MY CRP lab result was 7.25

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Q:

Hello I am 48 year old female . My weight is 175 Lb. My height is 5′ 4″. I don’t excercise. My last cholesterol was 212.  My question is should I have additional test done because this CRP level was so high ? Also when I take my blood pressure lying down it is always low in the left arm 70/56.  When I am walking or even sitting in front of my computer I sometimes get dizzy light headed. I have gastritis and was given nitroglycerin for esophagus spasms.My esophagus spasm always occur when I am laying down I usually am sleeping when they occur. Could I have Unstable Angina? I also have Fibromyalgia. Sometimes I wake up and my whole body aches. We have alot of Cancer on my dad’s side . My DAD’S sister died of bone cancer and my grandfather died of colon cancer.I would appreciate any feedback.

A:

One thing at the time! CRP is used mainly as a marker of inflammation. A level above 2.4 mg/l has been associated with a doubled risk of a coronary event compared to levels below 1 mg/l. Recent research suggests that patients with elevated basal levels of CRP are at an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. A more sensitive CRP test, called a highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) assay, is available to determine heart disease risk.
Your cholesterol is too high and your blood pressure (if correct) too low. If correct, you may have an abnormally low blood pressure or it may mean you have a blockage in the artery to your left arm. I cannot judge that. You need to see your doctor!
You can check this out here:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-information/your-cholesterol
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/i-have-a-very-high-hs-crp-level-w
Calculate your risk for heart disease:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/app/risk-assessment.php
What you can do:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-disease-treatment/what-you-can-do
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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