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

EHC 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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