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High Hs-crp

The level of C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood indicates inflammation in the body, which is used in the diagnosis of infections and other conditions. hs-CRP (high-sensitivity CRP) is a more sensitive test, and high levels usually indicate a higher risk of you developing coronary artery disease. But, high levels of hs-CRP can also mean that something other than your heart is resulting in.

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Please help me interpret my annual medical report.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43 year old male. I have an active lifestyle with a focus on my diet and daily health regimen. I do not have any significant medical history, except for high cholesterol levels. I want to boost my testosterone levels too, as I hardly have any libido. Unless absolutely warranted,...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your complete list of investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The following are my observations and suggestions:There is anincreased cholesterol level, subclinical hypothyroidism, and raised hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive prot...  Read Full »

My lipoprotein and hs-CRP is high. Can it cause heart problems?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a high hs-CRP of 3.86 around 8 months back. I have got it rechecked and it has gone even higher to 5.36. I have attached the reports of blood tests done a couple of days back. This blood test report includes other tests too apart from hs-CRP. I have previously been advised that high ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anoop Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding the raised hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) and lipoprotein levels (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These biomarkers are predictors of future events. They tell you that there is an inflammatory state t...  Read Full »

Are my levels of hematocrit, hemoglobin, and RBC raised due to polycythemia vera?

Query: Hi doctor, My laboratory results from last week show increased hematocrit (50.7%) and high end of normal hemoglobin (16.7%) and RBC (5.72). While the hemoglobin and the RBC are technically within the normal range, historically, I never had high values like this. Usually, my RBC (red blood cells) is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the Following is my opinion for your asked question. Hemoglobin level above 16.5 and hematocrit more than 49 should be investigated further, especially for secondary polycythemia. You can investigate with ECG (electrocardiogram) and chest x-ray to check for the car...  Read Full »

Please explain the changes seen in my routine blood test.

Query: Hello doctor, I have done my routine checkup and blood test. My reports show some variation in the normal range, especially in CBC, hs-CRP, vitamin D and TSH. The night before the blood test, I met with an accident and my upper skin has been ruptured. Somewhere, I read that hs-CRP may significantly...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After reviewing the investigations, I understand your concern about heart disease. To better assess your risk, I'd like to inquire if you experience chest pain, palpitations, or shortness of breath. Additionally, it would be helpful to know if there's any family histo...  Read Full »

How to lower CRP and hs-CRP in an asthmatic?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asthmatic and I do not get frequent attacks. But I am taking inhalers as a precaution. The doctor told me that due to low-grade inflammation, I am at high risk of getting COVID-19. I have asthma and allergy for one and a half years. So my doctor suggested me to take a C-reactive prot...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your CRP (C-reactive protein) levels are high due to asthma. High values do not cause cardiovascular risk. In people with a chronic inflammatory disease like you, we can see high CRP levels. I can suspect cardiovascular risk when you have high cholesterol levels. You nee...  Read Full »

Please give your feedback based on the attached reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old male who is 5' 6" feet tall and weighs around 165 pounds. I had open-heart surgery six years back, and I am well now. I am currently taking following medications daily: Amlogard 5 mg, Deplatt A75, Roseday 20, and Nitrest 5 mg. Because of this ongoing pandemic, I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are largely fine, with some minor derangements like low vitamin D and slightly elevated hs-CRP (high sensitivity C-reactive protein). Molybdenum is slightly low, and for that, you may have a diet rich in g...  Read Full »

What does my blood test indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male. My height is 5.5 ft and I weigh 176 lbs. Currently, I am not suffering with any disease and not taking any medication. I am a non-smoker, teetotaler, vegetarian and walk every morning 1 - 2 miles, with three days of 40 minutes yoga practice. I require your medi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. I have evaluated your reports and there are no specific high alarming statuses in the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The rise in hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) and lipoprotein have been used as marker of h...  Read Full »

What happens if hs-CRP is high?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a health checkup and I would like to get an analysis of the same. I am worried about the hs-CRP. All the reports are attached here for your reference. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your test report carefully. All the indicators were perfectly in normal range, except hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) that you are worried about. I have to say that this marker is not specific, although they say future cardiac diseases may...  Read Full »

I feel weak and lethargic off late. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male. My blood test results are as follows: hsCRP is 3.48 mg/dL, SGPT is 63.1 U/L, GGT is 85.6 U/L, and lipoprotein (a) is 47.1 mg/dL. Rest of the 80 odd blood tests are in the normal range. Should I follow up with any tests? Is there anything to worry about, especia...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your lipoprotein, hsCRP (high sensitivity C-reactive protein), and SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase) are mildly elevated and the reason for this is your weight and high BMI (body mass index). This leads to accumulation of fat in the liver, which causes an ...  Read Full »

My hs-CRP is high. Am I in danger?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently did a complete blood test. In the report, it was detected hs-CRP 3.8 mg. My age is 36, and my weight is 227 pounds. Please advise how it can be lowered and do am in danger zone.  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you are worried about your health, but no need for much worries. Your CRP (C-reactive protein) is a little increased, but it is not a particular biomarker for cardiovascular diseases. Some other factors can cause it to increase like arthritis or inf...  Read Full »

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