A message to Practitioners
The fire is silent. If steps are not taken to to stop it, the fire will smolder for years, if not decades, eventually erupting into wide spread, chronic disease. That’s what makes it so dangerous.
The silent fire is inflammation which falls below the threshold of perceived pain. I can’t emphasize enough how strong the link is between silent inflammation and life-threatening chronic diseases. If your patient has high levels of silent inflammation in their body, even if they are not actively sick or in pain, it means that they simply cannot be well.
Ironically, inflammation is the life-saving component of the immune system, but inflammation also has a dark side if it isn’t turned off. Over the past 10 years and even before, study after study has pointed to myriad ways in which chronic inflammation does great harm to the body.
- It has a damaging effect on arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
- It results in common conditions like allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, diabetes and asthma.
- It destroys nerve cells in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
- It depresses the immune system and helps promote the formation of cancerous tumors.
- Inflammatory mediators orchestrate aspects of the acute and chronic inflammation that underlie diseases of many organs.
- A coordinated series of common effector mechanisms of inflammation contribute to tissue injury, oxidative stress, remodeling of the extracellular matrix, angiogenesis, and fibrosis in diverse target tissues.
In essence, silent inflammation is the polar opposite of wellness.
It lays the groundwork for chronic disease. In addition, it has become an epidemic in America, the affects of which have been evident with those battling Corona Virus.
The good news is that assessing a state of wellness by observing inflammation with thermography offers the opportunity to head off chronic disorders like heart disease or diabetes. This, of course, requires you and your patient to take action. First you need to find out whether your patient in a state of wellness or on the path to disease. What’s amazing, though, is that a person’s state of wellness can now be measured scientifically.
Blood tests can range from a simple CRP or specific Cardiac CRP, attempting to detect specific biomarkers which are often complex and may be able to reveal a measured level of silent inflammation.
Human beings are also infrared beings and a picture is always worth a thousand words to you and your patient. Highly sensitive medical infrared thermal imaging offers a clear, instant picture of your patient’s inflammatory responses. You and your patient will be able to recognize what areas the body is prioritizing. It is also very affordable and convenient, as it can be performed right in the office. Thermal imaging is also utilized as justification for further, more extensive testing.
Mastery of the inflammatory response will aid you as the physician to predict disease susceptibility, target and monitor therapies, and ultimately develop new approaches to the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases associated with aging, such as atherosclerosis.