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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean To Have Low Triglycerides

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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!

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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 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!

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What does it mean when the level of triglycerides is high (575 mg/dl) and there is low LDL (78 mg/dl) in patient suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis?

What does it mean when the level of triglycerides is high (575 mg/dl) and there is low LDL (78 mg/dl) in patient suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis?

Triglycerides: Is an acute reactant and a reactant to alcohol which is a product of ketoacidosis. When you take triglyceride level after drinking spree, it goes high and is thought to contribute to the development of pancreatitis. It also goes up during stress of illness. I am actually amazed that LDL level was determined with triglyceride being above 400.

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Cholesterol is not terribly high and so is triglyceride. Vitamin d level is low like 15.8 ng/ml. What does that mean?

Cholesterol is not terribly high and so is triglyceride. Vitamin d level is low like 15.8 ng/ml. What does that mean?

Vitamin D deficiency: Vitamin d deficiency occurs from lack of sun exposure and inadequate vitamin d supplements. Over time it can cause bone loss and possibly other problems. Your physician can guide you in how much vitamin d to take.

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What could it mean if I have high triglycerides (210 mg/dl) and low blood pressure (87 sys/ 61 dia) with dizziness?

What could it mean if I have high triglycerides (210 mg/dl) and low blood pressure (87 sys/ 61 dia) with dizziness?

Need for evaluation: The triglyceride levels and blood presurre are not likely to be related and need to be addressed invidually. However, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without detalied history, physical examination and may be additional tests. Please discuss the matter with your doctor who ordered the lab tests.

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How to low triglycerides level?

Many ways: Start with good healthy diet. Protein fruits and vegetable. Exercise at least 1 hour per day. Then if still elevated levels you may have to take medication to help bring the levels down

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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.

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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.

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My triglycerides is 75 is that normal, high or low?

Yes: Though triglycerides level is affected by the last time you ate. It is also important to know your HDL and LDL and other coronary disease risk factors like obesity, smoking, HTN and dm.

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Is there any risk involved in extreme low level triglyceride?

Is there any risk involved in extreme low level triglyceride?

Depends how low: Sometimes a very low triglyceride level can be a marker of malabsorption of fat or of a genetic disorder of lipid metabolism that can be associated with other abnormalities. In most cases, however, it simply represents a normal or low level of circulating fats used for energy and most likely s a good thing.

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My triglycerides are 0.4mmol/l.Is this a healthy level or is it too low.

Normal: You have a low level of triglycerides, but it is not pathologic. What are the results of rest of your lipid studies?

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Can triglycerides be too low? If so, what effect would this have on you?

No: They can't be too low - low is good. However, the lowest tgs one ever encounters are in people who are starving. Are you starving?

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What are the causes and implications of extremely low levels of triglycerides?

Healthy: I'm not aware of any disease process that results from triglycerides that are too low. We consider low tg to be exceedingly healthy. If yours are low, congratulations!

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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.

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Can pumpkin help low bad triglycerides?

Not the key: Ignore everything you read online about food choices, especially vegetables / fruits that are magic / "superfoods". Hit the aerobic fitness circuit hard; fitness and waistline are more important goals than lowering a number from the lab. Consider starting on meds for your hypertension and diabetes.

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Are there side effects from having low triglycerides?

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!

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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.

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Is there anything that can cause low triglycerides yet high alt?

Medications?: These 2 tests are not directly related. Tg is a cholesterol test, and is related to intake of starch and sugars (carbs). Alt is a liver function test. It is possible, however, that a medication you may be taking to lower your cholesterol could be raising your alt.

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What is causing my cholesterol to be high and my triglycerides low?

Probably genetic: I would not worry about the low triglycerides - that is a goo thing. The high cholesterol is most likely determined by genes, though thyroid, liver and kidney disease can rarely contribute. You should have these conditions excluded, and your HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels checked. If the LDL cholesterol is high then you may need treatment depending on your medical and family history.