Triglycerides are the most common form of fat in the body. Your body stores and uses this type of fat for energy between meals and provides fuel for muscles to work. If the level of triglycerides in your blood is elevated, it could mean you’re at high risk for health problems.
What are the signs of High Triglycerides?
Most people with high triglycerides have no signs or symptoms.
What are the causes of High Triglycerides?
Common causes or risk factors for high triglycerides include:
Family history of high cholesterol
Overweight or obesity
Lack of physical activity
High intake of alcohol
Liver or kidney disease
High blood pressure
Certain medications (e.g., diuretics, hormones, corticosteroids, beta-blockers)
How do I know if I have High Triglycerides?
To diagnose atherosclerosis, your doctor is likely to ask you about your medical and family history and/ or request the following tests:
Lipid profile (blood)