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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