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hypertriglyceridemia

 [hi″per-tri-glis″er-ĭ-de´me-ah]
an excess of triglycerides in the blood; a familial form occurs in hyperlipoproteinemia types I and IV.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·per·tri·glyc·er·i·de·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-trī-glis'er-i-dē'mē-ă),
Elevated triglyceride concentration in the blood.
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hypertriglyceridemia

(hī′pər-trī-glĭs′ər-ĭ-dē′mē-ə)
n.
An elevated triglyceride concentration in the blood.
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hypertriglyceridemia

An excess of TGs in the circulation. See Triglyceride.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hy·per·tri·glyc·er·i·de·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-trī-glis'ĕr-i-dē'mē-ă)
Elevated triglyceride concentration in the blood.
Synonym(s): hypertriglyceridaemia.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hy·per·tri·glyc·er·i·de·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-trī-glis'ĕr-i-dē'mē-ă)
Elevated triglyceride concentration in the blood.
Synonym(s): hypertriglyceridaemia.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about hypertriglyceridemia

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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