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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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What is the importance of c-reactive protein?

What is the importance of c-reactive protein?

Indicator of : Inflammation. C-reactive protein is one of the acute phase reactants and increases in many conditions with inflammation, including infections. High sensitivity CRP tests are used as a marker for risk of cardiac disease. ...Read more

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What is the impact of high c-reactive protein?

What is the impact of high c-reactive protein?

Marker of : Inflammation. Elevated CRP is an indicator of inflammation, including that due to infections. High sensitivity CRP test is used to assess risk of cardiac disease. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for high c-reactive protein?

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

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So will a c-reactive protein test show if I have an infection?

So will a c-reactive protein test show if I have an infection?

Inflammation: C-reactive protein is elevated if there is inflammation due to any cause, including infection. The test is not specific for infection. ...Read more

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The value of c reactive protein in cardio vascular evaluation?

The value of c reactive protein in cardio vascular evaluation?

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

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I had a c reactive protein blood test of 45 is this unusually high?

I had a c reactive protein blood test of 45 is this unusually high?

It is high: But remember this is very nonspecific for any type of inflammation. Infections, autoimmune diseases, cancers and other assorted problems can cause this. The is difficult to interpret without knowing more about why the test was done. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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C reactive protein is 29.9.(high)...do I need to see a cardiologist.??

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

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Why and What causes your liver to increase output of C reactive protein?

Why and What causes your liver to increase output of C reactive protein?

Inflammation!: CRP is a surrogate marker for inflammation! High levels increase for heart disease whatever the cause! ...Read more

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What is wrong. My Sedimentation rate is 58.0 a my c reactive protein is 3.6?

What is wrong. My Sedimentation rate is 58.0 a my c reactive protein is 3.6?

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

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Is it possible to have a high c-reactive protein without having an infection?

Is it possible to have a high c-reactive protein without having an infection?

Yes: CRP general is a measure of inflammation that can be caused by infections, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, tumors, and trauma to name a few. Speak with your physician about the possible causes and it should be followed to make sure its coming down. ...Read more

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My sgpt level is 35 and my c reactive protein is 10.7. I do not drink what does this mean?

My sgpt level is 35 and my c reactive protein is 10.7. I do not drink what does this mean?

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

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What are common nutritional, herbal or mineral methods to lower my c-reactive protein reading?

What are common nutritional, herbal or mineral methods to lower my c-reactive protein reading?

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

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My c reactive protein high 29.9....what can I do to lower that no. What supplements or medications help...thanks?

My c reactive protein high 29.9....what can I do to lower that no. What supplements or medications help...thanks?

Cause: Your CRP suggests the presence of inflammation. The cause and site of inflammation need to addressed. Your CRP levels suggests that it is not a do-it-yourself issue. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Had C-reactive protein blood test. It shows my level is 1.55 (normal is anything under .80). Is mine considered really high??

Had C-reactive protein blood test. It shows my level is 1.55 (normal is anything under .80). Is mine considered really high??

Depends: 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

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C reactive protein really high 61.7mg/l. normal range should be >.05. What is this caused from. also, high ddimer. Im so scared.

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

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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?

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?

Inflammation: 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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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C-reactive protein level was 3 is that normal?

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

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What does it mean if my c-reactive protein is 1.2?

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

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My c reactive protein range is 8.7. Is it normal?

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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High c-reactive protein levels, what does it mean?

Inflammation!: High crps indicate systemic inflammation, which is correlated with accelerated atherosclerosis! Arthritis, infection, diabetes-all can increase c-reactive protein. It is essential that high levels be lowered! ...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

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more