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Triglycerides (Triglyceride Test) Topic Guide

Triglycerides (Triglyceride Test) Triglycerides (Triglyceride Test):

Elevated or high triglycerides are a type of lipid disorder. Lipids are one type of fat transported through the bloodstream. High triglyceride levels may occur alone, or it may occur with other lipid disorders like high or low LDL "bad" cholesterol levels. Causes of high triglyceride levels include kidney and liver disease, alcoholism, obesity, medications, and thyroid problems. A triglyceride test determines the level of triglycerides in the blood. Treatment for elevated lipid levels include diet, lifestyle changes, and medication if necessary.

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Triglycerides (Triglyceride Test) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

rosuvastatin Rosuvastatin

Rosuvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" choleste...learn more »

fenofibrate Fenofibrate

Fenofibrate helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood. High levels of these types of fat in the blood are associated with an incr...learn more »

atorvastatin Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Atorvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprot...learn more »

simvastatin Simvastatin

Simvastatin is used to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides, and increase levels of "good" cholesterol...learn more »

pravastatin Pravastatin

Pravastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Pravastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotei...learn more »

niacin (nicotinic acid) Niacin (nicotinic Acid)

Niacin, also called nicotinic acid, is a B vitamin (vitamin B3). It occurs naturally in plants and animals, and is also added to many foods as a vitamin sup...learn more »

lovastatin Lovastatin

Lovastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholestero...learn more »

gemfibrozil Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood. High levels of these types of fat in the blood are associated with an incr...learn more »