A 10-year Danish study reported that the more severe the inflammation from psoriasis, the higher the risk of cardiovascular disease. Similar studies have linked Rheumatoid arthritis with heart disease. I wonder if we should have Inflammation Clinics, that treat inflammation regardless of the cause. Especially if we can quiet inflammation with natural treatments that do not have side effects, we will likely improve circulation and immunity, which are crucial factors in most chronic degenerative diseases. This sounds like getting more toward controlling the basic mechanisms of disease rather than treating just the symptoms, along with the side effects that the drugs often contribute.
See Family Practice News, (click here)May 1, 2010, p. 14 referencing a poster presentation at the American College of Cardiology spring meeting, 2010.