Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Inflamation Helps Wounds Heal

Inflammation is usually considered bad, and to be reduced at all times. New research shows that it can actually help a wound to heal faster:

Surprise: Scientists Discover That Inflammation Helps to Heal Wounds
ScienceDaily (Oct. 5, 2010) — A new research study published in The FASEB Journal may change how sports injuries involving muscle tissue are treated, as well as how much patient monitoring is necessary when potent anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed for a long time. That's because the study shows for the first time that inflammation actually helps to heal damaged muscle tissue, turning conventional wisdom on its head that inflammation must be largely controlled to encourage healing.
The right balance needs to be found, but this suggests another instance where allowing the body's natural systems to function is better than impeding them.

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