Welcome to YoungCrohns: Adventures with a Chronic Illness.
I’m Louise; a passionate advocate and patient of IBD as well as loving coffee, a good face mask and Mac & cheese.
I love sharing my tales and stories of living life with Crohn’s disease and a permeant ileostomy.
This section is dedicated to my own articles on aspects of IBD such as medications and deficiencies, as well as particular parts of ostomy life too.
Disclaimer: This information is based on my own research into this particular aspect of IBD as well as some personal experience and should not be used as medical advice or a diagnostic tool. The suggestions given within are taken from sources laid out in the references header. If you seek advice regarding the things you experience within your own disease, please contact your IBD team for medical advice. What is Inflammation & CRP? Inflammation is the process in which the body's white blood cells and substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. CRP - C-Reactive Protein is the most sensitive 'acute phase protein' and is the top choice in most situations when detection or monitoring of the acute phase response is required. It has a rapid response time and will rise within two hours of acute insult - surgery or infection, for instance. CRP has a short half-life (8 hours) and should peak and begin decreasing within 48 … [Read More...] about The What and Why: Inflammation & CRP