Inflammation is a normal – and much needed – bodily function. It’s the response of your immune system working to heal wounds and fight infection. The external signs of acute inflammation – local redness, heat, swelling and pain – indicate your body is increasing blood flow and bringing more inflammatory immune cells to places that need healing.
But sometimes the process can go into overdrive...
Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your health. If you are overweight, losing excess weight can curb inflammation in the body. It can also ease joint pain, increase your energy level and improve risk factors such as high cholesterol, elevated blood glucose (sugar) and high blood pressure.
A healthy diet provides your body with the nutrients it needs everyday while balancing your calorie intake for weight control. Without proper nutrition, your body is more prone to fatigue, infection and chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.
A diet based on nutrient-rich whole foods can also help ease the inflammation of hidradenitis suppurativa.