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My HDL and triglycerides are very normal, but i have very High LDL what could be the reason? diet is minimal and not fatty,,I'm thin and have crohn's

My HDL and triglycerides are very normal, but i have very High LDL what could be the reason? diet is minimal and not fatty,,I'm thin and have crohn's

Probably genetic: We talk little about the genetic component to LDL problems but they're actually a bigger factor than diet and exercise -- we simply can't do anything about them. And much of the traditional "wisdom" about diet and cholesterol probably isn't even true. Stay fit and be ready to accept medication should your physician and perhaps a second opinion consider it right for you. ...Read more

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 do you suggest if my husband has triglyceride level of 370 at age 31 what is a reason and how to control it being vegetarian?

What do you suggest if my husband has triglyceride level of 370 at age 31 what is a reason and how to control it being vegetarian?

Other issues?: If he has diabetes, he needs better sugar control. If he drinks alcohol, he should stop. Recheck the level fasting. If it's remaining elevated on a vegetarian diet, with the other factors in check, it's likely genetic. There are meds that will lower it, but a comprehensive risk assessment is necessary to see if he should commit to lifetime drug treatment at his tender age. ...Read more

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My triglyceride level is 244 and HDL is 42 and sgpt is 116 what's the reason?

My triglyceride level is 244 and HDL is 42 and sgpt is 116 what's the reason?

Poss unrelated: The triglyceride and HDL levels are not as worrisome as the elevated SGPT which is a liver test. You might have a "fatty liver" from high triglycerides which in turn might be related to having elevated blood sugar levels. But it's also possible that the two are not related and you should be tested for hepatitis or other liver problems. ...Read more

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Could breastfeeding be the reason why my triglycerides are below 40?

Could breastfeeding be the reason why my triglycerides are below 40?

Contributing factor?: Breastfeeding lowers a woman's cholesterol and triglycerides (tg), and there has been an association of breastfeeding lowering a woman's chance of developing coronary artery disease later in life (all good things). Your level of 40, however, is too low. Causes of too low tg include malnutrition, hyperthyroid, or genetic conditions affecting fat absorption. Were your tg levels ok pre-pregnancy? ...Read more

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Triglycerides are high, others are ok. Had serious bad reaction to tricor (fenofibrate). Anything natural that can bring trig. #'s down?

Triglycerides are high, others are ok. Had serious bad reaction to tricor (fenofibrate). Anything natural that can bring trig. #'s down?

Yes: Lose weight cut out bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and sweets including alcohol. Exercise omega 3's from either fish oil or flax seed be checked for diabetes have your thyroid checked if still >500 you may have a familial process that may still require drug therapy. ...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 is the reason for sudden high palpitations?

What is the reason for sudden high palpitations?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Which one is better high LDL or high triglycerides ?

Which one is better high LDL or high triglycerides ?

Neither: LDL and triglycerides are the two bad forms of cholesterol. High levels of either are bad. High HDL would be good. ...Read more

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