My husband is suffering from many problems like constipation, nausea, backache. He had his liver test in which SGOT Is 68 and SGPT is 43 and also triglycerides is 335 and VLDL cholesterol is 67. Suggest us what do to.

Triglycerides are an important measure of heart health. In your husband case it is high. Check with your doctor the underlying cause for it. If the doctor prescribes medication to lower triglycerides, take the medication as prescribed. Along with medications tell him the significance of the healthy lifestyle. Lifestyle modification is the first-line therapy for people with elevated triglycerides. Here are few tips:

  • Lose weight. If overweight, losing 5 to 10 pounds can help lower your triglycerides.

  • Cut back on calories. Remember that extra calories are converted to triglycerides and stored as fat. Reducing your calories will reduce triglycerides.

  • Avoid sugary and refined foods. Simple carbohydrates, such as sugar and foods made with white flour, can increase triglycerides.

  • Choose healthier fats. Trade saturated fat found in meats for healthier monounsaturated fat found in plants, such as olive, peanut and canola oils. Substitute fish high in omega-3 fatty acids — such as mackerel and salmon — for red meat.

  • Limit alcohol intake. Even small amounts of alcohol can raise triglyceride levels.

  • Exercise regularly. Brisk walk for at least 30-45 minutes on most or all days of the week. Regular exercise can lower triglycerides and boost “good” cholesterol.