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I want all my patients to have a hs-CRP blood test

Elevations in CRP suggest increased risk of cardio-vascular disease. 

 

If it is elevated, I would recommend Omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil). his is a natural intervention for the treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD). Certain omega-3 fatty acids have biochemical properties that promote atherosclerotic plaque stability and thereby decrease the incidence of cardiac ischemia and  ischemic cardiac arrhythmias. An ever-increasing body of evidence supports the role for omega-3 fatty acids, i.e. fish oil, in  through a role as anti-arrhythmic agents, through anti-thrombotic effect, and through atherosclerotic plaque stabilization, probably as a result of topical anti-inflammatory action.

 

 

Dosage requirement is between 2 and 3 grams per day, in divided doses.  Generally, the preferred cardiac ratio of 3:2 EPA/DHA, but in inflammatory conditions the EPA/DHA ratio does a bit better at 6:1.

 

I recommend either EPA-DHA 720 or EPA-DHA 6:1 enteric coated. These can be purchased on the Metagenics link.

 

 

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