I am a 45-year-old male with a high hs-CRP level. Why is my hs-CRP increasing?

Q. What is the reason for my high hs-CRP level?

Answered by
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 28, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am a 45-year-old male, and I noticed my high HSCRP level. Now I tested my HSCRP after six months, and it was even higher at 5, and now six months later, I tested it again it was 7. For the last four months, I have tried to stay fit. My recent blood tests show a decrease in cholesterol to 172, good cholesterol at 40, and bad at 112. The doctor conducted an ESR test, and it was 9. My hemoglobin A1C was 5.2. I want to know why the HSCRP level keeps going up.

Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

I understand your concern. HSCRP is one of the markers to predict cardiac events and assess cardiovascular risks; other parameters are also considered in your case. I suggest you to keep exercising, eat fresh fruits and green vegetables and avoid alcohol usage. Only one parameter abnormality should not be considered serious though you are already working on your lifestyle changes.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

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