Other Related Factors
Do you have metabolic syndrome, diabetes or are obese, all three conditions by their nature would be considered inflammatory?
Have you been told that you have high levels of C-reactive protein or CRP (normal ranges are below 3.0 mg/L), a high SED rate Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) or a high plasma viscosity (PV)?
ESR: the normal range is 0-22 mm/hour for men and 0-29 mm/hour for women.
CRP: most people without any underlying health problem have a CRP level less than 3 mg/L and nearly always less than 10 mg/L.
PV: the normal range for adults is 1.50-1.72 mPA.
Do you have a history of gastrointestinal issues?
Do you have a history of traveling outside of the United States or outdoor living?
**Answering yes to any of the above question may make you more suseptable to low-grade inflammatory osteoarthritis