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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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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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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 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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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?

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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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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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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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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.

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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Is there a connection between: high calcium (11.2), high anticardiolipin (16), high c-reactive protein (7.2)?

Is there a connection between: high calcium (11.2), high anticardiolipin (16), high c-reactive protein (7.2)?

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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Is there a connection between: high calcium (11.2), high anticardiolipin (16), high c-reactive protein (7.2) ?

See details: The anticardiolipin antibody value of 16 is only marginally elevated and probably not clinically significant. The elevated calcium is the major issue and needs immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a blood test and the results said I have high c reactive protein, I have to have more blood tests. What does this mean?

Inflammation: C reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of inflammation. There are two types of CRP test, one for conventional inflammation like pneumonia, abscess etc. The other, high sensitivity crp, is a marker for heart disease. Without knowing your whole history and lab results it is not practical to be more helpful. ...Read more

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Rosacea, acne and high c-reactive protein- is there a connection?

Rosacea, acne and high c-reactive protein- is there a connection?

Relationship: C-reactive protein measures the inflammation process occurring in acne and roseacea ...Read more

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How does high c reactive protein affect or is related to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (10.9)?

How does high c reactive protein affect or is related to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (10.9)?

Quite variable: It depends on a lot of things but the bottom line is that the length of survival varies greatly. Some children or adults live a very long time with severe disease of the heart muscle. Of course, the treatment will affect this but in an individual case it is just hard to predict. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic high white blood count, chronic high c reactive protein and occasional high neutrophils and lymph system values.

What could cause chronic high white blood count, chronic high c reactive protein and occasional high neutrophils and lymph system values.

C reactive protein: an elevated c reactive protein is an indicator of inflammation in your body. It is elevated after surgery, with cancer of the lymph nodes, vasculitis such as lupus, or chronic infections such as chronic infections of the bone. The high white count and high neutrophil count could be due to infection. The abnormal lymphocytes could be due to lymphoma or viral infection. Get checked ASAP. ...Read more

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2yr old had blood work done in Dec & in Feb results are saying she had a high C3, C4 Complement & high C-Reactive protein & ES rate what's wrong?

2yr old had blood work done in Dec & in Feb results are saying she had a high C3, C4 Complement & high C-Reactive protein & ES rate what's wrong?

Abnormal labs: these lab results could mean different things depending on her symptoms I would suggest a follow up visit with the ordering doctor to discuss these results. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal bnp and high c reactive protein in idcm and still have heart failure symptoms?

Is it possible to have normal bnp and high c reactive protein in idcm and still have heart failure symptoms?

Yes: A normal bnp means that your left atrial pressure is low and but you can still have a low cardiac output and feel crummy from chf. High CRP doesn't correlate with CHF symptoms. Also, bnp is a range. Bnp of <10 is very low but bnp of 100 is "normal" but may be too high for someone with idcm. Also, there is a lag time: the bnp can be rising when symptoms are present. ...Read more