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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
Triglycerides: A form of fat increased by eating high trans-fats or processed carbohydrates and inversely related to HDL which is the good cholesterol.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Triglycerides: Sugar: Triglycerides are the fat storage molecules that the body produces from excess sugars or carbs in the diet. They can be reduced naturally without med ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience in Clinical Lipidology
Risk Can Be Elevated: Triglycerides (tg) are blood fats that are elevated for many reasons. Often, high tg occurs with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low "good" cho ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Less fat and sugar: Lowering triglycerides can be achieved by eating a low fat, low sugar diet. With respect to grains eat whole wheat bread/pasta, basmati or brown rice, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience in Endocrinology
Not dangerous : A low triglyceride level is excellent. It indicates that you most likely have good Insulin sensitivity and are at low risk of diabetes. Nothing to wor ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience in Endocrinology
Low carbohydrate: A weight-reducing and low carbohydrate diet (cut anything white by at least 50%) should have a dramatic effect. Cut alcohol to no more than 1 small dr ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Multiple: Lose weight, exercise, limit alcohol. Control blood sugars if you are diabetic. Make sure your thyroid is not underactive. Low fat diet.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Triglycerides : To lower your triglycerides, cut your carb intake dramatically and add omega 3s.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Cholesterol Numbers: Yes. That is the simple answer. I see that you are on atorvastatin. Was this newly added? Statin drugs, especially when combined with good diet and ex ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan williams
22 years experience in Endocrinology
Metformin: Metformin can be used off-label to treat fatty liver disease, assuming all other causes have been excluded.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Triglycerides: Nope. Triglycerides are fat storage molecules made from excess sugars in the diet. It is a measurement of whether one's diet is appropriate or relyin ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not a good idea: High triglycerides are a risk factor for acute pancreatitis. You may wish to call your doctor to renew prescription before your next visit.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
I'll try: Cholesterol has several components including LDL and hdl. High LDL (especially when the particles are small and dense) is felt to be an important ris ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
See below: It's main effect is to lower TG. It has no effect on LDL cholesterol. It's effect on mortality and major adverse cardiac events is modest at best.
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
57 years experience in Neurology
Take your conv.meds: Take the conventional antiepileptic medications prescribed by your doctor; also take vitamin suplements. Stay away from anecdotal cases that lead to t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Tech Hida scan: A tech hida scan next to check on function and possible blockages in biliary tree. Then a visit with your local GI doc or surgeon. A scoping procedur ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Doubt it's heart: Though triglycerides are high it is still very unlikely that its your heart. Heart attacks in 23 y/o very very unlikely. However it is obviously conce ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Unlikely: Speak to your doctor , may give you different medication or reduce the dose , cholesterol reducing statin medications are great , muscle weakness , po ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Just a little: Try dieting. (a vegetarian diet would fix you up!)
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
Not abnormal: No adverse implications unless a marker for extreme weight loss by diet or illness. Check with your doctor, but congratulations!
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience in Cardiology
Next give in mgms: u have low HDL, control ur wt. to ideal, regular exercise, moderate carbohydrate diet.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
38 years experience in Cardiology
Many reasons: Genetic disorder , diabetes , hyperlipidemia and eating too many carbs and alcohol are some of the reasons.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Medications?: These 2 tests are not directly related. Tg is a cholesterol test, and is related to intake of starch and sugars (carbs). Alt is a liver function test. ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
50% of cholesterol: Triglycerides increase with sugar intake and can be reduced with 1. No sugar, 2. Supplement of fish oil (epa).
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