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My c reactive protein was 4.5 (0 to 5) and my sed rate was 25 (0 to 20) what can I do to reduce inflammation?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Find the source!

Inflammation increases risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, neuro-degenerative disease & accelerates the aging process.
The big question is what is the source of the inflammation? It can be related to autoimmune disease like arthritis but also is often caused by chronic low-grade infections such as sinusitis & dental infections/periodontitis. Diet can also influence inflammation. See comment:.

In brief: Find the source!

Inflammation increases risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, neuro-degenerative disease & accelerates the aging process.
The big question is what is the source of the inflammation? It can be related to autoimmune disease like arthritis but also is often caused by chronic low-grade infections such as sinusitis & dental infections/periodontitis. Diet can also influence inflammation. See comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
A diet high in sugars/starches, fried foods and meat increases inflammation, whereas fruits/veggies/fish oil reduce inflammation- see http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02012/anti-inflammatory-diet . Many herbs like curcumin, boswellia, and ginger reduce inflammation as well. But it is best to identify and treat the source of inflammation- a good doctor should help you sort this out.
Dr. Randy Baker
Congratulations on following such a healthy diet! It still seems likely there is some hidden infection in your system. If you have any root canals, they often harbor chronic low-grade infections that don't cause pain. Detecting the source of a hidden infection can be a challenge. There are some non-traditional diagnostic techniques, like Computerized Regulation Thermography, that may help. More:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Any symptoms?

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.
Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, the underlying cause would need to be treated, not the lab value.
Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, . Wish you good health!
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In brief: Any symptoms?

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.
Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, the underlying cause would need to be treated, not the lab value.
Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, . Wish you good health!
http://www.choosemyplate.gov
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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