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Suggest ways to reduce high triglycerides level in blood

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Posted on Sat, 14 May 2016
Question: How can I lower my triglyceride count fast?
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Dietary modification plus medication.

Detailed Answer:
Hi & Welcome.
Thanks for posting your query on Health Care Magic.

For the effective control of triglycerides one must have the following:

Dietary modifications like avoiding fatty meals, fast and junk foods, alcohol and smoking. Regular exercise, increase intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grain meals are also equally effective.

Medications like Fibrates or Niacin are exclusively used to treat high triglycerides level. However their use is associated with certain side effects.

Fish oil which contains high amounts of essential fatty acids called Omega-3 fatty can lower triglyceride levels.

Kindly provide the following information so as to analyze your condition properly to give suggestions like your age, gender, levels of total Cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, any associated medical illness, intake of any drug, also your height and body weight.

Awaiting your reply for better analysis.

Best regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (14 hours later)
I am a male, 42 with no health issues or illness. I am 5'9" and weigh 91 kg. My Lipid profile result:
Cholesterol 221
TRIGLYCERIDES 240
HDL 34
LDL 139
VERY LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN 48

Started taking Consivas 10 once daily. Started 5 days ago.
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestive of mixed dyslipidemia.

Detailed Answer:
Dear xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Hi & Welcome back.
Thanks for your reply, noted the contents.
Owing to my busy schedule I could not attend to your reply immediately.
It is not only the Triglycerides, even the Total Cholesterol, LDL & VLDL levels are also increased. And as per the given data, your body mass index is HIGH.
BMI = 29.71 kg/m2 (Overweight) Normal BMI range: 18.5-25 kg/m2
Based on the above results had I been your treating doctor I would have advised you:
1. A combination of tablet Atorvastatin+Fenofibrate once daily in the evening.
2. This combination is generally safe, however if you develop muscle pain or right upper abdominal pain you will have to report to your treating physician.
3. To choose foods to low Cholesterol and saturated trans fat.
4. To reduce the intake of red meat and dairy products made with whole milk to reduce your saturated and trans fat. Choose skim milk, low fat or fat-free dairy products.
5. To avoid fried food, and use healthy oils in cooking, such as refined oil.
6. To increase the amount of fiber you eat. A diet high in fiber can help lower cholesterol levels.
7. To lose extra weight by doing regular exercise.
8. To consult a physician for further evaluation.
Hope the suggestions given above would be useful.
Best regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Suggest ways to reduce high triglycerides level in blood

Brief Answer: Dietary modification plus medication. Detailed Answer: Hi & Welcome. Thanks for posting your query on Health Care Magic. For the effective control of triglycerides one must have the following: Dietary modifications like avoiding fatty meals, fast and junk foods, alcohol and smoking. Regular exercise, increase intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grain meals are also equally effective. Medications like Fibrates or Niacin are exclusively used to treat high triglycerides level. However their use is associated with certain side effects. Fish oil which contains high amounts of essential fatty acids called Omega-3 fatty can lower triglyceride levels. Kindly provide the following information so as to analyze your condition properly to give suggestions like your age, gender, levels of total Cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, any associated medical illness, intake of any drug, also your height and body weight. Awaiting your reply for better analysis. Best regards.