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Doctor insights on: What Does Elevated Triglycerides Mean

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What are some good ways to lower triglycerides?

What are some good ways to lower triglycerides?

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

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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 does 303 in triglycerides mean?

What does 303 in triglycerides mean?

It's pretty high: Over the long run it can contribute to vascular disease. It can be due to overeating carbs and fatty food, lack of exercise, diabetes, low thyroid, genetics, and some other conditions. Diet and exercise are the first line treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my triglyceride level is low?

What does it mean if my triglyceride level is low?

Not abnormal: No adverse implications unless a marker for extreme weight loss by diet or illness. Check with your doctor, but congratulations! ...Read more

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My triglyceride result was 79 what does that mean?

My triglyceride result was 79 what does that mean?

Normal: your triglyceride level is normal. Triglyceride is a type of fat found in the blood and stored throughout the body. High levels can raise your risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

Not dangerous : A low triglyceride level is excellent. It indicates that you most likely have good Insulin sensitivity and are at low risk of diabetes. Nothing to worry about! ...Read more

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My husband (41 yrs) has sr.triglycerides 210 and vldl 42 . What do these results mean and what can he do about them?

Not important: Triglycerides (and VLDL) are not predictive of future events in men. More importantly are: what is his fasting sugar, LDL, and HDL? These are the important numbers. ...Read more

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What is the cutoff number for starting meds for high triglycerides? Husband has had high results for years - coming down but still elevated in 300s

What is the cutoff number for starting meds for high triglycerides? Husband has had high results for years - coming down but still elevated in 300s

See below: This is a complicated question. It really depends on his risk factors for coronary heart disease. There is no definite evidence that elevated triglycerides cause coronary disease. There is also no evidence that treating lipid abnormalities in a patient who is not very high risk, nor has established CAD, will prevent a heart attack. Fish oils(omega 3)lower triglycerides. See http://bit.ly/1NzU5fR ...Read more

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What does it mean if a 4 year old had 219mg of triglycerides?

What does it mean if a 4 year old had 219mg of triglycerides?

Would be very high: 95% of girls aged 5 to 9 have tg levels lower than 120 mg/dl, and boy's levels are lower (levels for 4 year olds are not as well-established). It's not clear at this age if isolated high tgs (with otherwise normal cholesterol) reflect a major risk factor for atherosclerosis, although risk of pancreatitis may be a concern. Healthy diet & regular exercise, along with follow-up will be important. ...Read more