C Reactive Protein Blood Test (CRP) Topic Guide
C-Reactive Protein (CRP Blood Test): C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of inflammation somewhere in the body. When there is inflammation in the body, the CRP levels increase. Elevated c-reactive protein levels in the blood have been associated with increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
Stroke Stroke is a medical emergency. When a person has a stroke, part of the blood supply to the brain is cut off or greatly decreased. There are two main types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Stroke symptoms includes dizziness, sudden headache, weakness in an arm or leg on the same side, weakness in the muscles of the face, difficulty speaking, vision problems, and more. Treatment of stroke depends on the type and severity of the stroke suffered.
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