Heart Disease Indicator : The Amount of Triglycerides in Blood

Heart Disease Indicator

Heart Disease is the increasing problem in the modern days. Due to the lazy daily routine, unhygienic food and drinking and smoking habit, it  is so common these days. We check blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol levels from time to time, which is essential for a healthy life. However, we are not really interested in triglycerides. Doctors say that the amount of triglyceride in the blood should also be checked.


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Heart Disease

If the level of triglycerides in the blood is high, the risk of high blood pressure  increases. However, there is no risk of triglyceride levels when you are physically active, control your weight, and consume less processed carbohydrates.

What is triglyceride?

Triglyceride is a type of fat found in the blood. When we eat, the body stores the calories we eat by converting them into triglycerides. Hormones use triglycerides as energy when needed. But when the amount of triglycerides in the body is high, it is called hyper triglyceridemic. Hyperglycemia increases the risk of heart disease.

If the level of triglycerides in the blood is high, it can be controlled by making simple lifestyle changes. High triglycerides make the arteries harder or thicker, increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke and stroke. If the triglyceride level is more than 200 to 500, it can cause heartburn.

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Increases the problem of obesity

Elevated triglycerides in the blood are also a sign of other conditions, which increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and obesity. This causes fat to build up in the waist, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure.

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Focus on fat

Eating foods high in omega-3s can help lower high triglyceride levels. If someone in the family has a high triglyceride problem, doctors may recommend high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. But for this, direct supervision of a doctor is necessary.

Emphasis on carbohydrates

The extra calories from any source can be stored as triglycerides, while the extra calories from sugar and alcohol consumption can also help raise triglyceride levels in the blood. Therefore, when choosing a carbohydrate-rich food, focus on whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Avoid processed foods and sugary foods, baked foods, sugary beverages and extra sugar. Alcohol consumption should be controlled.

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Consult a doctor

If the triglyceride level is above 150, you should consult a nutritionist and start a lifestyle change. Similarly, its level can be controlled by consuming essential supplements.

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