Many of us are walking around with chronic inflammation, and the reaction can be extreme, presenting as arthritis (inflammation of joints), colitis (inflammation of the colon), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), or other inflammatory diseases. But inflammation can be chronic, low-grade, and the cause … Read More
advanced glycation end products
I was recently reviewing the labs of an 83-year-old patient and was pleasantly surprised to see that his primary care provider had ordered C-reactive protein (CRP) and hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) tests. These tests aren’t commonly included in standard blood work, but many experts agree that they should be.
They are simple, … Read More