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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)

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


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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

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I am 18, and my triglyceride level is 157. Is that bad? What does that mean?

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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My cholesterol is 141mg triglycerides 66 and HDL 54 what does it mean?

Normal: This is a good lipid profile! total cholesterol should be <200, HDL or good cholesterol should be >40 and > 60 is better, triglyceride should be < 150. So your results are all normal. Take care ! ...Read more

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Why does my test show normal level of LDL and triglyceride but elevated level of hdl?

Why does my test show normal level of LDL and triglyceride but elevated level of hdl?

That' a good thing: The standard lipid panel measures levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations. High HDL is commonly associated with lower heart disease risk. ...Read more

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My cholesterol level is 211, everything indicates normal based on numbers triglycerides are at 194? What's this mean?

High triglycerides : A normal triglyceride level is 150 or less. Yours is high. To improve your triglycerides, increase your exercise level and avoid processed foods. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im 39,5'8",235 lbs no meds/no real med probs. my bloodwork read 377 triglycerides.HDL 25 & LDL 93. Whats that mean?

Im 39,5'8",235 lbs no meds/no real med probs. my bloodwork read 377 triglycerides.HDL 25 & LDL 93. Whats that mean?

Need some work.: Well, the triglycerides are high, HDL is low. This can be fixed, but needs some work. Regular cardiovascular exercise, proper diet, don't smoke, keep your weight in check. Supplement Niacin and fish oil. ...Read more

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My lipid profile shows s.Cholesterol=239, hdl=28, s.Triglycerides=345, ldl=162 and vldl=47. What does this mean?

My lipid profile shows s.Cholesterol=239, hdl=28, s.Triglycerides=345, ldl=162 and vldl=47. What does this mean?

Particle Problems: This lipid panel is common and often hides a greater problem. As tg rises the number of LDL particles rises. However, when tg is high the amount of cholesterol carried by LDL particles goes down. This often results in a much higher LDL particle number (ldl-p) than measured ldl-c levels. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is high independent of ldl-c, hdl-c, or tg values. Ldl-p <1000 is ideal. ...Read more

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What do cholesterol and triglyceride numbers mean for my heart?

What do cholesterol and triglyceride numbers mean for my heart?

Know your numbers: It's important to know your numbers. Ideal values are a total cholesterol < 180 mg/dl, triglycerides < 150 mg/dl, LDL as low as possible (close to 70 mg/dl) and HDL as high as possible (at least 50 mg/dl in women). ...Read more

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My recent blood chem shows that my triglycerides amd lymphocytes are above normal level.What does it mean?

My recent blood chem shows that my triglycerides amd lymphocytes are above normal  level.What does it mean?

What are the values?: The two findings are generally not related. It would be prudent to consult your doctor who ordered the test as all test results need to be evaluated in the total context of a person's health. ...Read more

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My fbs, cholesterol, ldl, and alt/sgpt are high, but my HDL and triglycerides are normal. What does this mean?

Concerns: Need to see a doctor. Elevated blood sugar, fasting, along with elelvated cholesterol are both risk factors for heart disease. Diabetes or pre-diabetes can often be associated with fatty liver, which can raise the liver function testes (alt/ast) even if the triglyceride level is normal. Important to get this addressed asap. ...Read more

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