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Can a high HS CRP mean copd?

Can a high HS CRP mean copd?

Not reversible: Hs CRP is a measure of inflammation and can be high in sepsis, inflammatory lung diseases. When there is an inflammation occurring in a patient with COPD it will be high, but should never be used to establish a diagnosis of copd. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

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


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Can a high HS CRP mean cancer?

Can a high HS CRP mean cancer?

No: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/108/12/e81.full#sec-7.

This reference indicates that high sensitivity c-reactive protein testing is useful in predicting cardiovascular risk including heart attack and stroke. It is not a predictor of cancer. ...Read more

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I, (25 f) just got my blood results back, my hs-CRP was excessively high at 15.1 what does this mean?

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

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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.

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

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Can elevated hs-crp mean dementia?

Can elevated hs-crp mean dementia?

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 more

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Can an elevated hs-crp mean microvascular ischemia?

Hs-crp: Hs-crp is elevated in many conditions, but not specific to ischemia, including infection and inflammation. If elevated in a person with increase cholesterol level, that means they are at increase risk of heart disease event and the chesterol should be treated. ...Read more

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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

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Van a high HS CRP meanness atherosclerosis or pad?

Van a high HS CRP meanness atherosclerosis or pad?

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

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Does a high HS CRP point to cancer or coronary artery disease?

Does a high HS CRP point to cancer or coronary artery disease?

Not really: CRP is a marker of inflammation and not used for diagnosis. High levels are associated with higher risk of coronary disease and stroke, however it can be high in setting of infections and inflammatory diseases as well. ...Read more

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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)

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

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What does an HS CRP of 8.9 mean? What could it be?

What does an HS CRP of 8.9 mean? What could it be?

A risk factor: Your hscrp is higher than normal and it is one of the risk factors for heart disease. Please consult your doctor for intervention and see this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-c-reactive-protein-crp-testing. ...Read more

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What can an HS CRP of 8.9 and severe dizziness mean?

What can an HS CRP of 8.9 and severe dizziness mean?

Impossible to know: Hs-CRP is a test for heart attack risk. Dizziness can be caused by many things. Whoever ordered the test should explain the result's significance to your individual case. ...Read more

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What does 6.9 in an HS CRP blood test mean 7 wht is its significance?

What does 6.9 in an HS CRP blood test mean 7 wht is its significance?

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

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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.

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.

See details: That CRP level is very modestly elevated. It is likely unrelated to iritis but realistically is not worth worrying about. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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High Hs-CRP, high AGAP, high total protein, globulin and auto basophil?

High Hs-CRP, high AGAP, high total protein, globulin and auto basophil?

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

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I have hs-crp of 4.8 does that mean cancer or could it be obesity?

I have hs-crp of 4.8 does that mean cancer or could it be obesity?

Risk factor for: Heart disease. A hscrpof higher than 3 is one of the risk factors for heart disease. Obesity may be one cause. Please consult your doctor for a fasting lipid panel and develop a diet and exercise plan to improve your health and reduce your risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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I have a hs-crp of 4.8 does this mean cancer or could it be from obesity?

I have a hs-crp of 4.8 does this mean cancer or could it be from obesity?

Probably neither: CRP is a very non-specific test, a marker for some type of inflammation. It's not elevated by fat, but low grade infections, even gum disease can cause an elevation. I'd just recheck in a few weeks. ...Read more

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I have a hs-crp of 4.8 does this mean cancer? Or could it be from obesity? Worried

I have a hs-crp of 4.8 does this mean cancer?  Or could it be from obesity?  Worried

No/no: I do not know the normals in your lab but a highly sensitive c reactive protein is a non specific indicator of inflammation or infection in your body. Anything that involves inflammation such as arthritis and allergies among more serious conditions can cause an elevation. ...Read more

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Hs-crp level of 9. Esr-20 & Bradycardia, normal echo. What is another possible underlying issue? Why would CRP be elevated?

Hs-crp level of 9. Esr-20 & Bradycardia, normal echo. What is another possible underlying issue? Why would CRP be elevated?

Many conditions: can give you an elevated CRP and sed rate, but as inflammatory markers go - these are aren't through the roof high. Rheum conditions often very hard to diagnose with lab tests ALONE> You need a good history and physical ...Read more

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Is D-Dimer, hs, CRP, and/or PT/PTT elevated with antiphospholipid syndrome??

Is D-Dimer, hs, CRP, and/or PT/PTT elevated with antiphospholipid syndrome??

All could be: Depending on the spectrum of abnormalities associated with the syndrome all of these tests results could be abnormal. ...Read more

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MY BLOOD TEST REVEAL A HIGH LEVEL OF HS CRP- 17.4 ; WOULD 100 MG OF UBIQUINOL DAILY HELP TO REDUCE THIS?

MY BLOOD TEST REVEAL A HIGH LEVEL OF HS CRP- 17.4 ; WOULD 100 MG OF UBIQUINOL DAILY HELP TO REDUCE THIS?

Doubtful: This points to the presence of inflammation and you need an evaluation to find out where this may be coming from. Ubiquinol( CoQ10) would not likely reduce the inflammation although fish oil may. ...Read more

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What type of specialist do I need to see? Lab results from annual physical and it shows several areas of high risk: hs-CRP, Fibrinogen, and insulin.

What type of specialist do I need to see? Lab results from annual physical and it shows several areas of high risk: hs-CRP, Fibrinogen, and insulin.

Your own physician: As a pathologist, I'm skeptical of these new labs that are being ordered supposedly to identify people at increased coronary risk. Nobody really knows what to do with the numbers, or with the fear that they generate. I'd suggest you continue to pursue a healthy, fitness-focused lifestyle, consider any Rx's your own doctor recommends, and remember you're a person, not a bunch of numbers and "risks" ...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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Have HCV, PCOS, anxiety. C-Reactive Protein (non hs) is 24 mg/L for past 3 months, first time ever. Rheumatoid Factor 104 as usual. Cause of high CRP?

Have HCV, PCOS, anxiety. C-Reactive Protein (non hs) is 24 mg/L for past 3 months, first time ever. Rheumatoid Factor 104 as usual. Cause of high CRP?

Probably from HCV: I assume HCV is hepatitis C. The rheumatoid factor (RF) is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. However it can also be positive in a variety of other conditions. HCV is one of them. The high CRP is non-specific measure of inflammation. Inflammation can come from infections, autoimmune diseases, or cancers. In you the high CRP and RF are most likely from the HCV. ...Read more

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36 yo F 160lbs HDL 34 LDL 58 total 107 Trigly 76 hs-CRP 5.6 DHEA 335 w/o PCOS. NS, active, no T2DM, but chronic high stress How vital see a doctor?

36 yo F 160lbs HDL 34 LDL 58 total 107 Trigly 76 hs-CRP 5.6 DHEA 335 w/o PCOS. NS, active, no T2DM, but chronic high stress How vital see a doctor?

Lipids: Your hdl is low but so are the other lipids. Your dhea level is ok. Because of you're being overweight, I recommend an evaluation by a dietician at your local hospital. Your ideal weight will be determined, your current eating habits critiqued and the desired amount of daily calorie intake depending upon your level of daily activity and physical exertion. You will be given a proper diet for you. ...Read more

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Is HS, CRP BLOOD level elevated in active Crohn's disease or inflamed colon?-

Is HS, CRP BLOOD level elevated in active Crohn's disease or inflamed colon?-

Hs-CRP.: While elevation of the hs-CRP is meant to be indicative of unstable coronary artery blockages, it would also be elevated in other inflammatory conditions, such as Crohn's disease and the like. ...Read more

Hs (Definition)

HS is an acronym for "Hereditary spherocytosis" (a type of genetic anemia), "Hidradenitis suppurativa" (a skin disease), and "Hysterosalpingogram" (a gynecological imaging test). It is also used ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more