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Why are Fenofibrate and Simvastatin prescribed?

hi my doctor put me on simvastatin 10 mg daily 3 years ago when i had perfect cholesterol and trigliceroids at 79. Now i still have perfect cholesterol and my trig. are at 440 and said to keep taking statin plus added fenofibrate does this sound correct?
Thu, 22 Nov 2018
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Hello,

This seems absolutely correct. Your triglycerides are too high, not lowered by statin and the doctor added fibrate.

You should follow a proper diet and lifestyle to manage elevated triglycerides.

Try to keep a low calories diet, low sugar and fats. Eat more fibers and fish.

Exercise regularly every day.

Green tea and ginger tea also give good results.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Olgeta Xhufka,
General & Family Physician
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Why are Fenofibrate and Simvastatin prescribed?

Hello, This seems absolutely correct. Your triglycerides are too high, not lowered by statin and the doctor added fibrate. You should follow a proper diet and lifestyle to manage elevated triglycerides. Try to keep a low calories diet, low sugar and fats. Eat more fibers and fish. Exercise regularly every day. Green tea and ginger tea also give good results. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Olgeta Xhufka, General & Family Physician