Do you know what normal triglyceride values are? When are they high and when are they low?
Discover this and much more in the following article from Cardiosmile Chile.
As with cholesterol, it is essential that you get a medical checkup every so often to know your triglyceride level, because if they are high you may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
When the concentration of triglycerides in the blood is in the normal range, the so-called hypertriglyceridemia can be generated.
Hypertriglyceridemia can be classified according to its origin: when it occurs as a consequence of genetic defects, it is called “primary”. When it is due to other diseases or environmental / external factors, such as feeding, it is called “secondary” hypertriglyceridemia.
Whatever the origin, the key is to know that a high level of triglycerides is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Hence the importance of having a blood test to know your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, also known as lipid profile.
Through this test you can know in detail your cholesterol levels and triglycerides, in order to determine the risk of developing heart disease, among others, because a high level of triglycerides can lead to atherosclerosis or inflammation of the pancreas, also known as pancreatitis.
By observing the results of your lipid profile, you can be guided by these ranges of triglycerides:
Normal: less than 150 mg / dL.
Upper limit: 151 to 200 mg / dL.
High: 201 to 500 mg / dL.
Very high: greater than 500 mg / dL.
It is important to know that these ranges are referential and may vary according to the presence of other cardiovascular risk factors, so it is essential that you indicate to your doctor any family history related to cholesterol, diabetes or another disease, in addition to your medical history.
In case your results indicate that you have high levels of triglycerides, consider that they may be due to:
- A diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates
- Low thyroid activity
- Cirrhosis or liver failure
- Other medications, such as female hormones
- Nephrotic syndrome (kidney disorder)
- Diabetes poorly controlled
- A hereditary disorder in which high amounts of cholesterol and triglycerides are present in the blood
How to return to the normal range of triglycerides?
If your triglyceride levels are low, it may be due to the following factors:
- Hyperthyroidism (very active thyroid)
- Low fat diet
- Malabsorption syndrome (the small intestine does not absorb fats well)
- Consult your doctor to know the origin of your low level of triglycerides and thus take measures to return to normal values.
On the other hand, if you discovered that your triglycerides are in the normal range, there are a series of measures you can take to reduce them. The general recommendation focuses on changing eating habits and increasing physical activity. Also, your doctor can recommend medications to reduce triglyceride levels and thus prevent pancreatitis in case of levels above 500 mg / dL.
You can also use Cardiosmile, a natural product that helps reduce your LDL cholesterol by 12% and your triglycerides by 14% *.
Cardiosmile is a product free of gluten, sugar, sodium, lactose, calories and fats so anyone can consume it from 5 years of age. And is that Cardiosmile contains 2 g. of phytosterols in just one sachet, the precise and recommended portion to decrease cholesterol effectively.
The phytosterols of Cardiosmile inhibit cholesterol absorption at the intestinal level and have no observed side effects. And it is also a versatile product that you can add to any of your meals without changing its taste, texture or smell.
Check your results and keep your cholesterol and triglyceride levels in a natural way. Remember that with just one sachet a day you can take care of your heart and lead a healthier life.
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