C-reactive protein levels can test normal if an individual eats an appropriate diet, exercises frequently, takes certain medications and quits smoking, explains eMedicineHealth. The liver produces the C-reactive protein as a result of inflammation that occurs in the body, states SFGate.Continue Reading
C-reactive protein treatment involves preventing and reducing the risks of cardiovascular diseases, as stated by eMedicineHealth. Measures that can be taken to prevent elevated levels of C-reactive protein include loss of weight as well as proper control of diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Statin is a drug that lowers cholesterol levels in the body, thus reducing the levels of C-reactive protein, according to eMedicineHealth. Aspirin is unable to reduce C-reactive proteins levels in healthy individuals, but can significantly lower these levels in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Oral diabetes drugs such as thiazolidinediones can aid in lowering of C-reactive protein levels in patients with or without type 2 diabetes.
The Mediterranean diet plays a key role in lessening inflammation, resulting in low levels of C-reactive protein, notes SFGate.This diet contains foods that are enriched with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and whole grains. Other sources of omega-3 fatty acids include flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts and canola oil. Inflammatory conditions such as joint, digestive and heart problems soar C-reactive protein levels, so patients with high levels of this condition should avoid foods that cause inflammation. These foods include processed grains, foods with added sugars and saturated or trans fats.Learn more about Medical Ranges & Levels