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What is the connection of elevated cholesterol and LDL with elevated CRP and normal triglycerides ?

What is the connection of elevated cholesteral (228) and LDL , (151)with normal triglycerides (78) and VLDL (16), HDL (61) and elevated CRP (3.45). have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia , and have had abnormal CRP (26.6), ANA and ESR (36) in the past. All RA, Lyme, multiple myeloma and lupus tests have been negative. Have had vertabral joint swelling about 4 years ago, extensive chondrocalcinoisis in right knee and meniscus surgery in both knees. I am a very active 64 yr old female.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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Hi,CRP is an acute phase reactant and is elevated in any inflammation occuring in body.Also high cholesterol levels with high CRP levels are known to occur in patients with metabolic syndrome-who have high cholesterol,obesity,high BP,Diabetes etc.In your case high CRP could be because fibromyalgia and also knee surgeries that you have undergone-so need not worry about CRP.Regarding high cholesterol level-as of now you can start lifestyle modifications-exercise regularly,eat low fat,high fiber diet-with lots of fruit,vegetables,oats etc,avoid bakery items and chats.Repeat your lipid profile after 3 months and later consult a physician and he will advise you regarding medications-if any needed to be started after going through your lipid profile.Hope this information is helpful to you.Take care and wish you good heallth.
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