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Many chronic diseases are caused by systemic inflammation. A wide variety of illnesses has been successfully treated with Inflammation Therapy. 

Following is a partial list of the diseases and conditions (in alphabetical order) that may respond to Inflammation Therapy:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS / CFIDS / ME)
  • Chronic Lyme disease (borreliosis)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diabetes 
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia (FM)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Interstitial cystitis (IC)
  • Kidney stones
  • Löfgren's syndrome
  • Lupus erythematosis
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
  • Migraine headache
  • Morgellon's
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Prostatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud's syndrome/phenomenon
  • Reactive arthritis (Reiter syndrome)
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis (click here for detailed information)
  • Scleroderma
  • Sinusitis
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Uveitis
  • Vertigo

Autoimmune Disease

Some chronic diseases are thought to be due to autoimmunity. This is described as the failure of an organism to recognize its own constituent parts as self, which allows an immune response against its own cells and tissues. This facile explanation is incorrect.

Antibodies aren't the cause of chronic inflammation; they're a by-product of the inflammatory process. Autoantibodies result from an overactive adaptive immune system. When cell-wall-deficent (L-form) bacteria invade the phagocytes of the immune system, a cytokine release signals to B cells (and T cells) that something is wrong. The antibodies which are subsequently generated include some that attack human proteins, as well as target pathogens.

Some diseases considered to be 'autoimmune' have responded to Inflammation Therapy. Here is a list of autoimmune diseases.

Symptoms of Th1/Th17 inflammation

Signs of systemic inflammation include unexplained symptoms and/or abnormal:

  • blood pressure
  • pulse or heart rhythm
  • lab work (e.g., D-metabolites, hemoglobin, creatinine, C-RP, TSH, sed rate, etc.)
  • tests (e.g., pulmonary function, bone scan) 
  • imaging (e.g. x-rays, MRI, CT scan).

Diagnostic tests

To determine if signs or symptoms are due to a chronic inflammatory process, doctors should assess BOTH forms of vitamin D which is a secosteroid hormone that modulates the immune system. 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin-D (the active form) is elevated by systemic inflammation. 25-dihyroxyvitamin-D (the form that is usually measured to determine vitamin D deficiency) may be low, depending on the amount of vitamin D supplementation. See Diagnostic Tests.

When a physician determines that chronic disease or symptoms may be related to chronic inflammation, he or she may decide to utilize a trial of Inflammation Therapy. See Overview of Inflammation Therapy.

If these D-metabolites tests are inconclusive, Inflammation Therapy may be instituted as a therapeutic probe to determine if it will be effective. See Therapeutic Probe.