When you’ve been injured or have an infection, your body will likely respond with an increase in C-reactive protein, also known as CRP. Let’s take a closer look at why.
Zooming into the blood on a microscopic level, when there’s injury or infection, or if there’s anything in your bloodstream that’s not supposed to be there, macrophages will show up in droves. Macrophages are specialized white blood cells that chase, chomp down, and destroy foreign substances, cancer cells, and infectious bacteria. (See a macrophage in action here—after giving chase, it finally engulfs the invaders at :19 This is a good thing. Continue reading
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