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What does Elevated ESR Mean?

This is a clinical video with an excellent explanation of exactly what ESR is and why it’s important to pay attention to an elevated ESR reading. The ESR rate is a general measurement of the blood that can be used to gauge the overall blood health. Elevated ESR readings can indicate a systemic type of infection or , and is used as a first level indicator that there is something wrong. It is non-specific, so there isn’t any indication of the part of the body that may be affected, and there are standards of average set for men, , children and infants. Anyone that has concerns about an ESR level will find this video a great help in understanding why your medical provider would use an ESR reading.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFXP3KFx1Ao

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.