According to www.healthline.com:
- A CRP test can help doctors determine the risk for heart disease or stroke
- A Harvard study found CRP to be more effective than cholesterol at predicting coronary issues in women
- Pregnancy, arthritis, lupus, pneumonia, and cancer can cause an especially high CRP
A high level of CRP in the blood is a marker of any condition that causes inflammation. Because it is an extremely non-specific test, the cause of inflammation could range anywhere from a respiratory infection to an increased risk of heart attack or cancer. A CRP test cannot show where the inflammation is located and therefore, other tests are needed to find the source.
Thermography is an ideal screening to determine the location of inflammation in the body. As a physiological test, thermal imaging indicates areas of inflammation by recording heat patterns being emitted from the body surface. The areas of inflammation will show up, reflecting an increase in metabolic function. An evaluation by a MD thermologist can give answers concerning the location of these areas.
Inflammation is a precursor to the disease process. By adding full-body thermography screening to CRP blood testing, inflammation can be identified at an early stage and treated appropriately. CRP and thermography - the perfect combination!