Triglycerides are the most important source of energy for cells; they are derived from glycerol. The flow of triglycerides into the human body occurs with food; then they are synthesized in adipose tissue, then the liver and the intestine. What level of triglycerides in the blood in a person, directly depends on age. To diagnose atherosclerosis, as well as many other diseases use the analysis of triglycerides. Plant seeds, liver and fatty tissues contain triglycerides, which are an essential part of human food.
There are no specific symptoms of abnormal TG values. The first call is its consequences – hypertension, IHD, NMC, ischemia of the legs, stroke, heart attack, aortic aneurysm, lameness. If dyslipidemia is congenital, on the iris of the eye, you can see a white arc and xanthomas (fatty seals) on the skin.
A reduced concentration of triglycerides is observed with abetalipoproteinemia and hypobetalipoproteinemia – congenital pathologies of lipid metabolism against the background of the synthesis of apolipoprotein B, which binds fats for transportation with blood.
Low TG indices do not require correction, and if the permissible level is exceeded, urgent measures are needed. Even if the total cholesterol is normal, normalizing TG is necessary. In addition to diet and associated muscle loads, use a variety of drugs.