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Doctor insights on: High Triglycerides

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What causes high triglyceride levels?

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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Triglyceride (Definition)

Fats from animal products contain these molecules which are made of three fat chains attached to a molecule called glycerol. They circulate in the blood stream and are used as building blocks and repair materials by your cells. Too many of them can contribute to plaque build ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of high triglycerides?

What are the symptoms of high triglycerides?

Depends : If high enough(greater than 500) can cause pancreatitis and abdominal pain and nausea and vomiting would be present if its related to poorly controlled diabetes, your sympyoms may be more related to the diabetes. Excessive thirst, frequent urination, change in vision, etc. Otherwise if high but not excessive no symptoms would be noted. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very high triglycerides?

Reduce carbs: Triglycerides are the result of your liver converting carbohydrates (i.e. Simple sugars, white bread, white pasta, etc.) into a fat. Reduce your consumption of these foods. Eat whole grain when possible. If have hamburgers/hot dogs, don't use buns. Can also use over the counter fish oils directed on the bottle. ...Read more

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What should I do for extremely high triglycerides?

Consult your MD: You can alter your diet to reduce carbohydrates and fats but depending on the level of triglycerides and any other health issues, medication may be needed. See this site for more info. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/532511_5. ...Read more

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How do the high triglyceride levels affect my health?

Depends on context: If the triglyceride level was obtained after you'd eaten, it means nothing. A lone elevated triglyceride level is a marker for increased coronary risk, though to what extent focusing on a lone abnormality instead of addressing the larger lifestyle issues that may be present isn't clear to me despite decades of following the business. Your physician may be able to give further guidance. ...Read more

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Causes and remedies of high triglyceride? its effect?

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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What impact does high triglycerides have on your health?

Triglycerides: It depends on how high. Very high levels can cause complications such a pancreatitis. However, most people who have elevated tg are between 150-400, and those levels generally don't cause significant disease. Avoid foods high in fat such as fast food, desserts, cheese, and rich meats. High tg are often seen in patients with diabetes and Insulin resistant states. ...Read more