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C Reactive Protein And Accutane
Hold on!: Hs-c-reactive protein is a marker associated with vascular inflammation and is a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Proof of causality, though, is a bit more problematic, though intriguing: google "jupiter trial". All statins lower hs-crp to some degree, but also independently reduce cardiovascular risk, so separating out the impact of lowering CRP alone is difficult & remains controversial. ...Read more
It goes up: Inflamation or infection can raise crp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not very: It's a recognized risk factor of limited clinical utility. In patients who are otherwise healthy with no evidence of atherosclerosis and in whom the estimated 10 year risk of an event is in the range of 7.5%, it can help determine if that individual should receive a statin. Beyond that limited role, it's not helpful. ...Read more
I don't think so: As a pathologist, I don't believe that working up an isolated mildly-elevated C-reactive protein value in the absence of other evidence of atherosclerosis risk ever saved a life or made anybody healthier. Many healthy folks run high just on normal biological variability. You might take a stress test, but nobody's going to give you an angiogram or surgery. It's just one piece of information. ...Read more
More info needed: I'd like to help, but there are at least a hundred separate medical conditions that could cause these lab test abnormalities. It's not unlike asking the cause of a fever. The likely causes will depend on other symptoms, physical exam by a health professional, and other lab tests. If you're not under a doctor's care, call for an appointment ASAP. Some possible causes are serious. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: This SGPT level, depending on the lab and your age, may not even be above the reference range. C-reactive protein often means nothing at all that anyone can figure out. How do you FEEL? Was you SGOT / AST up? Reference ranges are set, as you know, so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. There may not be any reason to be concerned. What did your physician say? ...Read more
No: CRP reflects inflammation in the blood, to lower it you first need to find out what is making it go up. Causes include infection, cancer, inflammatory disease, or heart disease. The underlying problem needs to be addressed, not a lab test. The CRP is a notice that there is a problem but does not necessarily tell you wheat is wrong. Think of it like a sore knee, many things can cause it. ...Read more
My c reactive protein high 29.9....what can I do to lower that no. What supplements or medications help...thanks?
For a 35 c-reactive protein count and high neutrophils together, could that indicate any type of illness or disease?
Yes: Likely some type of inflamation, causes are many. ...Read more
Had C-reactive protein blood test. It shows my level is 1.55 (normal is anything under .80). Is mine considered really high??
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you did not provide the units of the result, however, it does not seem too high. See this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/c-reactive-protein/basics/definition/PRC-20014480 ...Read more
C reactive protein really high 61.7mg/l. normal range should be >.05. What is this caused from. also, high ddimer. Im so scared.
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the information you provided suggests inflammation, not necessarily infection. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you and you should consult the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
Blood rest results came back showing a high c-reactive protein of 39.96... How is this possible? What could it mean? What should I do next?
Elevated CRP is an indication of inflammation. Your doctor who ordered the test would have more information; all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. See this site for more information, and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/c-reactive-protein-crp. ...Read more
Got C Reactive protein=3.6mg/l. What does it signify and what can I do to lower it. I have endometriosis.also ALT is 64 u/l. Very scared?
Take it easy.: As a pathologist, isolated high crps do not worry me. You do need to be evaluated for possible ca uses of high alt. Rule our alcohol, Jed allergy, hepatitis b or c, hemochromatosis Wilson, autoimmune hep, others. It may just be your body asking for a fitness focused lifestyle. ...Read more
29 yo. Positive c reactive protein. They've diagnosis me with ra. Can this diagnosis be wrong? I've tried the medicine, but had no response.
Good question: Ra is diagnosed primarily by what your symptoms are. Typically, RA patients have pain in small and large joints on both side of your body. Not all the joints need to be symptomatic at once. 30 min to 1 hour of joint morning stiffness is typically present. The labssuch as crp, rf, ccp, ESR, may or may not help. If you have ra, it often takes a while to find the right medication or combo to work. ...Read more
Does a high c reactive protein level mess with your metabolosm? I eat between 800 & 1000 calories/day and exercise 4 days /week and gain weight.
May be other causes: Are you also suffering from fatigue, heat/cold intolerance, skin changes, etc. If yes to any of these, you may want to ask your doctor to check your thyroid function or look for other causes. The CRP measures inflammation and may be indicative, not the cause, of other issues. ...Read more
C-Reactive Protein is high at 8.4 mg/L (range 0.0 – 4.9). Does this require follow-up or is it not high enough to warrant concern? No infections.
Need evaluation: Elevated C-reactive protein is one of the markers for risk of heart disease. You may wish to consult a cardiologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Is where I work: You should get information with the test value that gives you the normal range for a given test at a specific lab--they can vary depending on test methods used. However, that is a relatively low #, so would be normal with the ranges I work with. Can always ask the ordering provider if concerned. ...Read more
Nothing by itself: This is "average risk" if your test was ordered to assess your risk for atherosclerosis, and it's lower than usual in certain of the serious inflammatory diseases. I'm a lab specialist. Although I'm glad you find labs interesting and are health-conscious, I'd urge you to focus on fitness and a sensible lifestyle rather than concerning yourself overly much with "risks" reflected in lab tests. ...Read more
No it is high : It is high and it can be high due to inflammation in any part of body. There is a more sensitive CRP test called high sensitivity c reactive protein(hs -c reactive)assay which determines the persons high risk for heart disease. Discuss with your doctor which test was ordered for you. You are 78 years old and if it is high sensitivity test you should be on Aspirin and/or statins. But we can not recomme. ...Read more
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