Q. What is the risk of high triglycerides?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Sep 17, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am having high triglycerides around 250 to 500, but very low LDL around 30 to 45 for the last five years. Kindly help. What should I do? I swim five days a week for 20 minutes daily. I am currently on tablet vitamin B12 and Zinc supplement. I have also attached my laboratory reports.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

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We are here to help you.

  • Increase in triglycerides of this level should be treated with Fenofibrate.
  • I would recommend to reduce potato, rice and sweets. In case you consume alcohol you should quit it.
  • Continue with swimming and in winters do jogging.

For further doubts consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

Thank you doctor,

What is the reason for such a low LDL and high triglycerides? Is there any risk with this? How to get Fenofibrate? What does very low LDL mean?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Low LDL is good (LDL- low density lipoprotein). Do not worry about that.
  • But, high triglycerides are not good. It can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
  • Fenofibrate is widely available. This is a prescription medicine and should be taken under guidance of your family physician.

For further doubts consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist

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