Fighting Chronic Inflammation: Checking Your Blood For Inflammation Indicators

by | Aug 25, 2018 | Amanda Maucere


Checking your blood for inflammation indicators is something that you should be doing regularly if you are fighting chronic inflammation.
Inflammation is a process that can be helpful in many instances, such as fighting disease and healing wounds. However, when inflammation continues for long periods and becomes chronic inflammation, it can be extremely problematic.
Chronic inflammation is a common symptom of many lung diseases, and it is a symptom that needs to be monitored closely. The easiest way to monitor chronic inflammation in your body is by checking your blood for inflammation indicators regularly.

Checking Your Blood for Inflammation Indicators Is Helpful Only If You Know What The Indicators Are

For many people, checking your blood for inflammation indicators is very difficult because you may not know what the indicators are.
For lung disease patients monitoring chronic inflammation, there are two primary indicators of inflammation that you should be looking for in your blood test results. These two indicators are C-reactive protein (CRP) and Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c).
CRP is a molecule produced by your liver, and the amounts of it increase in response to inflammation in your body. Correspondingly, the levels of CRP in your blood will drop as inflammation improves. These reactions to inflammation make this indicator an important one to pay attention to when you’re trying to reduce inflammation.
A second important indicator of inflammation in your body is HbA1c. This molecule allows you to track your average blood sugar level over a three month period. This makes HbA1c an important inflammation indicator because high blood sugar levels tend to cause increases in inflammation.
This blood sugar related inflammation is caused by a molecule called advanced glycation end products (AGE), which is a damaging free radical. In lung condition patients especially, high blood sugar and the resulting high numbers of AGE molecules can lead to increases in inflammation. These inflammation increases in lung disease patients occur because of the high number of AGE receptors in lung tissues.
If you are a lung disease patient who is concerned with chronic inflammation in your body, checking your blood for inflammation indicators like CRP and HbA1c can be an important tool in your quest to reduce your inflammation.

The Lung Health Institute Advocates Checking Your Blood for Inflammation Indicators In Their Wellness Plan

At the Lung Health Institute, our team knows that chronic inflammation is a key symptom of many lung diseases and that reducing it is a priority. One way that you may be able to reduce your inflammation levels are treatments such as cellular therapy. However, it is also important that you are checking your blood for inflammation indicators to see if your reduction efforts are working. To help you monitor your inflammation indicators, several of our wellness plans offer in-home blood testing kits courtesy of EverlyWell. To find out more information about checking your blood for inflammation indicators, our wellness plans or cellular therapy, contact the Lung Health Institute now.

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