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Old 06-19-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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What does High ESR mean?

My blood report says that ESR is 29mm fall first HR and the normal level is 0-15 for males. What does it mean ? Is it a cause of concern.
Also my total cholesterol level is 243 mg/dl which is considered high.
Is there a correlation between the two ?
And it is a cause of concern?

Also since these tests were held as part of the pre- employment screening for a company ,can the company deny employment based on these test results.

 
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Re: What does High ESR mean?

I can only answer one part of your question. ESR is an inflammatory marker in your blood so it shows that you have inflammation in your body. It can also be raised if infection is present.
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Re: What does High ESR mean?

i don't know that either would keep you from being hired but the cholesterol may impact your insurance with them, Some companies have programs to promote good health and charge more for pepople who have high risk factors - which that is.

 
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Re: What does High ESR mean?

It means you are at higher risk of heart disease than the average person. (If you're young, it's not an immediate risk, but by middle age it could be.)

It should not be a barrier to getting hired at most jobs, as long as you don't have heart disease NOW. However, you should see a doctor and a registered dietician about how to adjust your diet and health habits. Modest changes now could add years of good health to your life.

 
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I can only answer one part of your question. ESR is an inflammatory marker in your blood so it shows that you have inflammation in your body. It can also be raised if infection is present.
Thanks for your reply.

What are the chances of these inflammations being present in a 22 year old?
Also are there any other reasons that can cause high ESR?

 
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Re: What does High ESR mean?

You can Have a high esr rate at any age. They are the only reasons I know of high esr, I would not worry about it next time you get your blood checked it could be normal.
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Re: What does High ESR mean?

An ESR of 29 is abnormally elevated but could be from anything such as a cold. Even stress can make it go up to 20. It means you have inflammation from something somewhere in your body. It doesn't say what or where or why or anything. But if you had an ESR of 29 along with swollen red, hot joints, then the doc would test you for rheumatoid arthritis...although with Ra, you'd be more likely to be up in the 50's or 60's. The ESR can go up to 100.

If you feel fine, then it's probably from something that you had and are now getting over, such as a cold.

As for the cholesterol, it is high....but it has nothing to do with the ESR.

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An ESR of 29 is abnormally elevated but could be from anything such as a cold. Even stress can make it go up to 20. It means you have inflammation from something somewhere in your body. It doesn't say what or where or why or anything. But if you had an ESR of 29 along with swollen red, hot joints, then the doc would test you for rheumatoid arthritis...although with Ra, you'd be more likely to be up in the 50's or 60's. The ESR can go up to 100.

If you feel fine, then it's probably from something that you had and are now getting over, such as a cold.

As for the cholesterol, it is high....but it has nothing to do with the ESR.

Jenny(ESR normally in the 20's to 30 due to RA under treatment..high 50's if not under treatment)
Hi jenny

Thanks for your reply

The information provided by you really helps.

I have another query for you. I am only 22 so do I really need to worry about the cholesterol levels for now. Though I am thinking of inculcating some lifestyle and diet changes, apart from this should I really worry about it too much?

Thanks

 
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Re: What does High ESR mean?

Yes, you should ty to control the cholesterol now - rather than later so that there will be a later! Watch the fast food, fried food, heavy dressings, gravies, etc. Lean meats, fish, fresh veggies, whole wheat bread, fruit, are all good for you.

 
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