This Blog Talks About:

  • Inflammation, with its pain and swelling, is the body’s natural response to an injury, allergy or infection.
  • Although short-term inflammation is beneficial for preventing infection, long-term inflammation is destructive and causes a number of unfavorable symptoms.
  • Dr. Virgil Stenberg of the Helen Foundation shares information from his book When Inflammation Becomes The Disease, and discusses how inflammation affects the body.

When you scrape a knee, burn skin, or bruise an arm, you will probably notice your wound will hurt, turn red, swell and might even bleed. This inflammation is your body’s natural response to the injury. It is the signal that it is fighting off possible infections. You can anticipate that it will last a short time before healing will begin.

Short-term inflammation is beneficial because it prevents infections from becoming troublesome. Long-term inflammation on the other hand is destructive and can manifest itself as troublesome, sometimes continuous pain, fatigue and other symptoms.

If you have long-term inflammation and your physician is unable to identify its cause, the physician will probably classify it as an arthritis or autoimmune disease and treat it accordingly.

Diseases with chronic inflammation include:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Asthma
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • and more!

Normally, your body releases extra cortisol in the blood a day or so after an injury to arrest the resultant short-term, beneficial inflammation. This extra cortisol prevents it from evolving into long-term destructive inflammation. When your body can’t produce the extra cortisol anymore, pain and destruction of long-term, destructive inflammation persists.

To combat this phenomenon, Dr. Virgil Stenberg of the Helen Foundation developed Microdose Therapy™, which is patient self-administration of 100% bio-identical cortisol tablets. This therapy teaches you to replace the missing extra cortisol when needed. In other words, you will be doing what the body wants to do but can no longer do it. More information on this occurrence and process can be found within the book When Inflammation Becomes The Disease. To learn more about inflammation and the body, or how Microdose Therapy™ can help, call 1-877-322-3685 to speak to a representative at the Helen Foundation!

Dr. Virgil Stenberg of the Helen Foundation developed Microdose Therapy™ to help those suffering from various inflammation diseases and debilitating conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Stenberg has helped thousands of patients reduce their pain, swelling, fatigue and immobility with Microdose Therapy™. For more information on Microdose Therapy™, or to schedule a consultation, please call 877-322-3685 or visit our “Contact Us” page. We look forward to hearing from you!

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.