Inflammations

Inflammations are complex reactions of the body to harmful stimuli such as infections, tissue damage or irritating substances. They can occur externally on the skin or internally in the body and serve as protective mechanisms and for healing. However, inflammation can also become chronic and represent a permanent health problem. A special case is silentinflammation, also known assilent inflammation, which sometimes causes no pain but can cause a variety of physical complaints.

This section shows some common inflammations that can affect people.

  • Tonsillitis

    In the case of tonsillitis, those affected experience a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. The treatment should also address the cause.

  • Gastritis

    Gastritis can cause severe stomach pain and requires a holistic approach.

  • Sinusitis

    In the case of sinusitis, dental causes should also be considered.

  • Silent Inflammation

    Silent inflammation refers to a silent, chronic inflammation in the body that can represent a permanent health burden.

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory, rheumatic disease that mainly affects the spine.

  • Conjunctivitis

    Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye and can have various causes.

  • Ulcerative Colitis

    Ulcerative colitis primarily affects the colon and inflammation typically starts in the rectum.

    Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease

    Crohn's disease typically affects the end of the small intestine and the beginning of the colon.

    Morbus Crohn

Acute Inflammation

Acute inflammation is usually painful and has some typical symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Overheating
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Restriction of function

In the case of acute inflammation, it is important to take it easy on the affected area and only put little strain on it. Careful cooling can also be helpful.

Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammations are persistent inflammations that exist over a long period of time and only cause a few local symptoms. Pain may be completely absent, so that chronic inflammation remains undetected for a long time.

The danger of chronic inflammation lies in the constant strain on the body, which can lead to a variety of physical symptoms:

  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Listlessness and depression
  • Joint problems such as arthrosis and arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Cancer

Chronic, hidden inflammations are also referred to as silent inflammation.This includes, for example, inflammation of the jaw, persistent inflammation in the intestines or hidden inflammation in the sinuses. To avoid lasting health effects, chronic inflammation should be diagnosed and professionally removed.

Inflammation in the body can pose an unnoticed danger and should be recognized and treated. An interdisciplinary approach with experienced therapists from different specialties can bring the best success.