Chronic Tissue Inflammation – Alleviate the Pain!

Why Do I Hurt? Understanding the Game of Inflammation – by Dr. Thomas Parkes; BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Yardly, PA Patients often come into our office complaining of aches and pains. When asking what was it that caused the pain, often times a patient won’t mention a specific incident. However, they’ll usually say,” Nothing specifically happened, I just always feel achy all over”. These patients are often suffering from chronic tissue inflammation. There is no blood test for this pain, but the patient is acutely aware of its existence. For decades, medical researchers have tried to figure out more effective ways to diminish pain without causing unwanted side effects. Even cancer patients who are in the end stage of life are given morphine, a drug that was used even during the Civil War times. There has even been talk recently about the use of medical marijuana for pain control. The most powerful pain reliever, corticosteroids, are effective, but they knock out all eicosanoids, both good anti-inflammatory and bad pro-inflammatory, all at the same time. They can also have severe side effects, including an impaired immune system and diabetes. The same problem exists with aspirin and non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs. They knock out all of the good anti-inflammatory eicosanoids, though at a slower rate than corticosteroids. All these drugs work by inhibiting the action of enzymes that make “bad eicosanoids.” Is there an alternative approach to help alleviate pain associated with chronic tissue inflammation? Yes! By taking ultra-refined fish oil every day, this will actually reduce the building blocks (arachidonic acid) necessary to make the same bad eicosanoids. These...

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