It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Blood and Blood Vessel Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-27-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 26
BeingThin HB User
High ESR, Westergren blood result

Hey all,

I have been reading some threads, etc. I pray everyone is healthy and continues to be and pray that we all find some physical healing.

With that said, I was curious because I have no clue what this even means. What is an ESR, Westergren mean? I know it has to do with sedintary something or other but what does it mean if it's high? Does it mean you have arthritis? A blood issue? I read on the internet but there's so little info on it. It says something about inflammation. But what is inflamed? :-) Just thought i'd ask.

Thank you and have a great evening!

 
Old 06-27-2005, 09:10 PM   #2
Inactive
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 335
shnswms HB User
Re: High ESR, Westergren blood result

Hi BeingThin,

I tried to do some research for you this is what I came up with.

ESR:measurement of how quickly red blood cells fall to the bottom of a test tube. When swelling and inflammation are present, the blood's proteins clump together and become heavier than normal. Thus, when measured, they fall and settle faster at the bottom of the test tube. Generally, the faster the blood cells fall, the more severe the inflammation

Westergren: a method for estimating the sedimentation rate of red blood cells in fluid blood by observing the level to which the cells fall in one hour in a tube of 2 or 2.5 mm bore that is 300 mm long and is graduated downward in millimeters from 0 to 200 when 4.5 ml of venous blood is mixed with 0.5 ml of 3.8 percent aqueous solution of sodium citrate.

ESR is a common blood test used to test for arthritis. I'm assuming the high ESR refers to such things as rheumatoid arthritis, which is an inflammatory arthritis. Good luck!

 
The Following User Says Thank You to shnswms For This Useful Post:
chrysler120 (02-09-2012)
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
need help with diagnosis: high ESR, high MCV; granular casts, renal epithelial kitkatt79 Chronic Fatigue 6 04-06-2010 10:38 AM
Thyroid Antibodies/Normal TSH,T3,T4 herekittykitty Thyroid Disorders 30 03-18-2010 08:50 AM
is my high blood pressure causing me to be unwell ben1471 High & Low Blood Pressure 1 05-12-2009 03:10 PM
Should I be seeing a Cardiologist about my High BLood Pressure? nbelt207 High & Low Blood Pressure 3 02-17-2009 07:28 AM
Lisinopril and hctz causing high creatine ancc70 High & Low Blood Pressure 4 08-31-2008 08:04 AM





Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



midwest1 (9), Pottsey1 (7), ladybud (7), Cangal (6), japlopper (4), drs (3), femmedeviant (3), jennifer2019 (3), Mel52 (2), FLFLOWERGIRL (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1165), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:33 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!