How to reduce triglyceride levels after stent placement?

Q. How to reduce triglyceride levels after stent placement?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by Dr. K Shobana
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 01, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 07, 2023

Hello doctor,

How to reduce triglyceride levels, which is 262 mg/dL as on today. I have a stent placed three years ago.



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As you had a stent, you must be on medicines like Atorvastatin or Rosuvastatin, which also helps in lowering triglyceride levels. In spite of these medications, if your triglycerides are elevated, you will need to add one more medicine like tablet Fenofibrate 145 mg, once a day, at bedtime for six weeks and repeat triglycerides test after that. I suggest the following lifestyle changes. Avoid fatty, oily and high calorie diet. Do exercises like brisk walking or jogging according your capacity, atleast 30 minutes a day for five days a week. Include lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits, and fish once or twice a week. Avoid meat. Avoid smoking and alcohol drinking habits, if any. Hope this helps you. Get back if you have any doubts.

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