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How can we treated high esr?

How can we treated high esr?

High ESR is not a: Disease but a test result. The treatment needs to be geared to the underlying disease. Your doctor who ordered the ESR test probably suspects some inflammatory disease, and you should discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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My ESR is high. Why and what to do?

My ESR is high. Why and what to do?

Need more info....: Your question is too vague - how "high" is high? Remember, as doctors we do not just treat a number - we need clinical correlation. What symptoms were you having at the time.? What is the total WBC count? Lymphocyte count? Why were you tested in the first place? The additional info will get you a better answer when you see the doctor face-to-face and have a discussion with him or her. ...Read more

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What is the complication of high esr?

What is the complication of high esr?

ESR is a marker of: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a marker of inflammation, thus high inflammatory processes cause ESR to be higher. Infections, cancers, uncontrolled rheumatologic diseases, and endovascular inflammation (i.e. Arteritis) are examples. Thus, elevated ESR values suggest inflammatory conditions which should be sought and treated. Esr is not a complication, but a marker! Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does menopause cause high iron level?

How does menopause cause high iron level?

Menopause: Menopause does not cause high iron levels. However, after menopause you are no longer losing iron from menstrual bleeding each month, and if you are taking supplemental iron your iron levels will increase. ...Read more

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What leads to high ESR in a senior citizen?

Inflammation: High ESR is an indication of inflammation, with or without infection. The normal ESR value is higher in seniors than in younger people. ...Read more

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How high can sedimation (esr) go before its dangerous my RBC is 2.94?

No answer here: Esr is a measure of inflammation and other stressful circumstances. It is a reflection of an underlying process, but is not dangerous in and of itself. ...Read more

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What happens if RBC is high and also ESR value is high what it indictes?

What happens if RBC is high and also ESR value is high what it indictes?

Need workup: Sed rate is never worth a workup unless there's symptoms / signs. High RBC's -- WAY above the top of the reference range -- suggests thal minor if hemoglobin / hematocrit are okay / lowish, one of the polycythemias if they are also high. These in turn can be due to anything from p vera rubra to sleep apnea to a high-affinity hemoglobin to COPD to a right-to-left heart shunt. ...Read more

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Can a high ESR that goes left untreated and keeps climbing cause symptoms?

Yes: The ESR is a non-specific test, and increased levels indicates inflammation in our bodies, from pregnancy to congestive heart failure. It is best to look for the cause if the increased level persists. ...Read more

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What can cause ensysopathy in a 6 year old with 1:160 speckled and slightly high esr? Rheumo not sure what wrong

What?: Sorry I can't figure out what you might mean by "ensysopathy". There is no such word. An elevated ESR indicates a systemic inflammatory condition, possibly an infection, possibly an autoimmune disease. Ask your doctors, or find out the real word you are trying to ask about any try here again. ...Read more

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Esr (westergren) 29mm/1st hr. I m female 25.I am perfectly normal no symptoms of any disease. What could be the cause of high esr? Shud I b worried?

ESR: This is a totally non-specific measure of possible inflammation but in the absence of any symptoms my advice is to ignore the result and go on doing what you were before the test was run. Without a clinical indication it has no meaning. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mothere has an ESR of 50. Which is high and she is diabetic and has normal hb. So what are the possible causes of this high value and any test?

My mothere has an ESR of 50. Which is high and she is diabetic and has normal hb. So what are the possible causes of this high value and any test?

Non specific test: Esr is a non-specific marker for inflamation. Her doc should evaluate her for acute or chronic illness in addition to diabetes. It is elevated in diabetes if not in good control. Hbg a1c should be 6.5 or less. If not she needs evaluation for improved control. ...Read more

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What can be causing high esr?

Inflammation: The major cause is some sort of inflammatory process. It is not specific beyond that point. Why was the test ordered in the first place? That answer may also answer your question. ...Read more

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Esr is high, should I worry about it?

Non Specific Test: Esr (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a non specific test unless there is a certain diagnosis when you check ESR to track the improvement or deterioration.
By itself it is not of much value. It can be high in any inflammation or infection, even a simple sore throat or common cold or flu.
Routinely it is not checked in the office on routine blood work. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high esr?

Inflammation if goin: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a very old test that roughly measures the amount of inflammatory proteins in the blood. These proteins can be due to a rheumatic disease, inflammatory disease or infectious disease. Most important is the context in which it occurs and why the test was ordered in the first place. ...Read more

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Help please! Is ESR high due to oestoeprosis?

No: Elevated ESR is usually due to inflammation and osteoporosis is not associated with inflammation. ...Read more

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My ESR level is too much high. How can I lower it?

Stop worrying: The sed rate means absolutely nothing in isolation and is often done wrong in the first place. It's a single piece of information that is only of moderate usefulness in a few unusual clinical situations. I'm a lab specialist and my best advice to is to stop worrying about labs like this, get into a fitness-focused lifestyle, and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ESR level is too much high?

Sedimentation rate: ESR=erythrocyte sedimentation rate. This is a very non-specific lab test that has some degree of correlation with inflammatory processes that alter the inter-cellular reactivity between red cells in the blood. If markedly elevated then careful evaluation for the causes should be sought. ...Read more

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Why is my ESR high? What effects will this result in?

Stop worrying: As a pathologist with certification in lab medicine, I'd urge you to forget the whole thing. The sed rate means nothing except as a minor adjunct in diagnosing a few uncommon illnesses. It's also often performed wrong. It's ordered as defensive medicine and I wish this weren't the case. Relax and if you feel well, be thankful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high ESR (esr > 100) no other symptoms?

Ignore it: Sed rate is helpful when, and only when, the person seems sick and we need one more maybe-helpful clue in deciding if this is really systemic inflammatory illness. It is neither sensitive nor specific, but useful in a few uncommon situations. Plus, the test is hard to do right. Relax. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high ESR (esr > 100) no other symptoms?

Do nothing: The test result is meaningless in isolation and lab errors are common in any case. ...Read more

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I have an high ESR westergens up to 42 what to do? Any exercise any medicine

Need to evaluate: By itself number does not mean anything. Esr is an inflammatory factor. See you pcp to discuss and have evaluation done. ...Read more

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What can cause high ESR and elevated ldh?

Tissue damage: And inflammation. High ESR generally indicates inflammation though it can be high in other conditions, e.g. Normal pregnancy. Ldh is present in most tissues and blood levels increase on damage to tissues, including red blood cells. ...Read more

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What is the effect of high altitude on esr?

What is the effect of high altitude on esr?

None: The sed rate is notoriously difficult to do properly, and the results are of no value in isolation. High altitude may increase red cell count slightly, but the speed of sedimentation of normal red cells is a property of the plasma rather than the red cells themselves. ...Read more

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Is pet radiography advisable for high ESR level?

Not usually: Pet scans are special imaging tests to localize spots of high metabolic activity, such as with metastatic cancer. High ESR can result from many different diseases, and cancer isn't that high on the list. It would be a long jump from ESR to pet scan, unless there was a lot of other data to suggest a use for the pet scan. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the treatment for high esr?

Find the cause: Don't treat a lab value. And the ESR is not a precise test, it's fraught with technical errors, and high values are common in people who seem not to be sick at all. At most, it's used as one piece of information out of many in making diagnoses of relatively obscure illnesses. Eat sensibly, stay fit, and stop worrying about numbers. ...Read more

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What diseases are indicative of high ESR and CRP levels?

Inflammatory state: Both ESR and CRP are elevated in patients with inflammation. It may be infection or non-infectious inflammation. Common causes are osteomyelitis, arthritis, pneumonia, appendicitis, cellulitis, colitis etc. ...Read more

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Had two high ESR blood tests no. 38 what does this mean?

Likely normal: Esr - or erythrocyte sedimentation rate - is a rought determination of overall inflammation (reflected by the number of proteins in the serum). The higher the number, the longer it takes for a rbc to settle, the higher your "inflammation" is. As a rule of thumb, though, an individual's ESR should roughly equal his or her age. Hence, if you are 63, ESR would need to be >63 to be concerning. ...Read more

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I have for 3 years high rcp and esr and polyclonal gammopathy. Why? Should I investigate with my family Dr?

Yes: 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, All of the test results suggest chronic inflammation and it should be investigated. ...Read more

Esr (Definition)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a medical test for inflammation, where blood is centrifuged & rate of sedimentation is ...Read more