Does A Cardio CRP Of 2.1 Require Medical Consultation?
What was teh initial value?
Since this CRP was rechecked, It will be nice to know what the initial value was. If it is taking a downward trend, then it is good news. If it is increasing, then we have every reason to be concerned as this is not a good sign.
Though there are many potential side effects with statins, the benefits outweigh the risk. I will strongly encourage you to embrace and take statins, not because you would be totally comfortable if you develop any potential side effect especially muscle ache but because you stand to gain more comparatively.
Diet and exercise have failed to get your cholesterol under control. This requires medication to help get to the required targets. These measures are complementary and not mutually exclusive for best results.
High cholesterol associated to excess weight puts the heart at risk. Taking active steps including medications to reduce your risk should be priority. I caution that you shouldn't be too focused on side effects, if any, than the gains. Also, give it a try at least and only stop if you develop side effects.
I hope this clarifies, guides and helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
Any disease condition raises CRP!
CRP shows that there is an ongoing disease condition and is not specific to the heart. Tooth removal and skin eruption would certainly cause a raised CRP.
Good to know your calcium score was zero. Great news and now you must take active steps to avoiding the arteries from getting destroyed by high levels of cholesterol.
Statins will help lower cholesterol: 100% fact.
I wish you well. Feel free to follow up if need be.