Triglycerides Topic Guide
Triglycerides: Triglycerides are a type of fat that is transported in the bloodstream. Blood cholesterol levels are often measured along with triglyceride blood levels. Elevated triglycerides can be caused by a variety of disease processes. Treatment for elevated triglycerides are lifestyle modifications and medication.
High Cholesterol High cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease, stroke, angina, blood clot formation, stroke, peripheral artery disease, and more. Causes of high cholesterol include: heredity, age and sex, stress, and lifestyle choices. Cholesterol levels can be reduced with lifestyle changes and medication if necessary (statins, fibrates, bile acid sequestrants, or niacin).
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