What Is Inflammation?

Inflammation is the body’s immunologic response to infection or injury. Redness, pain and swelling are symptoms of inflammation. Many foreign bodies also, known as allergens or irritants causes inflammation like virus and bacteria, an injury, chemicals or radiation.

When a foreign substance comes in contact with the cells, the immune cells get triggered and start releasing chemicals called inflammatory mediators like histamine. Inflammatory mediators dilate the blood vessels, which allows more blood to flow to the site of an injury and infection. Increased blood means larger number of white blood cells will be able to reach the site of the infection and more platelets and clotting factors will reach the site of injury.

Inflammatory mediators also irritate the nerve tissues due to which pain signals are sent to the brain. The pain in the inflamed site causes you to protect the affected area. Mucus glands also release more fluids during inflammation which causes swelling.

Inflammatory Diseases

Inflammations is the main symptom of many diseases. Sometimes the immune system attacks the healthy cells of the body and causes unnecessary inflammation. Common inflammatory diseases include:


Allergy is the inflammatory response of the immune system to a foreign substance that is not actually harmful to the body. Such substances are called allergens and they include certain types of food, pollen of various plants, dust and fur.


Asthma occurs when the immune system attacks the healthy cells of lungs and airways and causes inflammation. Swelling leads to constriction of airways and makes it difficult to breathe.

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases are those in which the immune system attacks the body cells mistakenly. There are several autoimmune diseases that cause inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis and Systematic lupus erythematosus.


Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. Mostly hepatitis is caused by a virus. But alcohol or drug abuse can also lead to hepatitis.

Get Best Medication for Inflammation

If you suffer from any sort of inflammation, your doctor will prescribe you a medication according to your condition and other factors like your age, weight and progression of your disease.

If you want to buy any sort of prescription medication for inflammation, instead of going all the way to your local pharmacy, just order your medication online from Pharmacy Planet UK. To place your order, go to our website and fill out the provided online prescription form and your medication will reach your desired location in just 2-3 working days.

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