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Chronic Inflammation Leading to Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)

How it happens and what can be done for relief. 

Acute inflammation which happens when we bruise an ankle, or fall and hurt a knee or arm, etc. etc. It usually involves pain and is short lived.

Chronic inflammation can last for weeks or even years. There are many reasons for this.

Food sensitivities cause chronic inflammation. Food intolerance as opposed to food allergy doesn’t cause an immediate reaction in your body. Instead, it creates low-grade chronic inflammation for years. Often a person with food intolerance is not unaware of this situation and continues to eat the foods that are giving those headaches, fatigue or joint pain, and compromises their immune system.

Another cause of chronic inflammation is insulin spikes (too much sugar and carbohydrates). When a person with a poor diet continues to consume the same diet, it creates chronic inflammation.

Toxins from what you ingest or breathe or chemicals you use for cleaning can cause chronic inflammation.

Chronic inflammation can come from various diseases. 

Whatever the cause, chronic inflammation can lead to the progressive destruction of connective tissue, making nerve fibers more vulnerable to compression injuries and infections. 

Joints can become inflamed and swollen and entrap nerves, causing damages and pain. 

Some neuropathies are caused by inflammation resulting from immune system activities rather than from direct damage by infectious organisms. 

These type of neuropathies can develop quickly or slowly, and chronic forms can exhibit a pattern of alternating remission and relapse. 

Guillain-Barré syndrome, can damage motor, sensory, and autonomic nerve fibers. Most people recover from this syndrome although severe cases can be life threatening. A side effect of this disease is neuropathy. 

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) usually damages sensory and motor nerves, leaving autonomic nerves intact. 

Multifocal motor neuropathy is a form of neuropathy that affects motor nerves exclusively; it may be chronic or acute.

Lyme Disease is an acute inflammatory condition that will cause nerve damage. 

There are many causes of inflammation which result in nerve damage.

What can be done for relief?

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