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High Triglycerides

Overview

High triglyceride is a condition where a certain type of fat is found at a high level in the bloodstream. It leads to several conditions such as heart disease. It also is one of the signs of metabolic syndrome.

Signs and Symptoms

Xanthomas

Common Causes

Inactivity, Obesity, Unhealthy diet

Risk Factors

Poor diet, Obesity, Lack of exercise, Smoking, Increasing age, Diabetes

Investigation Techniques

Blood test, Lipid profile, ECG

Treatment and Prevention

Cholesterol absorption inhibitors, Statins, Bile-acid-binding resins, Fibrates, Niacin, Omega-3 fatty acid supplements
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Information Updated on : Wed Feb 12 2020 08:04:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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