Allergies are another common sign of chronic inflammation. If you suffer from seasonal or year-round allergies, you have probably wondered why they seem to affect you but not some of your friends or members of your family. It’s because people wit allergies have an immune system that is launching an immune response to harmless substances (like pollen), as if they are a threat to the body. This activates an immune response and causes that annoying persistent sneezing, mucus, and inflammation. The immune systems of your fortunate allergy-free friends is simply not perceiving those substances as harmful.
The body will provide a tone of subtle signs when someone starts to develop chronic inflammation, and this is where conventional medicine can sometimes fall short. Your doctor will be well aware of inflammation caused by infection or injury and fully recognize autoimmunity and autoimmune disease, but they don’t seem to pay much mind to the subtle signs of chronic inflammation. And if they do, they will prescribe a medication that will treat the symptoms and not the root cause.