Hypertriglyceridemia

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What is hypertriglyceridemia?

Hypertriglyceridemia is a condition of elevated triglyceride concentration in the blood. An inherited form occurs in familial hyperlipoproteinemia IIb and hyperlipoproteinemia type IV; linked to higher risk of heart disease and arteriosclerosis.

Common symptoms reported by people with hypertriglyceridemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hypertriglyceridemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Krill Oil)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
7
Tried for
hypertriglyceridemia (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Tricor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
hypertriglyceridemia (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Vascepa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
hypertriglyceridemia (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lopid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
hypertriglyceridemia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
hypertriglyceridemia (2)

Data from patients with hypertriglyceridemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hypertriglyceridemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Krill Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypertriglyceridemia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fish taste burps
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
hypertriglyceridemia (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness tiredness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Tricor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hypertriglyceridemia (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Vascepa)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypertriglyceridemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fishy taste
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hypertriglyceridemia (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime tiredness sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
lack of motivation loss of short term memory 3 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lopid)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypertriglyceridemia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
hypertriglyceridemia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood nausea if taken on empty stomach
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypertriglyceridemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hypertriglyceridemia (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hypertriglyceridemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hypertriglyceridemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 35
40s 72
50s 86
60s 47
70+ 14
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 20
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

61% Female
39% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 178
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from hypertriglyceridemia patients who have completed their condition history
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