How does an inflammatory work?



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    Anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, aleve, aspirin, even steroids, interfere with the body’s immune system by decreasing the body’s response to injury or infection.  By decreasing the body’s natural response, which is to increase the body temperature, open blood vessels and rush nutrients, red and white blood cells, vitamins, etc. to the affected area, ant-inflammatories decrease the swelling and temperature thereby taking pressure off the tissues and nerves which then decreases the pain level.  The down side is, if you have an infection, your body has more trouble fighting it off if you take these medications for a long time, particularly steroids. Like most medications, taking more isn’t necessarily better. 

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