C-Reactive Protein (CRP) with High Sensitivity (Cardiac Risk Assessment)

What is C - Reactive Protein Test?

C-reactive protein is a kind of protein that increases in your body in response to inflammation. The level of c-protein is considered to have increased in the blood caused by inflammation and infection, surgery, and trauma as well as following a heart attack. The test would help your doctor to find out any chronic conditions that may lead to inflammation.

What Can Increase the Level of C-reactive Protein Level?

Below are the health conditions that can increase the level of CRP in your blood.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Sedentary lifestyle

What are the Symptoms of Increased CRP Level?

The signs of increased CRP levels in the blood are experienced based on the underlying health conditions. Some people with moderate injuries and infections are also likely to experience the same symptoms. 

Common symptoms of increased c-reactive protein level are mentioned below:

  • Pain
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Low-grade fever
  • Chills
  • Soreness,
  • A headache
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Insomnia

When you start experiencing the signs, mentioned above, you should ask your doctor for instant medication. Since the test is generally recommended in conjunction with other tests that are basically aimed at examining the risk of heart disease, however, your doctor may sometimes order for the test to check if you have any acute bacterial infection.