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.
Who Gets High Cholesterol
There are several causes of high blood triglycerides. Some are common whereas others are uncommon.
Some causes of high blood triglycerides include:
High Cholesterol in Children
Triglyceride levels can be elevated during childhood as well in some children. Some causes of elevated triglyceride in children include:
Elevated blood triglyceride in children increases their risk of heart disease when they become an adult. The risk of developing heart disease as an adult is related to the triglyceride levels during the early years of life.
The aim of triglycerides treatment is to reduce the risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke.read more
Aim to maintain blood triglyceride levels between 70 mg/dl and 100 mg/dl, or 0.8 - 1.1 mmol/L.read more