What Is Chronic Inflammation?

Chronic inflammation is often referred to as the silent killer, as it can be a contributing factor to a variety of health problems, yet most people are unaware they have it.

The symptoms of chronic inflammation can be subtle and often overlooked – including fatigue, weight gain, headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, digestive issues, skin issues, and brain fog.

Inflammation can increase incrementally over time, without people realising the extent of the problem until the issue becomes more acute.

As the immune system produces low-grade inflammation as a response to stress, toxins, poor diet and other factors, most people are dealing with some form of low-grade inflammation.

Over time, chronic inflammation can lead to more serious health conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune disorders. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the symptoms and take action to address chronic inflammation as early as possible.

Dealing With Chronic Inflammation

Typically, people have a vague understanding of what chronic inflammation is and thus, they often don't realise it could be the cause of their symptoms.

While they may share their nagging symptoms with their doctor, standardised medical protocol is to focus on specific diseases rather than look for the dysfunctions and imbalances that may suggest suboptimal health, so when people are feeling the impact of chronic inflammation, their well-meaning doctor may not be telling them all the lifestyle changes they need to make straight away to get their inflammation levels down. 

If they are dealing with headaches or chronic pain, their doctor may prescribe medications just to help to manage the symptoms. Many people report still feeling poorly while on these medications which do nothing to address the inflammation and underlying imbalances that are causing it and are told they have to learn to live with it.

As a result, people feel unheard by their medical provider and are led to believe there isn't much they can do about it.

They may also suspect that they need additional testing or something is missing from their treatment plan, but can't seem to get answers even from multiple doctors or specialists.

Chronic inflammation is so common that it's one of the first areas we examine to get a clear baseline for your health.

We also examine the multiple causes of inflammation and don't make assumptions about its source.

Most people are aware that chronic inflammation can be a result of stress or their eating habits, but there are many other causes.  Poor sleep, exposure to environmental toxins (including mycotoxins like mould), and hormonal imbalances including hypothyroidism.

Other causes may include undiagnosed autoimmune conditions, food intolerances and gut dysbiosis including IBS, leaky gut, SIBO as well as other infections like candida.

Part of our protocol is to use functional medicine testing to identify inflammation markers such as CRP, iron levels, hormone testing, nutritional testing and GI tests to help identify the root cause of inflammation and guide personalised treatment strategies.

Following advanced lab tests and a detailed discussion of your symptoms and history, our team can map out an effective treatment plan that we will execute together with plenty of support and guidance for any lifestyle changes you'll want to make.

By addressing the underlying causes of inflammation, we can help our patients achieve optimal health, vitality and longevity.

To get started, please call the clinic on +44203 303 0237 to book in for your initial visit (£699 including comprehensive bloods). After your initial visit, if you would be a good candidate for our three month mastery programme we can arrange a complimentary call for you to learn more about this. Our in-depth approach creates lasting transformation.

Areas Served

London Bioidentical Hormones is a Virtual Practice in the United Kingdom and serves patients throughout the United Kingdom.

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