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How can I keep my C-reactive protein (CRP) level normal?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
C-reactive protein, a substance released by the body in response to injury, is a marker of inflammation in the arteries. Keep your high-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) level in the normal range by avoiding chronic infections and by getting treatment for chronic infections if you do get them. Chronic infections arise from conditions such as gum or tooth disease. Preventing or treating many other chronic infections that can be low grade, such as urinary tract infections or prostatitis, is a key to keeping your immune system and arteries younger.
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