How is CRP value and heart-related?
In today’s time, COVID – 19 has taken everyone’s sleep and breathe
away. The terror of this virus is not only physical but also mental. Just
a few months back the second wave of covid- 19 was seen which shook
the whole of India. In that, we noticed that every doctor was asking the CRP
value from the covid patient. Do you know what is CRP Value? Why is
the doctor asking the patients regarding it?
Let’s talk about it. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein made by the
liver. CRP levels in the blood increase when there is a condition causing
inflammation somewhere in the body.
So, CRP value increases when there is some kind of infection in the
body. Not only in covid but also in other infections like typhoid. There
are some other causes of the increase in CRP that are –
Chronic Disorder like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis
Limited physical activity
Now we have understood what is CRP and its causes. Now let’s talk
about how CRP and heart are related. It is said if the CRP is high for a
a long period of time it causes blockage of arteries by fat and other
substances leading to atherosclerosis which further results in heart
attack and to support the point I would like to mention people who
died from a heart attack in the second wave of covid.CRP increase was one
of the cause of heart attack.
Thus, still being in the pandemic it is necessary to focus on this topic
and keep CRP value in the range and our heart healthy.
HOW TO DECREASE CRP VALUE IF IT IS ABOVE RANGE ?
Do exercise regularly. 30 minutes of brisk walking daily is also
enough if can’t do exercise.
– Take a balanced diet.
-Reduce weight if you are overweight or obese.
-Avoid alcohol as much as possible.
-Avoid smoking as much as possible.
-Be mentally positive and fit.
– Sufficient Vitamin A,D, C,K in the body is essential.
-Avoid packaged and processed food.
-Drink herbal tea.
-Include seasonal fruits and nuts like chia seeds, flaxseeds,
walnuts in your diet.
-Include fresh green leafy vegetables in your diet.
These all are some of the ways to decrease the CRP Value naturally but
before doing all this it is necessary for everyone to get the body check
up done by a doctor to ensure that what kind of infection is there in the
body and if the body needs medicines or not because naturally curing
CRP Value is only useful if there isn’t any serious infection in the
With keeping CRP Value in mind one should also focus on taking a heart-healthy diet. Not only the ones who have high CRP Value but other
should also take a heart healthy diet.
FOOD THAT ARE HEART HEALTHY
Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale – These are a great source
of vitamin K which helps protect your arteries and promote proper
– Avocados – These are an excellent source of heart-healthy
– Walnuts – Eating walnuts can reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol by up
to 16%, lower diastolic blood pressure by 2–3 mm Hg, and decrease
oxidative stress and inflammation.
-Tomatoes – Tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, a natural plant
pigment with powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help
neutralize harmful free radicals, preventing oxidative damage and
inflammation, both of which can contribute to heart disease.
– Dark chocolate –It is rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, which can
help boost heart health.
– Berries – Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are
jam-packed with important nutrients that play a central role in heart
– Seeds – Chia seeds, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds are all great sources
of heart-healthy nutrients, including fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
With this I would like to say that in today’s time it I very important to
keep our heart healthy. Also, other than these being mentally fit is also
important to be at peace. The heart is an organ without which we have no life
so DO YOUR PART, CARE FOR YOUR HEART
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