Inflammation is a body’s immune response to infections, injuries or toxins. This response includes the release of antibodies and increased blood flow to the affected area. This typically lasts between a few hours to a few days and it is known as acute inflammation. Acute inflammation generally manifested as pain, redness, swelling and heat. Chronic inflammation is, however, different. It occurs when immune response lingers, possibly lasting for prolonged periods of several months to years. Acute inflammation typically has noticeable symptoms, while chronic inflammation symptoms are usually subtler and easily neglected. These may include body aches, chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, abdominal pain, chest pain and others.