C-Reactive Protein

Definition of C-Reactive Protein:

A sensitive measure of inflammation in the body.

Also: CRP

Topics Related to C-Reactive Protein

Atherosclerosis

...the condition
“...quitting smoking, diabetes, obesity, having a personal or family history of heart disease, sedentary lifestyle, increasing age, high fat or sucrose intake, hyperhomocysteinemia, elevated fibrinogen, CRP and Lp(a) levels, deficiency of Coenzyme Q10 and L-carnitine, air pollution, stress, sleep deficiency, social isolation, high degrees of negative attitudes (such as hostility and cynical...”

High Total Cholesterol

...the condition
“...A simple and inexpensive blood test for high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) has proved to be more accurate than cholesterol screening in predicting a person's risk for a heart attack according to researchers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in...”
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Osteomyelitis

...the condition
“...Diagnostic laboratory testing includes a complete blood count (CBC), the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and blood cultures...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...Other common tests include some that indicate the degree or severity of inflammation in the body (the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, or C-reactive protein), a white blood cell count, and a blood test for anemia...”
...recommendation DHEA
“...Hackethal has observed some rheumatoid patients taking DHEA become well even when C-reactive protein and Rh- factor are positive...”

Test for Cardiac Risk Factors

...as a treatment
“...Post-challenge insulin, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), Lp(a), iron levels, additional lipid fractions, homocysteine, fibrinogen and others can be done to provide a clearer picture of your risk...”
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