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Tryglycerides Way Too High

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hi folks. i don't usually post so i hope this goes where it should. does anyone have problems with their tryglycerides being high. my good and bad cholesterol are good except my tryglycerices are 430! i don't eat fried foods, i take multivitamins which are totally gluten free. someone had mentioned maybe too much starch. any ides would be great. or advice to lower it.

thanks

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My triglycerides are slightly elevated last time they were checked. The dr was not too worried. I looked into it though and think my problem was the last thing I had before the fasting was a cocktail! I found out that alcohol can raise your numbers. I think I read somewhere that you should refrain from alcohol four or five days before the test.

Is the dr worried about diabetes? That's what I thought this test was for. I know there are celiacs who also have diabetes. I do not know how common that is.

I wish I could help more.

Hez

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I don't know about alcohol as I don't drink any more. I do have diabetes and people with type 2 are more prone to high triglycerides. What DOES raise triglycerides though is carbs, particularly of the refined variety like sugar and white rice. Try eating less carbs.

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Ditto on eating low carb---- Much evidence shows that sugar, and simple carbs raise triglycerides---- Cut WAY BACK on these and see what happens--- NOT easy to do-----of course. :)


CeeCee

Allergic to: wheat, peanuts and Penicillin

1995 severe anaphylactic reaction to Wheat

Gluten free since Sept. 2006

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently"--- Henry Ford

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Ditto on eating low carb---- Much evidence shows that sugar, and simple carbs raise triglycerides---- Cut WAY BACK on these and see what happens--- NOT easy to do-----of course. :)

thanks everyone. i suppose i do eat alot of carbs. once i find a bread that is decent i overdue it. i just switched my rice to brown rice also. i also did have wine the night before i did the test so hopefully this is the culprit. as for the diabetes test i am already hypoglycemic so i don't know if one effects the other.

i will definetly try no carbs and hopefully this will work. i refuse to go on lipitor.

thank you all

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I'm hypoglycemic, and had a low non-fasting reading (79mg/dl) 3 hours after eating at the same time I got my cholesterol test results, where my triglycerides were 73, so - for me - it doesn't lead to a connection.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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Have you had your thyroid and liver checked recently? It could be an indication that you have hypothyroidism or something going on with your liver.


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Just remember, it's not a NO CARB diet (you need carbs to live ) it's a LOW CARB diet. :)


CeeCee

Allergic to: wheat, peanuts and Penicillin

1995 severe anaphylactic reaction to Wheat

Gluten free since Sept. 2006

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently"--- Henry Ford

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http://www.healingdaily.com/conditions/triglycerides.htm

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Triglycerides are a form of fat in the bloodstream. People with high triglycerides often have a high total cholesterol, a high LDL (bad) cholesterol and a low HDL (good) cholesterol level. Many people with heart disease also have high triglyceride levels. Several clinical studies have shown that people with above-normal triglyceride levels (greater than or equal to 200 mg/dL) have an increased risk of heart disease. People with diabetes or who are obese are also likely to have high triglycerides.

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There's lots of conclusive evidence which now discounts the importance of bad cholesterol intake. It says that heart and artery health depend on the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol in the blood.

Practically, we're looking at the ratio of omega 3 intake to omega 6 intake. People who ingest more omega 3 oil actually decrease the LDL in their blood. I would be increasing my Omega 3 intake, either through eating predator fish meat, or by fish oil supplements.

Don't go overboard, because of the danger of mercury poisoning.

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