What Does Elevated Triglycerides Indicate?
- Triglyceride levels should register below 150 and are considered high when they exceed 200.
- High levels of triglycerides may indicate the presence of an unrecognized disease or condition in the body. Increased levels of triglycerides are linked to coronary artery disease.
- Strategies for an overall healthy lifestyle can improve triglyceride levels. Treating them with medication is not always necessary or advisable.
- High triglyceride levels can increase the risk for coronary artery disease, particularly when combined with other risk factors, which include smoking and high blood pressure.
- Doctors believe that lowering both LDL (bad) cholesterol and high triglycerides may be more effective than focusing on bad cholesterol alone when it comes to reducing heart attack risk.