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What Does Elevated Triglycerides Mean
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband (41 yrs) has sr.triglycerides 210 and vldl 42 . What do these results mean and what can he do about them?
HDL is good: Cholesterol. Triglycerides must be checked fasting to be reliable. ...Read more
No: It is not necessarily bad, triglycerides are a type of cholesterol, and can be dangerous with very high levels (over 200 but more over 500) and it's also dependent on whether your labs were drawn while fasting or not and what your sugar levels are. A good, balanced diet and exercise routine should be implemented nevertheless. ...Read more
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