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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 ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

Means: It is lower than the normal adult range. It could indicate a low carb diet, intense exercise, use of medications that lower your triglycerides or poor nutritional status ...Read more

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Causes and remedies of high triglyceride? its effect?

USUALLY: High triglycerides are from DIETARY sources but there are forms of FAMILIAL high triglycerides PLUS a VERY COMMON SYNDROME...called the "METABOLIC SYNDROME" seen with TYPE 2 (non-insulin dependent) Diabetes!
Ask your Health Care Professional about what the CAUSE of your high lipid (fat) level is since the REMEDIES DEPEND UPON THE CAUSES!
Hope this helps!
Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is there any risk involved in extreme low level triglyceride?

Depends how low: Sometimes a very low triglyceride level can be a marker of malabsorption of fat or of a genetic disorder of lipid metabolism that can be associated with other abnormalities. In most cases, however, it simply represents a normal or low level of circulating fats used for energy and most likely s a good thing. ...Read more

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What would cause the increase of triglycerides & how to cure it?

Genes and diet: Many people inherit high triglycerides if they become overweight. Good news is that they are very sensitive to weight loss through diet and exercise. Low carb diets work best. Alcohol, Estrogens (contraceptive pill) and Accutane can increase triglycerides too. If these fail then try fish oil, but high doses may be needed. Hope this helps you out. ...Read more

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Triglycerides at 1.16 mmol - is this abnormal or cause for concern?

No: Your triglyceride levels are in the normal range. However, you should have also checked you total cholesterol, HDL and LDL. ...Read more

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My triglycerides are 0.4mmol/l.Is this a healthy level or is it too low.

Normal: You have a low level of triglycerides, but it is not pathologic. What are the results of rest of your lipid studies? ...Read more

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Can triglycerides be too low? If so, what effect would this have on you?

No: They can't be too low - low is good. However, the lowest tgs one ever encounters are in people who are starving. Are you starving? ...Read more

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My triglycerides level is 379. What could have caused this and how do I control it?

Diet: High carbohydrate diet such as simple sugars lead to high trigs. Limit white rice, white bread and potatoes. Sweets and candy and alcohol all will raise the levels too.
You may also check with your doctor to make sure you are not developing type 2 diabetes. Best of luck ...Read more

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What can cause high triglycerides? I have 570 very high what can i do to bring it down?

See below: Be or attempt normal weight. Exercise daily. Eat a plant based diet - vegetarian is best. Avoid Butter, oil, processed simple carbs and XS alcohol. Olive oil and 6-12 oz of wine per day is okay. Eat fish, bean, veggies, fruits, some bread, rice ,pasta, oatmeal, nuts. Don't smoke. Choose better parents! ...Read more

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My triglycerides are 325 nonfasting for first time ever. What would cause it? Should I worry?

My triglycerides are 325 nonfasting for first time ever.  What would cause it?  Should I worry?

Maybe: Numbers are just numbers. A bigger picture is needed to make sense of them. The first question is always, "Why was the lab test done?" One needs a follow-up visit with her doctor to discuss lab results. That said, a triglyceride level of 325 is high and it's very likely that something needs to be done. Cholesterol numbers worsen with improper foods and drinks, lack of exercise, unlucky genetics. ...Read more

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I have a very high triglyceride score and have been taking gempid 600 mg for last two years. Is this proper medicine for the cause?

Hypertriglyceridemia: Gemfibrozil is prescribed for high triglyceride. Your response should be followed by your doctor. ...Read more