Abnormal fasting triglyceride levels can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose abnormal fasting triglyceride levels, we could:
|A Weight Problem||15%||Unlikely|
|Excess Carbohydrate Consumption||0%||Ruled out|
|Syndrome X||0%||Ruled out|
|Lupus (SLE)||0%||Ruled out|
|Manganese Need||0%||Ruled out|
Triglycerides, fasting. Unit: mg/dL [mmol/L]
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Under 40 [0.45]
→ 40 to 199 [0.45-2.25] (normal)
→ 200 to 600 [2.26-6.78]
→ Over 600 [6.78]
Omega-3 fatty acids can have a profound effect on lowering triglyceride levels.
Gallstone formation does not correlate with blood cholesterol levels, but persons with low HDL cholesterol (the so-called good cholesterol) levels or high triglyceride levels are at increased risk.
Manganese can help lower high triglyceride and cholesterol levels.