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Dr. William Haynes
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Hypertriglyceridemia (Overview)

Usually greater than 150. If it gets too high it can cause pancreatitis.


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What medication treats hypertriglyceridemia?

What medication treats hypertriglyceridemia?

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%. ...Read more

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Dr. William Haynes
192 doctors shared insights

Hypertriglyceridemia (Overview)

Usually greater than 150. If it gets too high it can cause pancreatitis.


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If I change my diet will that cure hypertriglyceridemia?

If I change my diet will that cure hypertriglyceridemia?

Possibly: Modifying your diet can significantly improve your triglyceride although there is a familial triglycereidemia which is genetic based and not easily modifiable by diet. But the majority of people with hyper triglycereidemia can be helped by dietary modification. It is more important to reduce carbohydrates than fat to improve on triglyceride as it is Insulin secretion that leads to its formation. ...Read more

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How long do you need treatment for hypertriglyceridemia?

How long do you need treatment for hypertriglyceridemia?

As long as needed: The treatment for high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia ) is based on the cause. Is it genetic ( inherited)? In which case the treatment may be lifelong. Is it dietary, or lifestyle related? In which case if the causative factor can be improved or corrected then it resolves. Is it caused by another disease or perhaps a medication? If treated or removed then treatment may be completed. ...Read more

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Why would you primarily limit your carb and fat intake as treatment for hypertriglyceridemia?

Why would you primarily limit your carb and fat intake as treatment for hypertriglyceridemia?

A big part: Well serenity8 you got it from eating such things in the first place. You begin by doing so and the cure is avoidance. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chronic pancreatitis from hypertriglyceridemea?

Is it possible to have chronic pancreatitis from hypertriglyceridemea?

Perhaps: Hypertriglyceridemia can frequently lead to acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis, especially if recurrent, can lead to chronic pancreatitis. Other factors associated with chronic pancreatitis include alcohol use and smoking. ...Read more

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