CRP Predicts Heart Disease and Cancer Risk. Elevated CRP signals increased risk for many chronic inflammation-related disorders, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and more. But CRP is much more than simply a marker of inflammation; it actively participates in the inflammatory process.
People also ask, what causes elevated sed rate and CRP?
CRP is produced in the liver and its level is measured by testing the blood. CRP is classified as an acute phase reactant, which means that its levels will rise in response to inflammation. Other common acute phase reactants include the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and blood platelet count.
What is considered high CRP levels?
C-reactive protein is measured in milligrams of CRP per liter of blood (mg/L). Normal CRP levels are below 3.0 mg/dL. A standard CRP test often can't even detect normal levels because they're so low. A high sensitivity CRP test can detect levels below 10.0 mg/dL.
Why would CRP and ESR be elevated?
Moderately elevated ESR occurs with inflammation but also with anemia, infection, pregnancy, and with aging. A very high ESR usually has an obvious cause, such as a severe infection, marked by an increase in globulins, polymyalgia rheumatica or temporal arteritis.