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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
HDL is good: Cholesterol. Triglycerides must be checked fasting to be reliable. ...Read more
My husband (41 yrs) has sr.triglycerides 210 and vldl 42 . What do these results mean and what can he do about them?
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
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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