Symptoms of High Triglycerides
What exactly are triglycerides?
Triglycerides are a measure of the amount of fat in the blood.
What are reasonable triglyceride levels?
Normal triglyceride levels are below 150. Borderline high is 150-199, high is 200-499 and very high is over 500.
What causes a person’s triglyceride levels to be elevated?
Obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, and a diet that is high in fat may cause a person’s triglyceride levels to be elevated.
What are some of the symptoms that may be present when someone has high triglycerides?
A person who has high triglycerides is usually asymptomatic. If a person does have symptoms, he or she will see fatty deposits underneath the skin.
How will I know If I have high triglycerides?
Since a person with this condition rarely shows any symptoms, the only way to know for sure is to see one’s doctor and get a blood test.
What are some things that can be done to lower triglyceride levels?
A doctor may prescribe a medication that will lower triglyceride levels, but there are entirely a few things that a person can do that will reduce his or her triglyceride levels. Eating healthy and exercising can help a person reduce his or her standards.