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what medication treats hypertriglyceridemia?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Hypertriglyceridemia: Three classes of medications are appropriate for the management of major triglyceride elevations: fibric acid derivatives, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids. High doses of a strong statin (simvastatin, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin) also lower triglycerides, by as much as approximately 50%.
Dr. William Haynes
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Fish oil best: While there are several treatments, the most effective and safest treatment for hypertriglyceridemia is fish oil. The effective dose is usually 3600 mg of dha+epa (in any combination), which can lower severe very high triglyceride levels by 50-80%. Prescription Lovaza and vascepa fish oils are both effective, but over the counter fish oil is much cheaper and works just as well.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long do you need treatment for hypertriglyceridemia?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Tg: As long as you need to. Work on improving what you eat, more fruits, salad. Avoid diabetes, or treat diabetes. Let your doctor guide treatment.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: hypertriglyceridemia?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
High triglycerides: Usually greater than 150. If it gets too high it can cause pancreatitis.
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Help docs, is hypertriglyceridemia a kind of cardiopulmonary disease?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: It's a metabolic disease and risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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