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It is necessary to have a balanced amount of all things in the body. If something starts increasing or decreasing, then it causes many physical problems. Similarly, the amount of fat called triglycerides in the body also needs to be balanced. This fat helps in providing energy to the body. Its normal range is up to 150 mg/dL.

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Today in this article we will know what is triglycerides, what should be its normal range and what is its importance in the body -

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  1. What is triglycerides?
  2. What should be the normal range of triglycerides?
  3. Importance of Triglycerides in the body
  4. Takeaway
Doctors for What are triglycerides and triglycerides normal range?

Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in the blood. It is made from the calories present in the food. Calories reach the body and convert into triglycerides, which are stored in fat cells. When the body needs energy, then the hormones release triglycerides.

These triglycerides work to give energy. If one consumes more calories and burns fewer calories, then in such a situation the risk of having high triglycerides i.e. hypertriglyceridemia increases.

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The level of triglycerides is mainly divided into 4 classes, which are as follows -

  • Normal level - less than 150 mg/dL
  • Borderline - 150 to 199 mg/dL
  • High level - 200 to 499 mg/dL
  • Dangerous level - 500 mg/dL or more

A blood test is done to know the range of triglycerides in the body.

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Triglycerides play an important role in the body. If its quantity is less or more, the following types of risks can be faced -

Low triglycerides

Problems caused by low triglycerides -

  • Fatigue and weakness can be felt when the level of triglycerides is low.
  • If the level of triglycerides is low, it can lead to weight loss.
  • In this condition, there may be pain in the muscles.
  • Low triglycerides can cause dry skin.

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High triglycerides

Problems caused by high triglycerides -

  • When the level of triglycerides increases, the wall of the artery can become hard. This can increase the risk of heart diseases like stroke and heart attack.
  • Its excess can promote acute inflammation in the pancreas.
  • If the level of triglycerides increases, there may be problems related to the liver.
  • There can also be a problem like angina i.e. chest pain.

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The body remains healthy when the level of triglycerides is balanced, while when its level starts increasing, it can cause some physical problems. It is a kind of fat, which helps in maintaining energy in the body. In such a situation, if the level of triglycerides is increasing in someone's body, then the doctor should be contacted and the treatment process prescribed by him should be adopted.

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