Inflammation is a normal and necessary process of self-protection in the body.
A series of destructive reactions
It is the body’s response to an infection, injury, or some other stimulus that the body perceives as harmful. The inflammatory response to injury is described as “a fire in your body you cannot see or feel”.
There are two types of inflammation, acute and chronic. The former is generally short-lived as a response to infection or injury. Chronic inflammation, however, is a more long-term response, which could last weeks, months or years.