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As you may or may not know, inflammation is the natural response that our bodies have to any intrusion, meaning it's an automated process that makes you cause pain to yourself. How does that work? Well, if there's anything in or on your body that shouldn't be there, there's a whole army of blood vessels, blood cells, and other substances to help you combat the issue by isolating the endangered spot. More than often, it's the reason behind your inflammation that has a worrisome nature and needs to be treated. If you have a blister on your hand, it's nothing to worry about, but if your liver has been hurting for a while, its time to see the doctor. While the following list will provide you with substantial inflammation treatment options, a lot of them will only work up to a certain point.

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1. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

NSAIDS easily claim first place because they are made for this purpose, although they are far from the optimal solution to inflammation. They work on the principle of ceasing the effect of the cyclooxygenase enzyme that produces the inflammation creating chemicals. In lack of this substance, the inflammation is usually painless, or the pain is significantly lowered. The commodity they offer doesn't come at a low cost, especially during long-term use. These medications can cause various destructive effects when overused, such as stomach ulcers, irreparable kidney damage, and potentially lethal hemorrhage. Those who have asthma should also avoid these drugs as much as possible.

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