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Recently had a blood test which has shown my Tryglycerides at 331, normal is 150, very high 500, I dont understand why mine is high, I exercise 1 hr per day a lot of the time 2 hrs per day fast walking, I'm 89kgs 190cm height, 64 yrs old, should I be concerned and make a big effort to reduce this, do some people have high Triglycerides which is never a problem or is it a problem to be concerned about? 

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where did you have the test? I had one a couple of years ago in bkk that had a few highs including this. Went home had all the tests again which came up with no problems

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Triglycerides affected most by carbohydrates and sugar. Cut back and continue exercise and it will drop

 

 

Also high doses of fish oil (2 or 3x) label dosages will also lower triglycerides

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There's still a good deal of disagreement worldwide on this topic. A doctor would almost certainly recommend you start taking statins, others might say such a cure is worse than the problem. It's a fact that lipids are necessary to your health and that the body itself manufactures them, clearly to excess in some cases. Modern medicine tends to take a one-size-fits-all approach to 'elevated levels', which themselves are sometimes revised as research progresses. Reading 'information' on the Internet only serves to confuse with conflicting opinion, but most researchers would agree that the causes of raised levels are complex, involving perhaps environment, lifestyle, diet and hereditary factors, among others, and that modifying said factors will, over time, help to bring your three types of lipid more into healthy balance.

 

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As already said cut all refined carbohydrates and Triglycerides will drop like a stone.

 

As opposed to HDL/LDL which fluctuate much more slowly, Triglycerides levels can vary quite a lot in a single day. 3-4 days on a zero to low carb/high saturated fat diet might well halve a score of 331. Of course it will go right back up again if you resume the carbs.

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38 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

where did you have the test? I had one a couple of years ago in bkk that had a few highs including this. Went home had all the tests again which came up with no problems

Had the test done at Bangkok(Siroji) Phuket, went for PSA blood test the doc did more, PSA 0.441 so all good there, I avoid Sugar and try to a avoid bad fat but food and its contents just baffles me, I will try the one meal a day and see if that helps.

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Much matters on the proper fasting period prior to the blood sample being drawn.  Some medical workers will tell you this is not important.  

 

Also it seems to matter what you eat the day before.  I was once cautioned about high cholesterol in my younger days.  Before doing the test they told me that what I eat the day before the test doesn't matter, as the test looks at "the big picture."  Ok, so the day before I supped at KFC.  The doctors were worried about the  numbers, and I convinced them to do the test again.  Two weeks later with my normal eating routine and the numbers were relatively good.

 

 

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1 hour ago, tonray said:

 

 

 

Also high doses of fish oil (2 or 3x) label dosages will also lower triglycerides

There is some controversy about the efficacy of fish oil. It is also a triglyceride, the difference being in the omega-3 fatty acid moiety. While there's plenty of stuff on Google with claims, the more authoritative sources have divided opinions.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS014067361060445X/fulltext

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2 hours ago, Badrabbit said:

should I be concerned and make a big effort to reduce this

I'm 82kgs, 183cm height, 60 yrs old, my TG's are 45mg/dl

 

 

 

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High triglyceridea are indeed a risk.

 

What were the rest of the  lipid panel (HDL, LDL) and your fasting glucose or Hb1Ac?

 

And when did you last have your triglycerides measured, with what results?

 

Do you smoke?

 

There is a fairly common genetic condition that leads to elevated trigs but usually the LDL would also be high.

 

If HDL, LDL and glucose were all normal, you don't smoke and prior trig levels were also normal then the first thing I would do is repeat the test at a different lab (such as https://www.andalab.net/health_check_up/programs/)  Lab errors are not unknown.

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1 hour ago, Sheryl said:

High triglyceridea are indeed a risk.

 

What were the rest of the  lipid panel (HDL, LDL) and your fasting glucose or Hb1Ac?

 

And when did you last have your triglycerides measured, with what results?

 

Do you smoke?

 

There is a fairly common genetic condition that leads to elevated trigs but usually the LDL would also be high.

 

If HDL, LDL and glucose were all normal, you don't smoke and prior trig levels were also normal then the first thing I would do is repeat the test at a different lab (such as https://www.andalab.net/health_check_up/programs/)  Lab errors are not unknown.

LDL Cholesterol s1 unit 3

Cholesterol 214

Cholesterol s1 unit 5.5

Triglyceride 325

HDL CHolesterol 38

HDL Cholesterol s1 0.98

LDL Cholesterol 110

Triglycerides s1 unit 4

Glucose 

Glucose fastingxs1 unit 5.38

Glucose fasting 97

 

I dont smoke.

Test done 2 yrs ago thing triglyc was about 303

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2 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

I'm 82kgs, 183cm height, 60 yrs old, my TG's are 45mg/dl

 

 

 

I'm no doc, how on earth do you manage to get 45, do you eat virtually nothing? 

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