suppurative inflammation

Treating Suppurative Inflammation with Natural Sources

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Suppurative inflammation or lymphocytic inflammation is one of the more complex forms of inflammation responsible for causing harm in the human body. The term “suppurative” refers to the production of excessive amounts of pus in an inflamed area. Examples of such a condition can occur in arthritis, appendicitis, gingivitis, hepatitis, encephalitis, nephritis, and many other cases.

Suppuration occurs during the liquefaction of necrotic tissue, which prompts the formation of pus. Often, this condition is a result of pyogenic organisms like gonococci, streptococci, and staphylococci, among others. These organisms promote necrosis of the tissue, with further release of leucotaxin, which is chemotactic. 

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Some pyogenic organisms will also produce coagulase enzymes which assist with localizing the inflammation. Other organisms produce hyaluronidase enzyme which enhances the spread of the inflammatory process by liquifying the fibrous tissue. 

Treatment for Suppurative Inflammation 

Suppurative inflammation can occur in both chronic and acute cases. Its treatment will depend on the nature of the condition, and the location of the inflammation. In cases such as an abscess, the treatment will often begin with the cleaning and removal of affected tissue and the produced pus. 

The common response to inflammatory conditions, such as suppurative inflammation, is the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which help to counteract the enzyme contributing to inflammation. NSAIDS can have adverse effects when used for long-term treatment, however. 

Another option is the use of corticosteroids, which can help to manage a range of conditions, including hepatitis, arthritis, and other conditions affected by suppurative inflammation. These substances can be offered in different formats, like creams, injections, and pills. However, long-term use of corticosteroids prompt adverse effects in many cases, including the potential for chronic inflammatory diseases. 


Natural Treatments for Inflammation

In cases of inflammation, natural treatments are becoming increasingly appealing as alternative or supplementary therapies. Ganoderma lucidum, or Reishi,  is a medicinal mushroom with a particularly high number of positive results available for the treatment of inflammation. Acute inflammation is the result of complex signal transduction pathways responsible for healing and protecting the body. 

Acute cases of high inflammation and chronic inflammation can cause a series of negative side effects, as well as a poor quality of life. Reishi can assist with the inflammation response, by modulating the immune system. By adjusting the performance of the immune system to reduce the risk of unnecessary inflammation, Ganoderma lucidum can reduce the side effects of suppurative inflammation naturally. 

Studies further reveal that this mushroom can alter the inflammation pathways in the white blood cells of the body, reducing the risk of excessive inflammation as a response to certain conditions in the future. Combined with Reishi’s status as an adaptogen and antioxidant, its anti-inflammatory benefits make it a powerful supplement for the treatment of inflammation-focused diseases. 

The antioxidant status of Ganoderma lucidum demonstrates that the fungus can significantly improve the body’s ability to fight back against free radicals and other causes of internal damage. Additionally, the adaptogenic nature of the mushroom means that its bio-active compounds can effectively adapt to the needs of each patient. 

Unlike many alternative treatments for suppurative inflammation and chronic inflammatory conditions, Reishi comes with no negative side effects, provided that the right extraction process and treatment plan is offered. 

Ganoderma lucidum for Fighting Suppurative Inflammation

Studies into Ganoderma lucidum and its inflammation-reducing effects demonstrate that this medicinal mushroom can deliver the best results when the highest number of bioactive compounds are preserved. Research from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology reveal that enhancing the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of this mushroom require optimal and accurate  conditions in the production process. 

Practitioners recommending or offering natural treatment options for suppurative inflammation to patients such as Ganoderma lucidum should ensure that the correct extraction methods are used to maintain the highest percentage of beneficial compounds. When dried with hot air at the correct temperatures, Ganoderma lucidum extract can have a significant impact on inflammation-induced keratinocytes, suppressing all forms of inflammation

The benefit of treatment given in the form of a medicinal mushroom extract nutraceutical is that patients can ensure they’re getting an extra help for managing their symptoms that it’s totally safe and matching with the conventional medical approach. 

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Hania is a Mycotherapy specialist with an extensive background in the Natural Medicine field. She is qualified Naturopath, master coach, a life alignment healer and teacher, and she has worked with thousands of clients for many years as a traditional Chinese medicine acupuncturist, wellness consultant, and healer. She has developed a passion for food as medicine, functional plants and mushrooms. After years of clinical practice in acupuncture in London, Melbourne and the South East Asia, Hania returned to the UK where she works as a Mycotherapy specialist and coach.