Increase in ESR

The ESR (also called erythrocyte sedimentation rate ) represents an index present in the blood : it is a sign of an ongoing inflammatory process. This is the rate of sedimentation of the corpuscular part present in the blood, which is deposited on the bottom of the test tube used for the analysis. One of the causes of an increase in ESR could be burns .

What are the remedies against the increase in ESR?

The ideal treatment to combat this ailment is to identify the root cause.

What are the diseases associated with the increase in ESR?

Among the pathologies associated with the increase in ESR there are:

  • anemia
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • gout
  • stroke
  • heart attack
  • hyperthyroidism
  • leukemia
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • pancreatitis
  • pneumonia
  • psoriasis
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • lung cancer
  • breast cancer

 It should be noted that this list is not exhaustive, it is therefore advisable to contact your doctor if the symptom persists.

Increased ESR, when to contact your doctor?

If blood tests reveal an increase in ESR, you will need to inform your doctor who will prescribe further investigation and testing.

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