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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Can my c-reactive protein levels be what is making me ill?

Can my c-reactive protein levels be what is making me ill?

No: CRP is manifestation of an illness, like fever. CRP by itself does not make you sick, it is a marker for inflammation. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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C-reactive protein is 20.1. Dr said it's bad for my heart and puts me at risk for heart attack. If i had bad chest pain 20 years ago should I tell dr?

C-reactive protein is 20.1. Dr said it's bad for my heart and puts me at risk for heart attack. If i had bad chest pain 20 years ago should I tell dr?

See details: An episode of chest pain at age 20 which occurred 20 years ago means nothing. A cardiac CRP of that level does impart some risk but is only one of several factors. Lipids, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and family history are much more important. Get an opinion with a cardiologist to put all if this in perspective. ...Read more

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My last blood work showed my cystatin c level was 1.15 & c-reactive protein was 1.2. My doctor didn't even mention this. Should i be concerned?

My last blood work showed my cystatin c level was 1.15 & c-reactive protein  was 1.2. My doctor didn't even mention this. Should i be concerned?

The CRP of 1.2 is --: Within normal limits, while I am unsure what the other test is? Ask your pcp about it, but i presume he didn't say anything to you as they were normal. ...Read more

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Is it common to measure c-reactive protein in diagnosing majjor organ disease?

Not common...: The thing about c-reactive protein is that it's not too specific - meaning, if it's elevated, it could be elevated for a bunch of reasons: infection, inflammation, etc... And it doesn't tell you which organ system has the infection or inflammation. We measure it sometimes in the hospital, but it's not one of those i've seen regularly ordered by primary care physicians as an outpatient. ...Read more

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I recently got my blood report.I have c-reactive protein(c.R.P.) positive with 4.8 mg/dl & erythrocyte sedimentation rate 24 and packed cell volume 33?

Inflammation: You are anemic and have inflammation. Check 25-oh vit d level. Anemia could be due to iron deficiency if having heavy periods. That can make you more toxic to cadmium a pollutant that is activated by stress and increases cr-protein. Improve health with healthy food, supplements to prevent deficiency, a good night sleep, mild exercise through the day, and de-stress. See kelly mcgonigal's book. ...Read more

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I'm 65 years old, with heart disease in family history. What benefit from the high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test in physical exam?

I'm 65 years old, with heart disease in family history. What benefit from the  high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test in physical exam?

CRP test for hearts: Most experts agree that testing for highly sensitive CRP does not add much to the traditional assessment of cardiac risk factors. The main factors to pay attention to (in addition) to the family history are exercise, diet, blood pressure, cholesterol, daily aspirin, not smoking, relaxation, maintaining weight. The value for CRP has been for low risk patients with relatively low cholesterol. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain- 7wks, high c-reactive protein. Nothing found on abdominal ct, abdominal and vaginal ultrasounds. Colonoscopy ordered. Ideas?

Possibly: In a female, left lower quadrant pain could be a number of possibilities; colon - diverticulosis or diverticulitis, colitis, ovarian cysts, hernia, strained muscle, bladder related, adhesions if you have had prior surgery... Continue the workup. Sounds like your doctor is taking good care of you and ordering the proper tests! ...Read more