Published on July 22nd, 2013 | by Tom


What Are Triglycerides Levels? High, Lower Range

Triglycerides are a type of fat which may resulting from your body production or form the food you eat. The triglyceride level is a test developed to measure the amount of triglycerides in your blood. Your triglycerides may increase if you eat more calories.

To ensure the correctness of the test, you need to be emptiness for 8-12 hours before the test. And the results also may be affected by the alcohol and certain drugs, so you should communicate with your doctor about the medicine you take. The doctor will tell you what medicine should be stopped; never stop taking any medicine arbitrarily.

The triglyceride level can be divided into three levels: High, Normal or Lower. Then, how to know whether your level is normal or not, here are the ranges.

triglyceride category   triglyceride level      Possible causes
High Very high   500 mg/dL or above Low intake of protein and high intake of carbohydrates;Kidney disorder; liver damage; heavy smoker or drinker; lack exercise; overweight; genetics
High   200 – 499 mg/dL
Borderline high 150 – 199 mg/dL
Normal  Less than 150 mg/dL
Lower Low fat diet; overactive thyroid; Malabsorption syndrome

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