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Can A High Hs Crp Mean Copd
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
I, (25 f) just got my blood results back, my hs-CRP was excessively high at 15.1 what does this mean?
High sens CRP: High-sensitivity CRP is promoted by some as a test for determining a person's risk level for CVD, heart attacks, and strokes. The current thinking is that hs-CRP can help in evaluation before a person develops one of these health problems. Trials that involve measuring hs-CRP levels are underway in an effort to better understand its role in cardiovascular events, but it is a non-specific index. ...Read more
My hs-crp(high sensitive) is 3.94.What does it mean?Should i be worried about it..I smoke 5 to 6 cig a day.
Inflammation: An elevated CRP means that somewhere in your body, there is inflammation. Smoking is one big cause of an elevated CRP in someone as young as you. You could also easily carry a higher genetic risk for heart disease. Get apo e testing done. To see if the inflammation is specifically vascular, get a lp-pla2 test done. It shows if you have any unstable plaque. Quitting smoking will lower crp. ...Read more
Hs-crp: The test is non-specific and is done to look for inflammation. The hs ( high-sensitivity) part is done to look for coronary artery disease as well. Best wishes.By the way, the connection between hs-crp and coronary artery disease is still not well understood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had high cholesterol since age 15 (may have had it longer but first time I was checked). I have a hs-crp of 8.9. Does that mean I have cad?
NO!: An HS-CRP of 8.9 has NOTHING to do with your heart. An HS CRP of 1.5 could mean that you're at increased risk of heart disease, but it's a terrible test that is non-specific. A number as high as yours means it isn't coming from your heart at all. For instance, if you have any form of arthritis or infection, your CRP will skyrocket. ...Read more
Possibly: An elevated high-sensitivity CRP has been shown to be a risk factor for coronary disease. In the jupiter tiral, people with normal LDL cholesterol and high CRP were benefitted from taking a statin. Note that many other conditions (infection, arthritis) can raise the crp, so it is only useful if you are otherwise well. Must discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
My hs-crp is 3.94 and my doc said nothing to worry about.I feel its high, what should I do?I am a smoker.(5 cig a day)
U R still young: To be concerned about health issues of the seniors. First and foremost u have to quit smoking which contributes to cardiovascular issues when you get older. See your dr and have a baseline blood work and vitals signs taken.Stay active ; exercise.Eat more fruits and vegetables. Have fun in life and don't worry, be happy! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/c-reactive-protein-crp. ...Read more
Inflammation: 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, If the result of your test was 6.9mg/L, it suggests the presence of inflammation and risk of heart disease. Consult this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003356.htm ...Read more
Would iritis alone cause elevated HS CRP of 2.6? Or would there be other inflammation somewhere else that is causing iritis? Definitive answer please.
I have been unable to lose weight even though I have increased my activity and eating healthier. I had labs with high hs-CRP, Fibrinogen, insulin. And a few other symptoms. What should I do next?
Losing weight: Losing weight and getting in shape is not as easy as it might seem. For example, one pound of body fat contains about 3500 calories- so alot of exercise is needed to make a dent in that one pound. Muscle mass might actually increase because of the exercise, so the scale may be unkind. A better gauge is how u feel. Those labs need to be interpreted in the right clinical context, so u should ask MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Means nothing alone: Please forgive my frankness. This mishmash of lab results is meaningless apart from your history and physical exam. Reference ranges for labs are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If you feel well, ignore them. The high hs-CRP may be a heads-up that you've got more atherosclerosis than you think. If you feel well, ignore the rest. ...Read more