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Don't Ignore These Early Warning Signs of High Triglycerides!!

Updated: May 26

If your triglycerides level is 500 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher, it can lead to dangerous swelling of your pancreas called pancreatitis. You can also have fatty liver and your risk for stroke and heart attack increases significantly.

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The fatty deposits beneath the skin. They can be small or large and can expand to upto 3 inches. They are also orange or yellow in colour. You will spot them in joints like elbows and knees, ankles, back and on the hands and buttocks. Once triglycerides are lowered, they usually disappear.

TIP - If you see fatty deposits in your body, consult your doctor immediately.

Pancreat is

Symptoms of pancreatis include include nausea, vomiting, fever, rapid heartbeat and severe belly pain. You may also experience heavy breathing when you have pancreatitis and raised triglyceride levels. Alcohol can trigger an attack of pancreatitis, and if you have high triglycerides, alcohol can elevate the triglyceride levels further. Similarly, smoking adds substantially to the risk.

It adds plaque to the arteries, raises HDL (bad cholesterol), while lowering LDL (good cholesterol) which aids in reducing plaque.

TIP - The best time to give up alcohol and smoking is NOW!!

Other Warning Signs of High Triglycerides

Other warning signs you must not ignore are

  • Numbness

  • Dizziness

  • Confusion

  • Chest Pain

  • Pain in the liver and spleen

  • Memory loss

  • Blurred Vision

If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your doctor for a lipid blood test. Early detection can go a long way in helping you manage your triglyceride levels better.

TIP - If you smoke or drink and are above the age of 35, you fall in the high-risk category for triglycerides. Check your lipid profile frequently.

Prevention is always better than cure.

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