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Does high triglyceride level cause heart problem? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Oct-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User:this is XXXX
User:i have done a master health checkup this week
Doctor:hi XXXX
Doctor:please proceed
User:come to know that TRIGLYCERIDES is high
User:it is 214
User:may i know the implication of this.
User:what should i do to reduce this.
Doctor:what is your age?
Doctor:TRIGLYCERIDES or TG is high
Doctor:It can cause heart problems in your future
Doctor:You can reduce this by consuming no-fat food
Doctor:regular exercise
Doctor:if it does not come down in 6 months time, then we can try medicines like Fibrates and statins
User:ok. any specific food habits to be changed
Doctor:avoid fatty food completely
Doctor:avoid meat
Doctor:non veg
Doctor:Egg yellow
Doctor:Do you take non veg food?
User:Yes. i take non veg
Doctor:take it once a week
Doctor:not more than that
Doctor:take fish more
Doctor:it is good
User:ok. i use to take weekly once only
User:not more than that
Doctor:also, in vegetarian food too, you must avoid high fatty and oily food
Doctor:avoid all fried food
Doctor:oily food
Doctor:take more of vegetable salads and fruits
User:ok sure
User:got it
User:Also DIRECT LDL is high.
User:it is @ 117
Doctor:this is not very high
Doctor:you can control this also in diet
User:tks for you information
Doctor:you are welcome
Doctor:Take care of your health
User:sure. thank u
Doctor:anything else that you would like to discuss now?
User:no. tks
Doctor:bye for now
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