Published on July 22nd, 2013 | by Tom0
What Are Triglycerides Levels? High, Lower Range
Triglycerides are a type of fat which may resulting from your body production or form theyou 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 .
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 theand 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; overweight; genetics|
|High||200 – 499 mg/dL|
|Borderline high||150 – 199 mg/dL|
|Normal||Less than 150 mg/dL|
|Lower||Low fat; overactive thyroid; Malabsorption syndrome|