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My doctor said my triglyceride level was too high (550) and wants me to begin taking omega 3. How will this help me? Any other suggestions?
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
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In brief: Improve diet...
Taking fish oil (omega 3 fatty acids) will improve the quality of fat that you have in your diet, improving the fat that is metabolized by your body and helping your triglyceride levels, you can also go to a very low fat diet and avoid alcohol to improve those levels as well.

In brief: Improve diet...
Taking fish oil (omega 3 fatty acids) will improve the quality of fat that you have in your diet, improving the fat that is metabolized by your body and helping your triglyceride levels, you can also go to a very low fat diet and avoid alcohol to improve those levels as well.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. Jesus Yap
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It is
Indeed it is but before you start treatment you have to know if you are diabetic or have thyroid problem or overweight as these conditions lead to high triglyceride also chronic alcoholism.
Once you rule out these secondary causes, before any drug treatment it is very important that you reduce your consumption of sugars, carbs and fats. It is also important to loose weight and a regular exercise.

In brief: It is
Indeed it is but before you start treatment you have to know if you are diabetic or have thyroid problem or overweight as these conditions lead to high triglyceride also chronic alcoholism.
Once you rule out these secondary causes, before any drug treatment it is very important that you reduce your consumption of sugars, carbs and fats. It is also important to loose weight and a regular exercise.
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap
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Dr. Maged Zaky
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Treatment options
Hypertriglyceridemia is type of hyperlipidemia, some people has pure hypertriglyceridemia without hyperchlosteroloemia, dieting and exercise is part of therapy as well, Lovaza is a pure type fish oil w/o risk of murcury toxicity, most insurance will cover that once triglyceride is more than 400, and you need 2 caps twice a day , I do recommend to add specific med like trilipex at least 3 ms, thx.

In brief: Treatment options
Hypertriglyceridemia is type of hyperlipidemia, some people has pure hypertriglyceridemia without hyperchlosteroloemia, dieting and exercise is part of therapy as well, Lovaza is a pure type fish oil w/o risk of murcury toxicity, most insurance will cover that once triglyceride is more than 400, and you need 2 caps twice a day , I do recommend to add specific med like trilipex at least 3 ms, thx.
Dr. Maged Zaky
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Dr. Kevin Lingle
also butter substitutes than contain plant sterols (smart balance, etc) can lower triglycerides (up to 10%)
Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Carnitine and B2
Fatty acid oxidation needs carnitine and b2 if they are lacking we create triglycerides.
The products that increases these are sugar and carbohydrates so go on low carb diet. Supplement carnitine 2gm per day and take riboflavin 100mg two or three times for 1 month and recheck levels. Eat lots of leafy vegetables for bulk.

In brief: Carnitine and B2
Fatty acid oxidation needs carnitine and b2 if they are lacking we create triglycerides.
The products that increases these are sugar and carbohydrates so go on low carb diet. Supplement carnitine 2gm per day and take riboflavin 100mg two or three times for 1 month and recheck levels. Eat lots of leafy vegetables for bulk.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
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