Under direct supervision of Dr. Mark B. Randolph, our specialists at Juventas in San Marcos, Texas offers an innovative plasma therapy that reduces chronic inflammation. The specialists at Juventas in San Marcos, Texas offer an innovative plasma exchange therapy that reduces chronic inflammation. Please contact our office or book an appointment online to learn more about how adding young plasma effectively eliminates substances that cause systemic inflammation.
Acute inflammation is part of the normal immune response after suffering an injury, or when you have an infection. Healthy acute inflammation is temporary, does its job in the healing process, then resolves.
Chronic inflammation is different: It’s not normal, and it poses a significant threat to your health. This type of inflammation may be caused by:
Diet, activity, and body weight also affect chronic inflammation. Being overweight, having high blood sugar, and a deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals are all associated with chronically elevated inflammatory markers.
Chronic inflammation gradually causes a change in the factors mediating the inflammation, and the types of cells at the inflamed site. As an example, reactive oxygen species (free radicals) become one of the primary mediators. The net result of the changes due to chronic inflammation is destruction of healthy tissue, cellular death, and scarring. As a result, it’s linked to an increased risk for:
As you get older, two changes occur: The incidence of chronic inflammation increases, while the immune system’s ability to fight inflammation and infection declines. This leads to imbalances that affect your ability to fight chronic disease.
Plasma therapy – when young plasma is added – can be used to fight systemic inflammation. The process can help promote a stronger immune system that fights inflammation.
Plasma therapy can be used to infuse albumin and other substances that may fight inflammation. Albumin binds with free oxygen radicals, which prevents them from damaging cells and causing inflammation. It can also bind with iron, effectively inhibiting inflammation caused by lipid peroxidation.
Specific ways that plasma therapy fights inflammation include:
Producing diverse anti-inflammatory effects, such as normalizing the ratio of helper lymphocytes into suppressor lymphocytes, which boosts anti-inflammatory activity.
Reducing levels of adipokines, which are proteins secreted by fat cells that induce inflammation.
Lowering levels of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, which is implicated in the migration of inflammatory cells.