[ in-fluh-mey-jing ]

Inflammaging refers to the phenomenon of chronic low-grade inflammation that occurs as a result of the aging process. It is characterized by a persistent, low-level activation of the immune system, leading to increased production of inflammatory molecules and a state of systemic inflammation. Inflammaging has been implicated in the development and progression of various age-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and neurodegenerative disorders like dementia. It is considered a key factor in the pathogenesis of these conditions, highlighting the importance of addressing and managing inflammation for overall health and well-being.