What is the medicine for triglycerides?
In this regard, how can I lower my triglycerides quickly?
13 Simple Ways to Lower Your Triglycerides
- Lose Some Weight. Whenever you eat more calories than you need, your body turns those calories into triglycerides and stores them in fat cells.
- Limit Your Sugar Intake.
- Follow a Low-Carb Diet.
- Eat More Fiber.
- Exercise Regularly.
- Avoid Trans Fats.
- Eat Fatty Fish Twice Weekly.
- Increase Your Intake of Unsaturated Fats.
Subsequently, question is, what level of triglycerides is dangerous? Borderline levels are between 150-200 mg/dL. High levels of triglycerides (greater than 200 mg/dl) are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and therefore coronary artery disease and stroke. Extremely high triglyceride levels (greater than 500mg/dl) may cause pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Thereof, should I take medicine for high triglycerides?
Your doctor may also prescribe a class of drugs called “statins” that lower cholesterol. Examples include: atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor). High doses of omega-3s are needed to lower triglycerides and should be taken only under a doctor's care.
Which statin is best to lower triglycerides?
High doses of a strong statin (simvastatin, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin) lower triglycerides, by as much as approximately 50%, and raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. The greater the baseline level of triglycerides the greater the percent triglyceride reduction will be with statin treatment.