who.int/chp/about/integrated_cd/en/> [Accessed: January 2020].

    [3] Luigi Ferrucci, Elisa Fabbri, ‘Inflammageing: chronic inflammation in ageing, cardiovascular disease, and frailty’, Nature Reviews Cardiology, 15 (2018), 505–522.