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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im 39,5'8",235 lbs no meds/no real med probs. my bloodwork read 377 triglycerides.HDL 25 & LDL 93. Whats that 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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