You can reduce your hs-CRP level if you have an infection with a two-week course of antibiotics that eradicates low-grade nonspecific bacterial infections, such as inflammation of the gums, prostate, or urinary tract. In addition, exercise, aspirin and aspirin- related drugs, and statin drugs all help decrease hs-CRP. Reducing hs-CRP may be the most prominent effect of statin drugs. Having a normal C-reactive protein level -- meaning, one that is normal in your doctor's office and on three different occasions over a two-year period -- will make your RealAge (physiologic age) four years younger.
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