What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is a natural biological process during which the immune system carries out certain reactions and sends signals to the proinflammatory and inflammatory mediators to encounter the pathogens. A classic example of inflammation is when you hit your arm and the region swells up, turning red and giving painful sensations. The acute inflammation can be considered a blessing in disguise as it can be treated or mostly heals up on its own. However, chronic inflammation is the real challenge to tackle. If it remains untreated, the person might end up with tumor formation, cancer, and diabetes.
Symptoms of Inflammation
There are 5 cardinal signs of inflammation:
- Calor (heat)
- Dolor (pain)
- Rubor (redness)
- Tumor (swelling)
- Functio laesa (loss of function)