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What is the best treatment for high triglyceride levels?

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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Depends on how high the triglycerides (tg's) are.
If greater thatn 500mg/dl then we do try to lower them with diet and medications to prevent pancreatitis. Depending on the cause, dietary restriction of fats and or sugar/carbohydrates will be required. High dose fish oils ( omega #) along with lipid lowering meds such as fibrates , niacin, and statins may also be needed to lower tg's.

In brief: Depends

Depends on how high the triglycerides (tg's) are.
If greater thatn 500mg/dl then we do try to lower them with diet and medications to prevent pancreatitis. Depending on the cause, dietary restriction of fats and or sugar/carbohydrates will be required. High dose fish oils ( omega #) along with lipid lowering meds such as fibrates , niacin, and statins may also be needed to lower tg's.
Dr. James Underberg
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
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In brief: Diet and meds

Triglycerides can be treated with lifestyle changes including, a low fat diet, regular exercise, and weight loss.
Depending on the level medication or over-the-counter supplements may be necessary. Otc meds such as omega 3 fish oil and Niacin can be helpful if lifestyle changes fail. Medications that target triglycerides are available as well.

In brief: Diet and meds

Triglycerides can be treated with lifestyle changes including, a low fat diet, regular exercise, and weight loss.
Depending on the level medication or over-the-counter supplements may be necessary. Otc meds such as omega 3 fish oil and Niacin can be helpful if lifestyle changes fail. Medications that target triglycerides are available as well.
Dr. Louis Krenn
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