Overview

High Triglycerides?

Triglycerides are the most common form of fat in the body. Your body stores and uses this type of fat for energy between meals and provides fuel for muscles to work. If the level of triglycerides in your blood is elevated, it could mean you’re at high risk for health problems.

Symptoms

What are the signs of High Triglycerides?

Most people with high triglycerides have no signs or symptoms.

Causes

What are the causes of High Triglycerides?

Common causes or risk factors for high triglycerides include:

Family history of high cholesterol

Family history of high cholesterol

Overweight or obesity

Overweight or obesity

Poor diet

Poor diet

Ageing

Ageing

Family history

Family history

Lack of physical activity

Lack of physical activity

Smoking

Smoking

Diabetes

Diabetes

High intake of alcohol

High intake of alcohol

Liver or kidney disease

Liver or kidney disease

High blood pressure

High blood pressure

Certain medications (e.g., diuretics, hormones, corticosteroids, beta-blockers)

Certain medications (e.g., diuretics, hormones, corticosteroids, beta-blockers)

Menopause

Menopause

Thyroid disease

Thyroid disease

Diagnosis

How do I know if I have High Triglycerides?

To diagnose atherosclerosis, your doctor is likely to ask you about your medical and family history and/ or request the following tests:

Lipid profile (blood)

Lipid profile (blood)

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