hyperglyceridemia

hyperglyceridemia

 [hi″per-glis″er-ĭ-de´-me-ah]
excess of glycerides in the blood.

hy·per·glyc·er·i·de·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-glis'ĕr-i-dē'mē-ă),
Elevated plasma concentration of glycerides.

hyperglyceridemia

/hy·per·glyc·er·i·de·mia/ (-glis″er-i-de´me-ah) excess of glycerides in the blood.

hyperglyceridemia

[-glī′səridē′mē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, hyper, glykys + haima, blood
an excess of glycerides, particularly triglycerides, in the blood. It is caused by a congenital defect in the ability to metabolize the amino acid glycine.

hy·per·glyc·er·i·de·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-glis'ĕr-i-dē'mē-ă)
Elevated plasma concentration of glycerides; normal if transiently present after absorption of a meal containing lipids, abnormal if a persistent state.
Synonym(s): hyperglyceridaemia.

hyperglyceridemia

excess of glycerides in the blood.

Patient discussion about hyperglyceridemia

Q. Improving High Triglycerides I take Tricor for high triglyceride levels; I have a healthy level of total cholesterol, with low LDL, very good HDL. I am now being treated for hypothyroidism, but my doctor says that it's also genetic (I had almost the exact same level number as my brother). How can I work to get my triglycerides under control?

A. High level of triglycerides are generally both genetic and diet related. If you are consuming a high fat containing diet then your level of triglycerides will be increased. On the other hand, regardless of your good cholesterol levels, if you start lowering the amount of fat in your food (less oil, less sweets, less red meat) and combine it with physical activity you can lower your triglycerides level, especially if you are already on medications.

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