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Nov 14, 2008

Tryg = 458 and total chol = 259 doc wants to start tricor, are there any ways to do bring down tryg naturally

Response from Dr. Young

Thank you for your post.

You do have a high triglyceride (and total cholesterol) level indeed. Trigs are the component of lipids that are the most influenced by diet- hence the most "natural" way to lower trigs is to lower your intake of dietary fats.

Fish oils and niacin are other non-prescription ways to lower trigs, though the most effective way are fibrate medications like Tricor or statins. For some patients, HIV medications can also be a cause of elevations in triglycerides-- the main culprit in this is ritonavir.

I hope this helps, BY

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