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The Normal Range For Triglycerides

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Maybe you 've been eating fast food more often than you should, or you not getting your recommended two - and - half hours of exercise each week. Or, it could be that you smoke, your blood pressure is too high. Well, for whatever reason, you may be about your risk of getting heart disease. Well, few tests can help learn that risk, so you can start making healthy lifestyle changes to reduce it. Coronary risk profile is group of blood tests that measure your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Why is important to know these levels? Because if you have too many of these substances in your blood from eating foods burgers and French fries, they can clog your arteries. Eventually, your arteries can become so clogged that you 'll have heart attack or stroke. Men should have their cholesterol test by time they re 35. Women should have checked by age 45. If you have condition like heart disease, stroke, or high blood pressure, have your cholesterol checked now, no matter what your age. To measure your cholesterol, your doctor will give you blood test. If you are also having your triglyceride level check, you may be told not to eat or drink anything for 8 to 12 hours before test. Depending upon your heart risk, doctor may measure just your total cholesterol level, or your total cholesterol with your LDL, or bad cholesterol, HDL, or good cholesterol, and triglycerides. If you have average risk of getting heart disease, your goal is to have total cholesterol of less than 200 milligrams per deciliter, LDL cholesterol lower than 130 milligrams per deciliter, HDL cholesterol higher than 40 milligrams per deciliter if you re men or 50 if you re women - higher better, and triglycerides of less than 150 also, lower better. Although some like arthritis, can raise your cholesterol level, generally having high cholesterol means that you re at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. It's sign you to work harder to keep your heart healthy. If your cholesterol levels are that's great! That means that you are eating right, you are exercising, and you are taking good of your health. You don't need to have another cholesterol for about five years. But if your cholesterol level is high, or you 've already got heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, you 'll need to have your cholesterol levels more often. Keeping close tabs on your cholesterol and triglyceride levels is one way that you can take charge of your health, and change it for better.

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Why Are High Triglycerides Bad?

Very high levels of triglycerides associated with liver and pancreas problems. But studies show conflicting results on role of high triglycerides and risk of heart disease. Not all experts agree that triglycerides play significant role in heart problems. High triglycerides tend to show up along with problems, like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, high levels of bad LDL cholesterol, and low levels of good HDL cholesterol. So it is hard to know for sure which problems caused by high triglycerides alone. For instance, some people have genetic condition that seem to high triglyceride levels. But they do have increased risk of heart disease. Still, there is some evidence that high triglycerides, on their own, increase risk of disease. Other studies show that high triglycerides may only play minor role when other heart disease risks are taken into account. With ongoing studies, scientists hope to find out whether drugs that lower triglycerides also risks of heart disease. Overall, it's important to remember that improving diet and lifestyle will lower triglycerides and lower overall risk of heart and blood vessel problems.

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Controlling High Triglycerides: Medical Treatment

People with heart disease and high triglycerides need medication to bring down their levels. Fibrates can lower triglycerides. They modestly improve levels, too. Fish oil with - 3 fatty acids can help keep triglycerides under control. Ask your doctor whether you should use fish oil. Omega - 3 acids from plant like flaxseed may help. Niacin can lower triglycerides by up to percentage . It's available as non - prescription supplement and as prescription drug. Statins are standard drug for unhealthy cholesterol levels to reduce bad cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease. They also lower triglycerides. Pcsk9 Inhibitors are another class of medications that may be used in addition statins or by themselves. They have been found to prevent heart and strokes. They also lower cholesterol levels. Some doctors fibrates, fish oil, or niacin to help bring down triglyceride levels. Remember that to stay healthy keep your triglycerides down, you still have to focus on improving your lifestyle. When you talk to your doctor, discuss all of medicines, supplements, and vitamins you take. Some common drugs - like beta - blockers, birth control pills, and diuretics - can cause high triglycerides as side effect. It's possible that one of them could be your problem.

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