Diseases and Chronic Inflammation

Many diseases are associated or linked to chronic inflammation, including the following.

Allergies. Allergies are associated with an increase in inflammatory cytokines, inducing autoimmune reactions.

Alzheimer’s disease. This is a complex disease marked by the destruction of brain cells due to inflammation.

Arthritis. Arthritis is characterized by elevated cytokines that destroy joint cartilage and synovial fluid.

Cancer. Cancer is known to be linked to chronic inflammation as well as many other causes.

Kidney failure. During this, inflammatory cytokines damage blood vessels and nephrons, tiny kidney tubules that excrete urine.

Psoriasis. Although psoriasis is fundamentally genetic in origin, it has a strong association with inflammatory cytokines that induce flareups of the dermatitis.