Cathy Swier
By Cathy Swier Latest Reply 2009-03-24 00:02:40 -0500
Started 2009-01-08 20:47:42 -0600

I can't take niacin,is there anything else that I can take to get my trigs. down. They are over 200.

7 replies

beauty416 2009-03-23 11:40:45 -0500 Report

I also have high triglerides. I have been trying to get mine down below 200. I once had my triglicerides at 99 but don't remember how I did it. I think that eating oatmeal without margarine in it and eating deer meat is what helped me get my triglicerides down to 99 but am not sure. I exercise at least four days a week and go to aerobics where I live. Any other input would be greatly appreciated.

TsLady 2009-03-24 00:02:40 -0500 Report

MY TRIGLYCERIDES WERE OVER 2300 my doc said that was the highest he has ever seen im on tricor and lovastaton find out if they are working may 5

Avera 2009-01-08 21:20:22 -0600 Report

Hope this info helps you with your high triglycerides.

AHA Recommendation — Dietary treatment goals

Changes in lifestyle habits are the main therapy for hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides). These are the changes you need to make:

If you're overweight, cut down on calories to reach your ideal body weight. This includes all sources of calories, from fats, proteins, carbohydrates and alcohol.
Reduce the saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol content of your diet.
Reduce your intake of alcohol considerably. Even small amounts of alcohol can lead to large changes in plasma triglyceride levels.
Eat fruits, vegetables and nonfat or low-fat dairy products most often.
Get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on five or more days each week.
People with high triglycerides may need to substitute monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats —such as those found in canola oil, olive oil or liquid margarine — for saturated fats. Substituting carbohydrates for fats may raise triglyceride levels and may decrease HDL ("good") cholesterol in some people.
Substitute fish high in omega-3 fatty acids instead of meats high in saturated fat like hamburger. Fatty fish like mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon are high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Because other risk factors for coronary artery disease multiply the hazard from hyperlipidemia, control high blood pressure and avoid cigarette smoking. If drugs are used to treat hypertriglyceridemia, dietary management is still important. Patients should follow the specific plans laid out by their physicians and nutritionists.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-09 08:09:24 -0600 Report

I too wasn't able to take niacin. I was put on zocor , but I think mainly for my cholesterol and I think it also helps with triglycerides too. But I reccommend a change in your eating habits. I have done a 100% change and noticed a big difference in myself and my triglycerides are back to normal. I hope this can help…Debe

Cathy Swier
Cathy Swier 2009-01-11 20:55:25 -0600 Report

Thank you for the infor,I also take zocor,but it hasn't helped the trigs. The fish oil doesn't seem to be working either.I'm working hard on my fat content,and food intake.