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Many things: Trigylcerides are very amenable to lifestyle changes. Weight loss and exercise will helpt to lower trigylcerides. Certain modifications in your diet can be very helpful as well, such as reduction in simple carbodyrates (candy, sweets, soda, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta). ...Read more
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
Increased: Triglycerides that are high and HDL that is low are markers for increased risk of heart disease. I assume that these are fasting levels because non-fasting levels are inaccurate. Even though these numbers show increased risks, you can reverse your risk and improve the numbers. Regular exercise, decreased fats in diet, weight loss if needed and omega-3-fatty acids can all help. ...Read more
Increased risk: Hi. Your LDL and non-HDL (LDL + VLDL) are high; they are the atherogenic lipoproteins. Your HDL is low; that's the anti-atherogenic lipoprotein. Therefore, all those lipoprotein abnormalities increase your risk of atherosclerosis. Do you have a family history of premature heart attack? Do you have type 2 diabetes? Talk with your doc. It's better to prevent a heart attack than to treat one. ...Read more
Need Particle Data: High triglyceride (tg) is often a marker for high LDL particle number (ldl-p). As tg rise ldl-p rises. However, when tg is high the amount of cholesterol carried by LDL particles goes down. This often results in "normal" LDL cholesterol (ldl-c) and low hdl-c levels despite high (ldl-p). When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is high independent of ldl-c, hdl-c, tg levels. ...Read more
What medications can be prescribed for my High BP and Obesity? Triglycerides 165, BP 148/100, Glucose 104, BMI 50.4. HDL/LDL 44/115, TOTAL CHOL 192.
I commend you for being concerned about High BP and Obesity.
Medications can help High BP.
As per WHO--BMI above 40 is Obese Class III
IT is NOT WHAT you eat
It is What is Eating You!
What made you obese and for how long?
See Physician for Diagnosis, Medication, Balanced Diet 1500/Cal/day,
Exercise Program; follow up
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for eating behaviors, coping with stress. ...Read more
Not too bad.: Your risk of heart disease is increased a little over the average, but your 10 year risk of heart disease is actually fairly low. I guess 2%. Don't know your precise number because I do not know your blood pressure...Look at the Framingham Risk Score on line. Should put your mind at ease. Check your numbers with your doc so they can look at the bigger picture - Family history, other risks, etc. ...Read more
Dad heart attack at 50, I am 26 had a Ct angio at 23 with a score of 0, l.p. (a) 5, HDL 34, LDL 116, total cholesterol 165, triglycerides 75? Good?
+ family history: Hi. You have a family history of premature coronary disease, a substantial risk factor. You CT angio is great, as are your Lp (a) and triglycerides. Your HDL is low, and without high triglycerides, not a good target for treatment. Your LDL is above goal, and EASILY treatable (the only treatable target). Do you know what your dad's lipids are/were? I trust you don't smoke. ...Read more
Trigylcerides are 3 fatty acids linked to a glycerol molecule. They are used as an energy source for the body and excess triglycerides are deposited in fat (adipose) tissue. If one has an excess of trigylcerides, they can be associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease.
Best of luck! ...Read more
∆ LFHC Foods → HFLC,: ↓ body fat & ↑Activity. Triglycerides=fat molecules. Optimal <100 mg/dL. ↑ed concentrations drive acute pancreatitis & atherosclerosis. Trigs are ↑ed by high sugar/carb foods (rapidly converted by liver into fat for storage http://goo. Gl/H7mItd), obesity & low activity. Get LipoScience NMR particle test for insight. Crestor, Zetia & Vascepa 4, 000 mg/day can also help + other benefits. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Your body uses triglycerides to transport unneeded carbs to fat cells. First, avoid simple sugars. Get the "white" out of your diet (starches, white sugar, bread, and white rice). Concentrate on greens, and particularly deep green, like kale, spinach, etc. Second, exercise regularly. Your routine should include 10, 000 steps daily and aerobic activity for at least 30 minutes daily 4-5 days weekly. ...Read more
Trigylcerides are very amenable to lifestyle changes. Weight loss and exercise will helpt to lower trigylcerides. Certain modifications in your diet can be very helpful as well, such as recuction in simple carbodyrates (candy, sweets, soda, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta).
If trigylcerides remain high despite these lifestyle modifications, certain medications can be helpful as well. ...Read more
Triglycerides: Triglycerides are the fat storage molecules your liver makes generally from sugars and excess calories that you eat. They thicken up the blood and can lead to blockages and damage to arteries. ...Read more
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
Sugar in diet: Processed sugar, found in candy, sweets and processed foods (soda) can elevate your triglycerides. Try to avoid hidden fats such as luncheon meats, hot dogs and fatty food snacks such as chips. Eat low saturated fat-less meat and less fried foods since they can elevate triglyceride levels. ...Read more
Stop sugar----period: Although there are genetic caiuses, the commonest is sugar in all its forms. This includes diet drinks, candy, cookies, desserts across the board. John yudmin wrote a book ijn 1973 entitled "sweet and dangerous" his research showed that sugar was the major cause of heart disease and it is probably the reason that this is so common here. We consume 150 pouhds of sugar per capitum per annum. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: A weight-reducing and low carbohydrate diet (cut anything white by at least 50%) should have a dramatic effect. Cut alcohol to no more than 1 small drink per day. Increase exercise to 45 minutes a day. All of these should help a lot. A few meds may increase triglycerides (like Accutane and estrogen). If all else fails, fish oil in high doses is very effective. Good luck! ...Read more
Lose weight, diet: Triglycerides are dependent on genetic predisposition, but also affected by excess weight, carbohydrate intake, alcohol, medications, & metabolic disorders like diabetes & low thyroid. Having your doctor screen for these conditions, losing weight, cutting carbs & failing that, consideration for judicious use of appropriate medications under care of your doctor will help mitigate high triglycerides. ...Read more
First, would have the lab recheckedthe morning after at least 10 hour fast with the last evening meal being low cholesterol/low fat.
Then, see a doctor about how best to individualize therapy. Top considerations for medications would be a fenofibrate, niacin, and/or high potency omega 3. ...Read more
Trigylcerides are very amenable to lifestyle changes. Weight loss and exercise will help to lower trigylcerides. Certain modifications in your diet can be very helpful as well, such as reduction in simple carbohydrates (candy, sweets, soda, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta).
If triglycerides remain elevated despite lifestyle modifications, certain medications can be helpful as well. ...Read more
↓Carbs & Body Fat: Triglycerides: just type of fat molecule, look up on google images. ↑ed food carbs (=all sugars); esp. Simple ones, eg. Fructose (added to many foods), beyond what our vehicle rapidly burns, is converted (quickly) by liver (1st & later passes) into triglycerides, transported out (so liver cells do not get overloaded & die) & stored in fat cells, especially, visceral fat. Ldl particles > important! ...Read more
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