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Food intake prior to testing can affect lipid profile
test results hence lipid profile should be done after over night fast.
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Your body uses them for energy.
You need some triglycerides for good health. But high triglycerides can raise your risk of heart disease
and may be a sign of metabolic syndrome
Metabolic syndrome increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes
, and stroke.
For a general idea about your triglycerides level, compare your test results to the following:
Normal is less than 150.
Borderline-high is 150 to 199.
High is 200 to 499.
Very high is 500 or higher.
High triglycerides are usually caused by conditions, such as:
Poorly controlled diabetes.
Regularly eating more calories than you burn.
Drinking a lot of alcohol.
Certain medicines may also raise triglycerides (Steroids
In a few cases, high triglycerides also can run in families.
You can make diet and lifestyle changes to help lower your levels.
Stay at a healthy weight (BMI of less than 25).
Limit fats and sugars in your diet.
Be more active.
You also may need medicine to help lower your triglycerides, but try diet and lifestyle changes first.
Hope this could help you.
Wish you good health.