C-reactive Proteins (CRP)

C-reactive proteins are ring-shaped, pentameric, and acute-phase protein. It is produced by the liver and flows throughout the human body in blood plasma. C-reactive proteins are inflammation builders that are produced for greater inflammation in the body. C-reactive proteins are also known as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and ultra-sensitive C-reactive protein. Its level in the body arises with the inflammation. But, a high level of CRP is an indication of serious health issues. High CRP level needs urgent attention as it is often related to the inflammation in the heart's arteries, subsequently increasing the risk of heart attacks. CRP level exceeding 350 milligrams per liter is considered an alerting level with respect to individuals' well-being by experts. There is no single cause behind CRP, but different medical conditions lead to high CRP levels, such as autoimmune diseases, organ injury, obesity, pericarditis, infection, cancer, etc. Some of its common symptoms include exhaustion, headache, insomnia, nausea, low-grade fever, indigestion, muscle stiffness, etc.

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