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A 24-year-old male asked:

worried about triglyceride level at 178 and fibrinogen activity level is low at 183 mg/dl ref range(175-425) have been feeling shortness of breath?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: How tall are you and how much do you weigh? If you are even slightly overweight, lose weight, not easy, but essential. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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