Articles Tagged: hypertriglyceridemia

High Triglycerides Symptoms Linked To Metabolic Problems and Diabetes

High Triglycerides SymptomsThink your body does a great job of telling you when something is wrong? It doesn’t always. If you have elevated levels of triglycerides, your body probably isn’t letting you know. High triglycerides symptoms are not common, and a blood test is typically the only way to determine if you have higher than normal levels.

Can Hypertriglyceridemia Lead to Pancreatitis?

HypertriglyceridemiaHypertriglyceridemia is a hereditary genetic defect. If one parent has the condition, the child will have it too. These people have an elevated level of triglycerides. When you eat more calories than you need, the body first stores them as triglycerides that circulate in your blood. Triglycerides are sent to the fat cells to be stored in case they are needed. Elevated triglycerides put people at higher risk for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and therefore at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes.