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Re: Triglyceride medication?

Posted By D Smith on May 20, 1999 at 11:46:03
I had a triglyceride test last fall and it read 700 +.  I started to take gemfibrozil for a few months but discontinued it due to mild stomach discomfort.  I then started to exercise more and eat better.  Now, I recently had the TGs measured and they are 289.  I know this is still high, but, do I need to start to take the gemfibrozil again?  OR, do I still need more improvement in my diet and do I need to increase my exercise program?  Also, at what # or level would one have to start medication, ie 500, 600?  Also, how much fat grams and cholesteral should I have in my daily diet.  Thanks for all responses...




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Posted By Peggy Evans on May 20, 1999 at 22:20:55
In 1996 I had quadruple by-pass surgery, my triglyceride level was high at the fime.  Since then my Dr. has monitored my triglyeride level very closly.  In December we had them down to 192, this was 3 months after being on Tricor.  Now my triglyceride level is 296, so my Dr. has me taking 2 Tricor per day.  I have eaten a low fat, low cholesterol diet sense I had the surgery.  Why they go up and down is a mystery to me.  Any advice on this problem would be appreciated.

Peggy Evans




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Posted By CCF CARDIO MD - CRC on May 21, 1999 at 10:08:55
Dear Peggy,
Triglyceride levels vary more than cholesterol levels.  Potential causes are based on diet in the previous day, any alcohol consumption in the prior week, liver changes and medications.
I hope you find this information useful.  Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only.  Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.  Please feel free to write back with additional questions.
If you would like to make an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE or inquire online by using the Heart Center website at www.ccf.org/heartcenter.  The Heart Center website contains a directory of the cardiology staff that can be used to select the physician best suited to address your cardiac problem.











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