Inflammation Specialist

BioLounge

Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine located in Portland, OR

Inflammation is your body’s natural defense mechanism against infection, but it can be detrimental to your health if it becomes chronic. At BioLounge in Portland, Oregon, the team aims to identify the root cause of your inflammation before creating a personalized treatment plan. Rather than relying on medication, the team uses holistic solutions, such as nutrition, IV therapy, supplements, and more, to significantly reduce inflammation. Schedule an appointment with the team by calling BioLounge or by booking a visit online today.

Inflammation Q & A

What is inflammation?

Inflammation is your body’s response to injury, infection, and illness. To protect itself against damage, your body quickly increases its own production of cytokines, immune cells, and white blood cells.

Though helpful in times of illness, inflammation can also occur when you’re showing no symptoms of an infection or injury. Chronic inflammation puts your body at risk of damage, increasing your chances of diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.

What causes inflammation?

Many medical conditions, lifestyle factors, and dietary habits can trigger your body’s inflammatory response, such as:

Sugar

A diet high in sugar and high-fructose corn syrup promotes inflammation in your body. It can also lead to insulin resistance, obesity, and even diabetes.

Refined carbohydrates

Experts recommend limiting your intake of refined carbs, such as white bread and junk food, to reduce inflammation and maintain a healthy weight.

Alcohol

Not only does alcohol promote inflammation in the intestines, but it can also limit your body’s ability to control inflammation levels.

Lack of exercise

Regular exercise — at least 30 minutes per day, five days a week — helps keep inflammation at bay.

Underlying health conditions

Certain health conditions, such as arthritis, periodontitis (advanced gum disease), and Crohn’s disease, directly contribute to your body’s inflammatory response.

How do I know if I have inflammation?

The signs and symptoms of inflammation vary from person-to-person and often depend on the underlying cause of your body’s inflammatory response. However, some of the telltale signs of inflammation in the body include:

  • Fatigue/low energy
  • Stiff joints
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Digestive issues
  • Muscle pain

For many people, chronic inflammation can manifest in flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills, and loss of appetite.

How is inflammation treated?

BioLounge has comprehensive testing and diagnostic services to identify the cause of your body’s inflammation. Once they find out why you’re struggling with inflammation, the team can create a personalized treatment plan for you. Some of the most common services the team recommends to fight inflammation include:

IV therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy injects vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream for quick, effective results. An IV of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, can help boost immunity while detoxifying your body.

Nutrition

A diet high in fatty fish, leafy greens, healthy fats, lean protein, and bright vegetables help fight inflammation and can even reduce chronic pain.

Supplements

The BioLounge team offers a variety of supplements, such as fish oil, to detoxify the body and reduce inflammation.

Food sensitivity testing

In many cases of inflammation, your body may be sensitive to a certain type of food. The team can perform a food sensitivity screening to determine which foods you can avoid to reduce and prevent inflammation in the future.

For a personalized plan to fight inflammation, call BioLounge, or schedule a visit online today.

*Individual results may vary.