What is inflammation?

Inflammation is your body's natural response to injury or infection. It is characterized by redness, heat, pain, swelling, and loss of function.

When tissues in your body are damaged, your immune system releases chemicals that trigger a cascade of events:

In the short-term, inflammation is protective. It's your body's attempt to remove harmful stimuli and initiate the healing process.

However, if inflammation persists or dysregulation occurs, it can damage tissues over time and contribute to the development of chronic diseases like:

Fortunately, you can take steps to reduce harmful inflammation through a healthy lifestyle:

At Optimized Hormones, we help patients analyze their inflammatory markers through advanced testing. Our expert physicians then create customized treatment plans involving hormone optimization, nutrition planning, and lifestyle changes to lower inflammation and improve health from the inside out. We accept most major insurance plans.

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