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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Low Triglycerides

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Cause of low triglyceride and cholesterol level?

Cause of low triglyceride and cholesterol level?

Hyperthyroidism, etc: Causes of low tryglycerides and cholesterol include a low fat diet, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) malabsorption syndrome (conditions in which the small intestine does not absorb fats well), malnutrition, anorexia nervosa, and certain medications. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003493.htm

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Triglyceride (Definition)

Are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo. Gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more


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Can pravastatin cause excessively low triglycerides?

Can pravastatin cause excessively low triglycerides?

Not usually.: Pravastatin has a weak effect on lowering triglycerides. Not really sure that there is an excessively low trig. Some folks are born with a rather low baseline number.

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Is there anything that can cause low triglycerides yet high alt?

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. It is possible, however, that a medication you may be taking to lower your cholesterol could be raising your alt.

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What can cause low triglyceride levels and low thyrotropin levels? My triglyceride level is 42 and my thyrotropin level is 1.04. Results from 4.5.14

What can cause low triglyceride levels and low thyrotropin levels? My triglyceride level is 42 and my thyrotropin level is 1.04. Results from 4.5.14

Normal: Hi. That thyrotropin (TSH) is normal, not low. It suggests you have normal thyroid function (assuming you have normal pituitary function). And your triglycerides at face value would just suggest you're very insulin-sensitive (a good thing), although genetic influences are certainly possible. To your good health!

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What would cause low triglycerides yet high ALT liver level?

What would cause low triglycerides yet high ALT liver level?

Abetalipoprotinemia: A rare genetic condition causing low ldl, and triglyceride levels, due to a deficiency in an enzyme called "mtp". Usually presents early in life with bad fatty diarrhea (steatorrhea) and fat accumulation in the liver. Fat in the liver (fatty liver) can raise the liver function tests. Danger here is malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins a, d, e and k. Vit e def. Can cause neurologic symptoms.

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What are the causes of high triglycerides and low hdl?

What are the causes of high triglycerides and low hdl?

Sweets & alcohol: Most common cause is high intake of sweets (candy, juice, pop, gatorade, etc.), uncontrolled diabetes (high blood sugar), and consumption of alcohol (which our body process as a type of sugar). Avoid sweets, especially those in liquid form, control diabetes (if you have it), limit alcohol to 1-2 drinks per day at most. Exercise at least 5 days a week, keep a healthy weight.

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What are the causes and implications of extremely low levels of triglycerides?

Healthy: I'm not aware of any disease process that results from triglycerides that are too low. We consider low tg to be exceedingly healthy. If yours are low, congratulations!

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What could be the cause of all of these symptoms at the same time? - high troponin - low RBC and low wbc - very high b12 - low triglycerides

Symptoms: You are reporting laboratory findings these are not symptoms. This combination of findings is not specific for any one thing and could be due to several simultaneous problems. These things need to be evaluated by the Doc with the whole picture of the patients symptoms, physical findings and lab information.

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Tsh 5.4, T4 7.6 plus low red blood cell count, high ldl, hdl, vldl & triglycerides r high. What other test can tell me what caused my thyroid to stop?

Tsh 5.4, T4 7.6 plus low red blood cell count, high ldl, hdl, vldl & triglycerides r high. What other test can tell me what caused my thyroid to stop?

It doesn't matter: A test of antithyroid antibodies may suggest that thyroiditis caused your decline in thyroid level, but it doesn't matter since the appropriate therapy is brand name T4 replacement, no matter what the cause. Also, your minimal level of thyroid deficiency is insufficient to cause you lipid abnormalities. Look for other causes, such as genetics, weight, diet, inactivity, etc.

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How to low triglycerides level?

How to low triglycerides level?

Many ways: Start with good healthy diet. Protein fruits and vegetable. Exercise at least 1 hour per day. Then if still elevated levels you may have to take medication to help bring the levels down

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What causes high triglyceride levels?

Many causes: Triglycerides (fat) can by elevated by many causes. Diet, including both fat and sugar intake can do this. Medications, other diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, or liver disease can also cause high tg's. Alcohol, estrogen, are common causes and finally less common, but often more severe are genetic or inherited disorders of triglyceride metabolism.

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What does it mean if my triglyceride level is low?

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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Can fishoil causes increase in triglyceride level?

Fish oil: We use fish oil to treat high triglycerides. I suppose in some circumstance it might be associated with an increase in triglycerides but since we use it to lower them, probably not very common.

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My triglycerides is 75 is that normal, high or low?

Yes: Though triglycerides level is affected by the last time you ate. It is also important to know your HDL and LDL and other coronary disease risk factors like obesity, smoking, HTN and dm.

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What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

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 worry about!