Most degenerative diseases are driven by chronic inflammation. The old school of thought says inflammation represents the healing process. Yet when this inflammation becomes chronic, it manifests itself as a disease condition, now learn to manage it.
Research on inflammation today is no longer limited to studies carried out at the tissue levels but have gone way deeper into the nuclear level. Cell-signaling molecules have been identified which stimulate the genes that induce the expression of the COX enzyme which in turn induce inflammation.