Infections occur when the body is invaded by a foreign disease-causing agent, whether a bacteria, virus or other parasites. While the body’s natural host defense response typically is quite effective in fighting off such invasions, occasionally these infections evade the immune system and can worsen and persist, qualifying them as chronic infections.
The consequences of persistent infections potentially include increased morbidity and mortality from the infection itself as well as an increased risk of dissemination of disease. Eradication of persistent infections is difficult, often requiring prolonged or repeated courses of various treatments.
If you believe you may be suffering from a chronic infection, contact WholeHealth with locations in Provo and West Jordan, Utah, today, or schedule an appointment online.