Anyone suffering from very high triglycerides. What helped to reduce it. Mine is at 2000. Good limit is less than 150.
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- Yahoo ffffffffffIt is not the case that 2000 is some crazy dangerous number, it's just really high. Your doctor should have already put you on a statin and/or Tricor. I am not in favor of doing something just for the case of a blood test, but my physician suggested that avoiding carbs and fatty foods the day before my bloodwork would result in a more accurate reading.
There's hope! Everyone in my family has high triglycerides, and I was running in the 300s to 500s for many years, I was taking Tricor and a statin for a long time. Fortunately, a lot of exercise and more careful good choices lowered my triglycerides so much that while I'm still taking a statin, I stopped taking Tricor a long time ago. My most recent bloodwork showed my lowest triglycerides ever, well within normal range.
- Microsoft GassyGenerally, without knowing your specific medical or fitness situation, Triglycerides can be reduced by taking a low(er) carb nutrition approach and introducing exercise. In my personal experience, attempting to establish both of these habits at once can be very difficult and you’d probably give up after a few days. And, given the number, you might have a medical situation to discover and explore with your doctor. One thing to try - and something I’ve personally done to clean up my lifestyle - is to do a Whole30. There’s a book, community, etc., but you can just go straight in and live the “Rules” for 30 days. I found this approach both achievable and effective.