Introduction to High Triglycerides
If you've been told that you have high triglycerides, you may be thinking: What exactly are triglycerides? Does this mean I have heart disease? How am I going to lower my triglyceride number?
Triglycerides are a form of fat found both in your body and in some foods. When you eat, your body uses calories for energy. Leftover calories are turned into triglycerides and stored in fat cells to be used later. People with high triglycerides, also called "trigs," are often at increased risk for health issues, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The good news, however, is that you can learn more about triglycerides and take an active role to improve your health. Through diet, exercise and medication, you can lower your triglycerides and reduce your risks for heart disease.
We're here to help you understand your options so you can better talk with your doctor and figure out the best way to improve your health.