Triglycerides: 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

By Gina Garippo

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...


Triglycerides

1. What are triglycerides and how do they work in my body?

2. What's the difference between triglycerides and cholesterol?

3. How is my triglyceride level measured?

4. What's my triglyceride goal number? How often should I have it checked?

5. Do triglycerides make up part of my total cholesterol count?

6. How do triglycerides affect my heart health?

7. Which foods should I eat to improve my triglyceride numbers? Which should I avoid?

8. Does exercise lower triglyceride levels? How much do I need?

9. Do high triglycerides run in families?

10. Should I take medication if I have high triglycerides?

Medical Reviewer: Louise Spadaro, MDLast Annual Review Date: Jan 12, 2010Copyright: © 2000-2010 The StayWell Company, 780 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

Patient Notes:

Reference: Cholesterol section on Better Medicine


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Any kind of exercise helps lower triglyceride levels.