Triglycerides and cholesterol are both lipids, but triglycerides are fats that come from the foods we eat, cholesterol is not.1
If you continually take in more calories than your body burns, you could experience high triglycerides.2
The recommended way to find out if you have high triglycerides is through a blood test called a lipoprotein profile. Working with your doctor by taking a simple blood test can help you determine if your triglycerides are high.1
Consuming more calories
(especially from carbohydrates and fats) than your body needs2
(such as beta blockers, birth control pills, diuretics, or steroids) may have a side effect of elevated triglycerides2
(such as poorly controlled diabetes, thyroid function problems, and liver or kidney disease) could lead to elevated triglycerides1,2
Some (rare) genetic conditions
may lead to high triglyceride levels2
Triglyceride levels may be controlled through lifestyle changes. If your doctor feels that lifestyle changes haven’t made enough of a difference, he/she might prescribe medication.3
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For more information, talk with your healthcare provider.
References: 1. Cleveland Clinic. Triglycerides & heart health. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/17583-triglycerides--heart-health. Accessed
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