What do these triglyceride and HDL cholesterol levels indicate?

Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Triglycerides 515 mg/dl
HDL Cholesterol 27 mg/dl

what is impact on my health and remeady
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Life style changes / repeat the test / drugs often needed

Detailed Answer:
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These are risk factors for blood vessel thickening – ultimately leading mostly to heart or brain problems / at times, other areas too
There are subdivisions of cholesterol – LDL, HDL, non-HDL and so on.
HDL is good cholesterol – higher, the better.
LDL is bad cholesterol – lower, the better. In the absence of any other risk factor 100 is ideal for LDL-C. In the presence of other diseases (especially Diabetes and/or heart disease like ischemia), 70 should be the aim.

     Keep your weight to normal / even a little less
     Quit smoking, if you are a smoker
     Do regular EXERCISE – say walking or jogging - 30 minutes a day / at least 5 days in a week. Isometric exercise (like bull worker) is bad.
     Healthy FOOD is a must. Avoid saturated fats – coconut oil, palm oil, butter, ghee, full cream milk...Avoid junk foods in particular – French fries have palm oil / Pizza has cheese / XXXXXXX sweets are made in ghee.../ Change to Poly-un-saturated oil – like sun flower oil. / Include Mono-un-saturated oil – Olive oil.
Triglyceride level is very high
Normal = less than 150 / Borderline = 150 to 199 / High = 200 to 499 / Very high = 500 or higher.

A full 14-hour fasting is necessary for proper interpretation

Obesity / Diabetes / Thyroid insufficiency / Alcohol / over eating / some drugs like Beta-blockers / Diuretics are a few other causes…. It is generally genetic [inherited /running in family]

Eat fewer calories / Limit natural sugars:
Eat small, frequent meals and do not skip meals
Avoid late-night snacking
Add omega-3 fats in your diet / – fatty fish (like mackerel, salmon, sardines, tuna) twice or more in a week / – soy foods, canola oil, flax seeds and walnuts / limit potatoes, yams, beans, corn and peas

Repeat the test in 2 to 3 months.
The values Cholesterol can still be high, in spite of diet and exercise – you need drugs; because it is also manufactured in the liver – and that is determined by heredity.
Statin is the first choice. Some start it straight away – even with normal levels, even without problems (Primary Prophylaxis)

Consult a Physician
Keep following up

Good luck
God bless you
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