High triglycerides, what symtoms do you have?

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Do people have symtoms when the triglycerides soar? I was travelling last month, had great meals, now I feel a bit dizzy. Does high triglycerides cause dizziness? What else symptoms?

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Hypertriglyceridemia can cause dizziness. Hypertriglyceridemia can cause hypertension and cerebral arteriosclerosis, which can lead to insufficient blood supply to the brain and cause dizziness.

Severe hyperglycemia can cause pancreatitis, rash xanthomas, and lipemic retinitis. In some cases, triglyceride levels above 2000 mg / dl can cause chyleemia, which can manifest as repeated abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and pancreatitis. Rash xanthomas are yellow pimples with a diameter of 1 to 3 mm above the skin surface. They can be found in any part of the body, but they are common in the back, chest, and proximal limbs.

Therefore, you should control your weight, exercise moderately, quit smoking and limit alcohol, and eat a low-fat diet t to lower blood lipids. At the same time, if blood lipids are still high, you need to take lipid-lowering drugs under the guidance of a cardiologist.

High triglycerides may contribute to hardening of the arteries or thickening of the artery walls, narrowing of the artery makes blood flow insufficient. In that case you may feel dizziness. However, it's a long term process that triglycerides hardens the arteries. Did you have high triglyceriedes in the past? You'd better get a blood test.
Triglycerides is the calories that you eat and didn't consume up. If one has high triglycerides, it means one eats more than the body can burn. Usually you'll see them overweight, especially with a fat belly. However, some people look fit or even skiny they might still have high triglycerides. This is due to metabolic issues.

Other than being overweight, one probably don't feel any discomfort until a serious disease visits. That's why annual blood test matters. You'd track your triglycerides, blood sugar and cholesterol levels so as to prevent heart attack or stroke.
As long as you don't have underlying diseases, e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, temporary overeating may not be a problem. If you had any of those, you need to check your blood pressure, blood sugar, get a lipid panel. If you continuously feel dizzy, it's necessary to see a Dr.