Treating Chronic Inflammation
At Angeles Hospital Functional Oncology Center
The symptoms and complications that come after, are related to the level of inflammation. Some examples of an intense chronic inflammation (chronic diseases such as cancer) are: lymph node growth, clot formation, vascular alterations, and examples from low chronic inflammation (wound) complications is: pain.
To treat chronic inflammation, most doctors use a medicine called Dexamethasone, a very potent anti-inflammatory drug. However, our medical team prefers not to use it, to avoid the side effects: irritation to gastric mucosa and it suppresses the immune response, putting the patient at even more risk. In some cases, leading to the need to perform prophylactic interventions with the use of antibiotics. On the other hand, this drug generates metabolic alterations as an undesired side effect, resulting in alterations in blood sugar levels, requiring in some cases medical management.
Another challenge we see with the use of anti-inflammatory drugs is; its high irritability to the gastric mucosa, where prolonged use of these drugs forces us to take preventive measures to protect the integrity of the digestive system.