Reply To: High CRP (C-Reactive Protein)
C-Reactive Protein, according to the literature, is produced by the liver in response to inflammation in the body. However, CIDP is not one of the common triggers of inflammation. Some doctors might look at CRP following surgery to look for infections, or because it is an indicator of heart or blood vessel inflammation placing you at risk of heart disease or stroke.
hs-CRP level and heart disease risk:
Less than 1.0 mg/L Low risk; 1.0 to 3.0 mg/L Average risk; More than 3.0 mg/L High risk
A positive test means you have inflammation in the body. This may be due to a variety of conditions, including:
Connective tissue disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
This list is not all inclusive.
The general advice given online is to improve lifestyle with a heart healthy, anti-inflammatory diet and exercise.