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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
Obesity,Hypertension: 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! Ask: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Fat: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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