High Triglycerides is a disease of the Blood.
Triglycerides are a type of lipid fat found in the Body. They are the main constituent of Vegetable oils and animal fat. They are manufactured in the Liver.
Triglycerides do not dissolve in the blood, hence they circulate in the blood with the help of lipoproteins. High levels of Triglycerides is termed as Hypertriglyceridemia. It increases the risk of Heart Disorders.
Food we eat contains carbohydrates. When we eat food the body converts it into glucose. This glucose act as fuel and used by the cells in the form of energy. Once the cells are satisfied and do not need more energy, the left glucose is sent to the Liver, where it is converted into Glycogen. Later on the glycogen is converted into Triglycerides and stored in adipose tissues in the form of fat.
This a natural way of the body to store energy for future. In this way a person can survive for a longer period without eating any thing. Triglycerides are the main source of energy in the body.
Sometimes, the triglycerides remain in the blood streams and not get stored in the form of fat. This will increase the level triglycerides in the blood and may cause hardening of the Arteries, which increases the risk of Atherosclerosis, Heart Diseases, Pancreatitis and Stroke. It decreases the level of HDL ( good cholesterol ) in the body.
Diagnosis: Fasting lipoprotein test. It is a blood test that is done on an empty stomach. It will reveal the range of Triglycerides in your Blood.
Range of Triglycerides
Normal : Less than 150 mg/dl
Edge Line : 150 - 199 mg/dl
High : 200 - 499 mg/dl
Very High : 500 mg/dl or more
Herbs that reduces the levels of Triglycerides are...
Apple Cider Vinegar
Food rich in Omega 3 are helpful in reducing the levels of triglycerides. Oily fishes like salmon are one of them. They are also rich in Omega -3.
Regular Exercise: To remain healthy and reduce the levels of Triglycerides, one needs life style modifications. Daily Exercise will burn the extra fat in your body.
Things to avoid, because they may increase the levels of Triglycerides in your body...
Avoid Smoking and drinking Alcohol
Food contains a large amount of Carbohydrates
Avoid High Fat and High Sugar Foods. Avoid adding extra sugar to your food.
Coconut contains saturated fat, which raises the levels of blood cholesterol.
Avoid starchy food because they are rich in starch.
Avoid canned foods, meat and fast food, because they contain saturated and trans fat, which increases the levels of Triglycerides.
Causes of High Triglycerides
Eating too much high calorie foods
Medications for High Blood Pressure
Note: If you find the deposition of fat on your belly and hips, it may be a sign of High Triglycerides. You must consult a Doctor. Go for a blood Test.
Differential Diagnosis: Triglycerides and Cholesterol are different types of Lipids, which do not get dissolved and circulate in the blood. Triglycerides are a form of stored energy that is used by body muscles. Whereas, Cholesterol are used in building of certain cells and several hormones.
Studies have shown that Triglycerides increases more risk of Cardio vascular diseases than Cholesterol levels.