Measuring Inflammation is Key to Overall Health
Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556)
Creactive Protein (CRP) is an inflammation marker studied extensively for its possible role in heart disease. However, emerging evidence indicates that high levels of CRP are present in a number of other conditions. A search of the medical literature reveals that high levels of C-Reactive Protein are associated with obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cognitive decline, kidney disease and a variety of other inflammatory disorders. In this article, I will present a brief overview of CRP and some of the conditions to which it is associated. Additionally, I will discuss how testing for CRP can offer a glimpse into the overall health of each individual’s body.