Hypertriglyceridemia

Condition Description

Besides cholesterol another form of fatty substance present in blood are triglycerides. Optimum levels are below 150. High triglycerides may also be associated with high cholesterol

Common Symptoms

  • Generally there are no symptoms
  • High triglyceride levels are found identified through a routine fasting lipid panel

Underlying Causes

  • Diets high in carbohydrates, saturated fats and/or hydrogenated oils
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Low testosterone

Traditional Approach

  • Statins like Pravastatin, Lovastatin, Simvastatin, Atorvastatin, or Rosuvastatin
  • Fibric acid derivatives like Fenofibrate or Gemfibrozil
  • Niacin supplementation if HDL is low

EHAC Approach

  • Improved diet through lower carbohydrate, saturated fat and hydrogenated oil consumption
  • Optimize weight
  • Identify and treat any insulin resistance, hypothyroidism, or low testosterone
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