Heart Disease and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Testing
What Is the Treatment for High C-Reactive Protein?
It is important for everyone to make these lifestyle changes to reduce your risk for heart disease, especially if your CRP level is intermediate or high:
- Eating a heart-healthy diet.
- Reducing high cholesterol levels.
- Maintaining a healthy weight.
- Exercising regularly.
- Managing diabetes and high blood pressure.
- Quitting smoking or tobacco use.
- Drinking less alcohol.
For those with an elevated CRP level, taking aspirin may provide protection from heart disease. Statins, the most commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, may reduce CRP. Your doctor will prescribe the correct medications and dosage to treat your condition.