Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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High Serum Triglyceride Treatment

In general, the treatment for high triglycerides includes weight reduction, exercise, a low cholesterol diet, a low fat diet, a high fiber diet, a diet high in omega-3-fatty acids, vitamin supplements, and medications that lower serum triglyceride levels.

Treatment options for high triglycerides includes:

Medications used to treat high triglycerides include:

High Serum Triglyceride Diet

It is important to follow a healthy diet if you have high triglycerides.

Low Triglyceride Diet

  • High fiber diet
  • Diet high in omega-3-fatty acids:
  • Less than 7% of the day's total calories from saturated fat.
  • 30% or less of the day's total calories from fat.
  • Less than 200 milligrams of dietary cholesterol a day.
  • Less than 10 % of calories from polyunsaturated fat
  • Less than 10-15 % of calories from monounsaturated fat

High Serum Triglyceride Drugs

Medications used to treat high triglycerides include:

High Serum Triglyceride Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of high triglycerides.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for heart disease and stroke?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

High Serum Triglyceride Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat high triglycerides:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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