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

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

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

(Tricor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

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

(Krill Oil)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Lopid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia), who reported starting treatments within 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) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fishy taste
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Krill Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
fish taste burps nausea
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

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

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (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 (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) (4 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness tiredness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 52
40s 107
50s 172
60s 120
70+ 38

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 210
Female 285

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 199
Not Diagnosed 3

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