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Suffering from asthma, ESR level 160. What to do ?

Respected doctor, my heartly namaskar. sir, my esr level is 160. pulse rate is 120.. Last year it was between 90- 124.last year I was suffering from asthma . I am fearingand unable to know what to do what not to do. please a dvice.Is it the symptom for any serious disease. my id is YYYY@YYYY . Thanking you, from AAAAAA .AGE-41 FEMALE,SUNABEDA,ODISHA
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Hello Smita,
A raised ESR has several reasons:
1. Anemia or low Hb that makes it high
2. Raised total protein
3. Infection or inflammation in the body
provided this was repeated at some stage. Just one high value does not mean much as it could be a transit problem with the sample.

With your fast pulse rate, either you are having some sort of infection or because you have anaemia and iron-deficiency anaemia is quite common.
Please see your doctor for a complete blood count (that will tell your Hb levels), Fe levels, TSH, LFT, CRP (measure of infection) and a physical check to ensure there is no active focus of infection.
Several rheumatological disorders are possible and a visit to the doctor is definitely indicated.
Answered: Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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