Inflammatory disorders: Overview

Inflammatory disorders are those that cause inflammation within the body. There are various types of anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. steroids, corticosteroids, NSAIDs, etc.) available to treat varying severities of inflammation. Many types of inflammation can affect various parts of the body, mostly with medical names ending in the suffix “itis” (e.g. hepatitis for liver inflammation, mastitis for breast inflammation, and so on). There are also disorders that cause widespread inflammation in different parts of the body. Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation of many joints. Giant cell arteritis causes inflammation of the arterial blood vessels. Many other types of autoimmune diseases cause systemic inflammation of certain body cells. Read more about: Inflammation

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