Chronic inflammation can be unpredictable – depending on the patient, it can last for days, months, or even years with no warning signs. This type of inflammation results from a viral or microbial infection. It can also stem from common allergens, such as pollen. Chronic inflammation can damage the body’s tissues, replacing healthy ones with fibrous ones, and causes the body to fail at eliminating what triggered the initial inflammation. Here are some ways to help reduce your risk of developing chronic inflammation.