Triglycerides

High Triglycerides

High triglycerides in the blood occur in about 10 percent of people. They are more common in men and Caucasians. High triglycerides do not cause symptoms, so many people are unaware that their level is too high. Most people find out that they have high triglycerides though a blood test, such as a lipid panel.
 
High triglycerides may not cause problems over days, weeks, or months. But over years, they can increase your chances for heart disease or a heart attack. The main goal of treatment is to lower your levels enough to reduce your risk of these dangerous conditions. For people with high triglycerides and low HDL, treatment will be more aggressive because these factors significantly increase a person's chance for heart disease.
 
(Click High Triglycerides or Lowering Triglycerides for more information on ways to lower triglycerides.)
 
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