• thalin thalin
    February 09, 2012
    I m a high triglyceride level (over 700) what will be happen?and now 4 month under treatment. when i can check my blood test again? the best way to reduce high triglyceride level?
    thalin thalin
    February 09, 2012

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  • Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    February 09, 2012
    Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    February 09, 2012

    HiThalin:

     

    Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association:

     

    Total cholesterol less than 200
    HDL cholesterol at least > 40, ideally > 60
    LDL cholesterol at least less than 130, ideally less than 100
    Triglycerides less than 150

     

    Having a triglyceride range over the recommended value of 150 increases your risk for heart disease and may be linked to other conditions such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, poorly controlled diabetes, etc... It is known to also contribute to atherosclerosis (hardening or thickening of arteries) - which increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. 

     

    I've attached an article discussing triglycerides even further:

    Triglycerides Why They Matter and How to Lower Them

     

    After being on a steady treatment plan, it is typical, depending on the physician, you would recheck your lab anywhere from 6 weeks to a few months.

     

    Best Regards,

    Tara


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