Fatty acid testing refers to a biochemical/medical test or diagnostic tool that measures the concentration/composition of fatty acids in your body. These fatty acid molecules play a vital role in a variety of physiological processes that may play a significant role in health problems like chronic inflammation, for example. For more information on how you may benefit from this specialized testing, contact Dr. Kim Maycock or a member of the Gillette, WY-based Chiropractic Wellness Center staff.
Why Fatty Acid Testing is Important?
This type of biochemical test measures the levels of fatty acids – i.e., Omega 3 in your body, which offers valuable insights into your current health and the ways to help better manage them.
When your immune system is working properly, acute inflammation is one of its primary defense mechanisms to combat germs and other invaders/irritants. However, when inflammation becomes chronic and severe, it has the potential to develop into a more serious inflammatory condition or disorder – i.e., psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. If left untreated, chronic and unchecked inflammation can begin to attack its own cells by mistake – which is essentially the source of autoimmune disorders.
Typical signs of persistent inflammation vary from person to person and depend on the exact cause of inflammation. If systemic, the symptoms may include an overall ill feeling, fatigue, and even a fever. If the inflammation is confined to a specific area, it may manifest as redness, tenderness, and swelling.
Why Omega 3 Fatty Acids Matter?
Omega 3 fatty acids help to optimize cell function and heart health. These fatty acids also help to support a variety of other important bodily functions. While diets that include fish and certain vegetables, fruits, and plant oils are rich in these Omega fats, upwards of 95% of people across the globe fail to take in the daily recommended amount of Omega 3 fatty acids.
This is one of the fundamental reasons why Dr. Maycock advocates for the Endflame - Chaos Cure – a program that allows you to manage inflammation at the cellular level, which, along with routine chiropractic adjustments, helps improve your overall health.
Contact a Leading Gillette, WY Chiropractor for a Consultation Today
If you have specific questions about fatty acid testing or how it may benefit you and your health, contact Dr. Maycock or a member of the Chiropractic Wellness Center staff at 307-682-4000 or online. We are always happy to help you feel your best.