Really high Triglycerides @ 27!!!

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  1. meeskamouska

    meeskamouska <marquee><font color=blue>Doesn't go with jelly</m

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    A few months ago I had a Cholesterol screening at a routine appt and discovered that my Triglycerides were very high....Dr suggested losing soem weight (I was 143) and changing my diet....I did and lost about thirteen pounds gaining some back over the holidays (maybe three or four).

    Well, I went in for a fasting count this morning and got a call from the DR to come in first thing in the morning for another draw because they are even higher!!!! Over 400, (that was the last number) and she siad it was way higher!!!!!

    I am worried!!!!

    I have high blood pressure ever since I gave birth and had pre-eclampsia....now this!!!!!!

    Just venting!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. Mackey Mouse

    Mackey Mouse <font color="blue">Me read the Navigator? I don't

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    OK, I have to do some research on this..

    I am not a doctor so I tried to find out what causes this.....seems they think it can be controlled with diet and exercise, eliminating sugar too from your diet, more veggies, less meat type of thing.. So then I read that your other levels could be elevated and I wondered did they check those and also check for diabetes??

    I also read maybe seeing a nutritionist could help with diet..

    I have high cholesterol and take medication for it, both parents had heart issues so I am not taking any chances. When they were alive, there was no medication for high cholesterol, both died young. I go to the gym 5 days a week and do cardio and weight training.. I am not thin, but I do try to work on that and stay healthy..

    Can this be something inherited as your weight is low and you lost 13 lbs? I would follow up on this with a specialist if you are concerned.. Do let us know how you are doing.. just sending you a hug, try not to worry, just focus and try to get those numbers down..
     
  4. lyeag

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    :hug: It is no fun worrying. I really hope they can help you get those numbers on the right track.
     
  5. meeskamouska

    meeskamouska <marquee><font color=blue>Doesn't go with jelly</m

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    Went in today and my count was 939:eek: :eek: :scared1: :eek:

    THey put me on medication and ran some more blood work on my insulin levels and a miriad of other things.....I am so discouraged it seems the harder I try to get healthy the more sick I get....go figure!!!!

    Thanks for the encouragement...I will keep you posted!!!
     
  6. Pea-n-Me

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    Wow - that's high! This is kind of clinical, but there's a lot of good information in here and it wouldn't hurt to print it out and take it with you when you see the doctor.

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/532511_print

    It's important to get those levels down. Google "metabolic syndrome" if you're not sure what it is. Have you ever been tested for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome - it's not a gynecological problem, it's a metabolic/endocrine issue)? Let me know if you ever want more information. Good luck.
     
  7. Pea-n-Me

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    I see that the link above isn't going to work so I'm posting the article here. Unfortunately, the algorithms and figures didn't come out. If you want to view them, google "hypertriglyceridemia" and click on the medscape article that comes out on the first page - that's it.

     
  8. Fan2CSkr

    Fan2CSkr If you can judge a wise man by the color of his sk

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    Prior alcohol intake can cause elevated levels of triglycerides. Just something to rule out.:)
     

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