Symptoms of high cholesterol and triglycerides?

My total cholesterol is 239, triglyecerides are 274, and LDL is 143. Can this condition make you FEEL like you have hypoglycemia? Why do I get shaky, sick, and feel like I am starving all of a sudden like my sugar is low when my blood sugar test turned out great? Do cholesterol and triglycerides give you the same kind of symptoms or is something else going on?
i am only 23 and i am getting ready to be treated for cholesterol with zocor if my dieting doesn’t bring these levels down within the next 3 months. i was just up late and wondering if this can make you feel like you have low blood sugar. or what are some symptoms that come with it because i can’t find them on the internet??

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  • dee_ann

    Symptoms of High Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

    If high cholesterol or triglyceride levels result in coronary heart disease or atherosclerosis at other sites, symptoms may include chest pain (angina), heart attack, or stroke.

    High cholesterol or triglyceride levels alone do not produce symptoms. When levels are exceedingly high, cholesterol may be deposited (xanthomas) in tendons or just beneath the skin under the eyes. Very high triglyceride levels may result in the formation of nodules on the elbows or knees, or the appearance of multiple, pimple-sized, yellowish skin eruptions.

    What Causes High Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels?

    Hereditary factors are the most common cause.

    A diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol increases cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

    Other disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, and hypothyroidism, may increase cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

    Certain drugs, such as estrogen, corticosteroids, retinoids, protease inhibitors, thiazide diuretics, and beta-blockers, may increase cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

    Obesity increases the risk of high cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

    Chronic, excessive alcohol use increases the risk of high cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

    Prevention of High Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

    Eating a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol may help prevent high cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

    Maintaining a healthy weight—or losing weight, if necessary—can help prevent lipid abnormalities.

    Moderate alcohol consumption increases levels of HDL cholesterol, which decreases the risk of coronary heart disease. However, chronic, heavy alcohol use raises triglyceride levels, and is associated with many other harmful effects. Therefore, it is recommended that, on average, women consume no more than one alcoholic beverage per day; men should consume no more than two alcoholic drinks daily. (A drink is considered one 12-ounce beer, 4 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof spirits.)

    Diagnosis of High Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

    The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) recommends that all adults 20 years and older obtain a fasting lipid profile—a blood test that measures total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides—at least every 5 years. Those with known risk factors, such as diabetes or a family history of CHD, may need to be screened more frequently.

  • Common Sense

    Your cholesterol is bad. Your Triglycerides are terrible (heart attack terrible).

    I used to have high cholesterol & high triglyecerides. I felt fine until my heart attack.

    Why are you asking these questions from complete stranges? You need to push your doctor for more tests. Don’t try to guess your problem or get answers from strangers on a web forum. Be smart. Don’t ignore what your body is telling you……… (asking "Yahoo Answers" is pretty close to ignoring)………………………………..

  • No that I know of. I suggest you see your doctor to determine is there is something else going on.

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