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Normal Triglyceride Levels
So I saw a report that said normal triglyceride levels for my age are 0-89, and my triglyceride level is 155. What are triglycerides? Is this bad?
No: We usually consider under 200 to be normal. I would not worry at all about 155. ...Read more
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
Can any doc tell me what's the best way to naturally get my LDL and triglycerides to normal levels?
2 questions here: It is my belief that the current guidelines are outmoded. Risk is "direct, continuous, and linear." what that means is the higher the worse, the lower the better. I recommend triglycerides less than 100 measured after eating-again, the usual recommendations are fasting. However, there is much documented scientific support for my position. Potassium 4.1-4.5. Www, thepmc.Org. ...Read more
I have high triglycerides, normal cholesterol levels, but high iron levels in my blood. Any idea what this means? Thanks!
Not enough info: The high triglyceride can be dietary but liver disease and diabetes should be excluded. The high iron is only signficant if you have evidence of hemochromatosis which causes liver disease. You need a fasting serum transferrin saturation & fasting sugar, plasma ferritin and liver function tests. Elevated iron may simply be a sign of good health. ...Read more
Diet and meds: Triglycerides can be treated with lifestyle changes including, a low fat diet, regular exercise, and weight loss. Depending on the level medication or over-the-counter supplements may be necessary. Otc meds such as omega 3 fish oil and Niacin can be helpful if lifestyle changes fail. Medications that target triglycerides are available as well. ...Read more
That' a good thing: The standard lipid panel measures levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations. High HDL is commonly associated with lower heart disease risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are low non-fasting triglyceride levels (46 mg/dL) concerning if my diet is actually very normal (quite a lot of carbs, full-fat dairy)?
Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. I'm going to assume you're basically healthy. Especially, low triglycerides means nothing. Relax and be thankful for good health. ...Read more
Got my cholesterol levels back: Overall its 4.4 - (170 mg/dl) - HDL - 43 LDL - 140 - Triglycerides - 106? doesn't make sense. Normal?
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