Of all the bloodwork I had done when I first saw a specialist about my ED, my ultrasensitive CRP test seemed to give the most heartening results. The test is measured on a scale of 0-10, with normal range being between 1 and 3. The higher the number, the more CRP is in your blood, and this is supposed to be a rough measure of inflammation (and by extension heart disease, endothelial damage, and the test of the things that go with inflammation.
My score was a 0.92, which puts me in the "safe" zone.
Sounds great, and makes me feel a bit better about how much endothelial damage I might actually have. I want to have other tests done to look and calcium scoring on my heart, etc. But for now I'm wondering how the heck my level was so low. Everything I read about how to lower your CRP looks like stuff I ignored for years other than maybe three weeks before I had the test done.
Can three weeks of cutting out processed fatty foods and walking every day lower CRP into the "safe" zone?
Does a low CRP test really signify anything of import WRT ED?