Actually, you and your doctor will discuss the best option. Trig level of 200, while high (optimal less than 150), is not absurdely out of control. There are drugs designed specifically to target the triglycerides called Fibrates (Tricor
) and they are similar wrto adverse effects to the statins used to treat LDL. First and foremost, a trial of lifestyle modification, including diet and exercise should be attempted, lasting ~ 6 months. If that doesn't work, then you start to look for a pharmacological solution. Good news, you LDL and HDL
are good, congratulations!!! That lowers you risk for several BAD things despite the trig level. Did the doctor mention anything about you blood sugar? Elevated blood sugars for sustained periods can coincide with elevated triglycerides
. There is a test called an HbA1c
that can give you a pretty good idea about your sugar control for the past 3 months or so, and if it is less than 7 your probably ok there as well. Hope this helps, i'm very tired.