High triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia)

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What is high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia)?

Hypertriglyceridemia is a condition characterized by an elevated triglyceride concentration in the blood. While triglycerides are normally used in the body to store and supply energy, an excess amount may increase one's risk for other complications such as pancreatitis and cardiovascular disease.

Common symptoms reported by people with high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia)

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

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Treatments taken by people for high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia)

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

(Tricor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Treatment name(s)

(Vascepa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
115
Treatment name(s)

(Lopid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Treatment name(s)

(Krill Oil)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
66
Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
38
Treatment name(s)

(Niaspan)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
4

Data from patients with high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia)

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

(Tricor)
Perceived effectiveness
for high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
increased serum creatinine
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Vascepa)
Perceived effectiveness
for high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
fishy taste
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Lopid)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Krill Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Niaspan)
Perceived effectiveness
for high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea liver pain
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 8 new patients joined this month
  • 68 say high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 7
30s 65
40s 197
50s 543
60s 639
70+ 270

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 735
Female 1006

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 207
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) patients who have completed their condition history
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