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Low values of triglycerides are not common in clinical practice. It can be due to a low fat diet or malabsorption. Another possibility is suffering from hyperthyroidism.
Triglyceride values are usually given in mg/dl but sometimes you can see those values in mmol/l following the International System of Units (SI). In case your values are in mmol/l you can convert them using this tool:
Triglyceride levels are a bit low but not a matter for concern. It can be the consequence of a low fat diet, for example a vegetarian diet or excessive weight loss.
You should keep an eye in your diet and it is probable that in the next blood test the values return to normal range.
Triglyceride levels are very low and it is necessary to study the causes. The main causes are:
It is also advisable to look for a possible hyperthyroidism because it is can be a possibility.
You should visit your doctor if you feel fatigue or muscular weakness. He will monitor you periodically.
Triglyceride levels in the blood are excessively low and it may be a sign of a health problem.
You should visit your doctor as soon as possible because such a low value may damage your kidneys or heart.
To suffer a particular health situation or taking some drugs can reduce your triglyceride level in the blood:
The following diseases can explain a triglyceride level in the blood lower than normal:
If triglyceride levels are a bit low, you can increase you fat, carbohydrates and calorie intake, especially if you are vegetarian.
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The following values are considered to be below the normal range:
IMPORTANT: These levels are expressed in mg/dl. They are an example of a healthy man of about 45 years old with a balanced diet, no known disease and not taking any medication. The ranges can be different depending on the laboratory or on your personal circumstances.
|49 mg/dl||48 mg/dl||47 mg/dl||46 mg/dl||45 mg/dl||44 mg/dl||43 mg/dl||42 mg/dl|
|41 mg/dl||40 mg/dl||39 mg/dl||38 mg/dl||37 mg/dl||36 mg/dl||35 mg/dl|
|34 mg/dl||33 mg/dl||32 mg/dl||31 mg/dl||30 mg/dl||29 mg/dl||28 mg/dl||27 mg/dl|
|26 mg/dl||25 mg/dl||24 mg/dl||23 mg/dl||22 mg/dl||21 mg/dl||20 mg/dl||19 mg/dl|
|18 mg/dl||17 mg/dl||16 mg/dl||15 mg/dl||14 mg/dl||13 mg/dl||12 mg/dl||11 mg/dl|
|9 mg/dl||8 mg/dl||7 mg/dl||6 mg/dl||5 mg/dl||4 mg/dl||3 mg/dl||2 mg/dl|
|1 mg/dl||0 mg/dl|