Some triglycerides are good health. But high triglycerides can raise your risk of heart disease and may be a sign of metabolic syndrome. For some insight on metabolic syndrome it is the involves and includes high blood pressure, high blood sugar, too much fat around the waist, low HDL ("good") cholesterol, and high triglycerides. Metabolic syndrome increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
There can be an underlying medical cause for high triglycerides are obesity, poorly controlled diabetes, drinking alcohol excessively, more calories than burn regularily.
A blood test that measures your cholesterol also measures your triglycerides.
For a general idea about your triglycerides level, compare your test results to the following:
Normal is less than 150.
Borderline-high is 150 to 199.
High is 200 to 499.
Very high is 500 or higher.
What causes high triglycerides?
Hope this helps and if you have any followup questions you are welcome to ask. Take care.
"A high level of cholesterol in the blood is a condition known as hypercholesterolemia. This is a form of hyperlipidemia (also known as lipemia, lipidemia, lipoidemia, hyperlipoidemia) which means simply: excess lipids in the bloodstream. The other type of hyperlipidemia, in addition to hypercholesterolemia, is called hypertriglyceridemia which means: excess levels of triglycerides in the blood."
My trigs were measured at over 2100 recently. I have to take a Statin to keep that in check. 2 of my brothers have the hypertriglyceridemia and the statin helps this. It's a inherited gene, but not much more known. These are produced in the liver, so there are precautions to take with this also.