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Doctor insights on: Cortisol And C Reactive Protein

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My c reactive protein is constantly elevated (~11.6) but my doctor can't find any reason for it. Sometimes my cortisol tests high, but all organs test?

My c reactive protein is constantly elevated (~11.6) but my doctor can't find any reason for it. Sometimes my cortisol tests high, but all organs test?

Stop worrying : This situation is very common and nobody knows what to do about it. Maintain your health like anybody else does, and you can expect the Amanie chances as everyone else of having a good life. ...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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How can I lower my c-reactive protein test result?

How can I lower my c-reactive protein test result?

Depends on cause: Elevated CRP usually indicates inflammation which may be due to infection or other causes of inflammation. The underlying cause needs to be treated. High sensitivity CRP is generally measured to assess risk of heart disease and the elevated hscrp often come down with statin therapy. In any case you need to consult your doctor for the proper work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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C reactive protein level of 2.2 in toddler. Is this normal?

C reactive protein level of 2.2 in toddler. Is this normal?

Well, it is not bad.: The "crp" or c-reactive protein is a non-specific marker for inflammation or for infection. This is useful in toddlers to distinguish between a bacterial infection (elevated crp) or viral infection (rarely causes significant rise in CRP values). Zero is normal; however, a 2.2 is not bad. With my pneumonia last winter, my CRP was 27.9. So, talk this over with your pediatrician for better clarity. ...Read more

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What are c reactive protein and ESR a marker for and what can thay tell?

Very nonspecific.: Esr and CRP are both markers of inflammation, but they are very nonspecific. Almost anything can elevate them. They are useful when they are normal or "negative". They are not much help when they are positive or elevated. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my c-reactive protein is 1.2 what does that mean!?

Inflammation: This is an inflammatory marker. It is just minimally elevated (depending on the lab, the cut off to normal is usually around 1.0). So this elevation is minimal, but reflects some inflammation in some part of your body. ...Read more

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Connection between high calcium and antcardiolipin and high c-reactive protein?

Connection between high calcium and antcardiolipin and high c-reactive protein?

Maybe: Depending on which antibody for anticardiolipin and which lab that value may fall into the indeterminate range and not really be an issue. The c- reactive protein can be elevated with acute infection or chronic inflammation. The elevated calcium deserves repeat testing with some additional labs to evaluate the parathyroid glands. You need the help of your medical provider to sort out the relevance. ...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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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?

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 you suggest how to lower my c-reactive protein test?

Why is it up?: CRP is a test that measures inflammation. It can be used to follow infection, inflammatory arthritis, and if a high sensitivity CRP is used to assess cardiovascular risk. If it shows increase risk to the heart the level is mildly elevated and diet, exercise, management of cholesterol will help. If there is igh inflammation the underlying cause needs to be found and treated. ...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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I have high c reactive protein results. What does it mean?

I have high c reactive protein results. What does it mean?

Inflammation: The c reactive protein is being used as a non-specific measure of inflammation in the body. So if you have a systemic problem like rheumatoid arthritis, the CRP can be high. Some studies correlate high CRP with an increased risk of heart disease, so it is a good idea to discuss this result and put it in the context of your overall health and risks for disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: c-reactive protein?

Blood test: A blood test used to detect and diagnose bacterial infectious disease, postsurgical wound infection, and inflammatory disorders such as acute rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, it is used as an adjunct in detecting acute bacterial meningitis in an acutely febrile child and as an aid to evaluation of patients with acute myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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My c-reactive protein, quant is 6.0 high, what does that mean?

Ask your doctor: C-reactive protein (CRP) is a non-specific test. It is used by a doctor to detect inflammation if there is a high suspicion of tissue injury or infection somewhere in the body, but the test cannot tell where the inflammation is or what condition is causing it. Unfortunately, CRP values are best interpreted by the lab paperwork that is sent to your doctor. Best to f/u with him/her. ...Read more

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Is a C-reactive protein level of 2.4 considered normal in a woman?

Is a C-reactive protein level of 2.4 considered normal in a woman?

Depends on units: I'm going to assume this is mg/L. If so, you're fine. I would also urge you to stop worrying about lab tests unless they really are key health issues, which CRP is not. It's one of maybe a dozen putative markers for atherosclerosis risk, and one about which you can do nothing. You're probably smart enough to eat sensibly, stay physically fit, avoid smoking, and take Rx's you need. ...Read more

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What's the normal range for c reactive protein of 34 yr old female?

High sensitivity CRP: In a person without any iinflammation, CRP is an indicator of vascular health and normal levels should be below 1.0 mg/l. ...Read more

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What might a high C reactive protein result mean? Mine is close to 4.

What might a high C reactive protein result mean? Mine is close to 4.

CRP: This is a very non-specific measure of inflammation and is a worthless test unless applied to a specific clinical syndrome. It can only be of value in concert with the history, physical exam and other testing. The value of 4 is actually not very high and could be due to virtually anything. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my c-reactive protein is 1.2 what does that mean!?

What do you suggest if my c-reactive protein is 1.2 what does that mean!?

What type of test?: Was is routine CRP or high sensitivity CRP? Why was the test done? It is generally prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the test as s/he has more information about your health. ...Read more

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What diseases are linked to having an increased c-reactive protein levels?

Any cause for..: Inflammation causes a rise in crp! arthritis, trauma, infection, and even certain metabolic diseases such as diabetes can do it as well. A high CRP is associated with cardiovascular and stroke disease risk, because inflammation releases chemical that damage the blood vessel lining. It is not the CRP doing damage, but it is the best surrogate marker for inflammation! ...Read more

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My c reactive protein cup is 5.29 so should I be worried and what I should do?

See a doctor: An elevated c reactive proteins suggests the presence of inflammation and is not an issue for self treatment. Please see a doctor to determine the cause of inflammation and s/he will treat is accordingly. ...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