Inflammation and autoimmune diseases
Apart from successfully combating inflammatory bowel disease conditions like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, Anti-TNF therapies are widely used for the treatment of inflammatory arthritis that affects millions of people around the world. In order to know what arthritis related inflammation is, one has to gather a fair share of idea about various inflammations, and how to identify the good and the bad inflammation. A bacterial or virus invasion is soon identified by the body, and subsequently, the immune system recognises the possible dangers, thus triggering a response or the inflammation, which is intended to protect the tissues, along with averting the impacts of the intrusion from foreign bodies and harmful agents. Physical indications of inflammation include redness, swelling and heat, which indicates that the immune system is functioning in the proper manner. However, when the invasion ceases and the damaged part of the body repairs itself, along with clearing the debris, the system gets back to normalcy, and the immune system continues to start protecting the body from further invasions. Though this is the normal functioning of the immune system, the entire processes gets messed up in those who suffer from autoimmune diseases. This illnesses brings in a condition of blurriness, when the immune system fails to recognise the difference between a friend and a foe, the reason why it dangerously attacks both the harmful bacteria as well as the useful ones and food particles with equal vengeance, thereby triggering unnatural and utmost dangerous inflammation. This unsafe confusion to identify the true identity of the real enemy is the key causative factor that triggers diseases like IBD and rheumatoid arthritis. Adding to the woe of mistaken identity is a few other commonly detected reasons like genetic and environmental factors, as they hamper the normal functions of the immune system.
Though inflammatory bowel disease is not as harmful and fatal as cancers and tumours, this autoimmune disease can be life threatening if time-bound treatment for inflammatory bowel disease fails to help IBD patients achieve deep remission or symptom-free phase to regain overall health and wellness. Apart from triggering acute inflammation in the digestive tract, inflammatory bowel disease conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis might also result in various other symptoms like severe diarrhoea, abdominal pain, cramps, fatigue, vomiting, nausea, as well as sudden and unnatural weight loss. Unlike other disease conditions that gradually deteriorate from bad to worst in a quick pace, inflammatory bowel disease conditions trigger both debilitating flare-ups that worsen the health condition of the patient and intermittent stages of remission or no-symptom stage. If patients fail to take the aid of expert, life-threatening complications and aggravation of the symptoms might soon follow, leading to rectal bleeding, abscesses, and fistulas.
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Contributed by Daniel Disusa.
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