The meaning of CRP and it’s effect on your health
CRP or C Reactive Protein can be elevated in cases of liver, heart and arteriole wall inflammation. Thus, it may be a precursor for many diseases. Current literature supports inflammation being the primary cause of heart disease. CRP is specifically elevated by inflammation in the liver.
Dr. Fred Schofield agrees CRP is a good indicator of inflammation in the body, but, sees elevated CRP as a warning sign to take corrective action with your lifestyle rather than a death sentence.
What is considered elevated CRP?
According to the American Heart Association, results of the hs-CRP, in determining the risk for heart disease, can be interpreted as follows: You are at low risk of developing cardiovascular disease if your hs-CRP level is lower than 1.0 mg/L .You are at average risk of developing cardiovascular disease if your levels are between 1.0 mg/L and 3.0 mg/L. You are at high risk for cardiovascular disease if your hs-CRP level is higher than 3.0 mg/L.
Your doctor may order a CRP test to check for inflammation. Inflammation may indicate infection, or a chronic inflammatory disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus, as well as risk of heart disease.
If My CRP is elevated what action should I take?
There are many steps that can be taken to reduce inflammation in the body including: reducing stress, quitting smoking, and avoiding grains and sugar. Adding high quality fish or krill oil and daily exercise can also help.
Study shows CRP reduced by 29% in 30 days!!
Taking 300mg of krill oil daily for 30 days has been shown to reduce CRP by 30% in only 30 days.