C reactive protein

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Hi I recently had blood tests done due to chest pain. All the results came back normal apart from c reactive protein which was <5 and 120 creatinine what does this mean how do i lower it. what part of the body is this affecting? sorry doctor didn't really explain just kept saying i'm fine and send to drink more water but i already drink loads. 

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    Optimal levels are 0.55 mg/L in men, and 1.0 mg/L in women. This test is a marker of inflammation in the body. To lower CRP, exercise, ginger, green tea, magnesium, probiotics, omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamins C, D, E, and Zinc help. I suspect mine is high, since I have been sick for awhile. Have you recently been sick? 
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      Thanks for your reply Yh that's why I went hospital been feeling really faint since Monday and sore throat and I've had sinus issues for months. The doctor didn't seem too worried he said all the other results were fine and the ecg was fine but reading up on it making me really worried as says chance of heart attack
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      I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I can't believe that's all he offered! Are you scheduled for a revisit? If you start feeling worse, or not getting better in a couple days, I would definitely go back. Hope it goes away! 
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