Attention all health-conscious individuals! On March 28, we celebrate National Triglycerides Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about one of the most important factors for a healthy lifestyle.
Join us in shining a spotlight on the often overlooked but critical role of triglycerides in maintaining your overall well-being.
It's essential to understand the hidden risks associated with high triglyceride levels. That's why this observance serves as a timely reminder to both patients and practitioners to get informed about their triglyceride numbers and take action to bring them to healthy levels.
- High levels of triglycerides in your blood can put you at risk for heart disease. Unlike cholesterol, which builds cells and some hormones, triglycerides store unused calories and give your body energy. Therefore, monitoring your triglyceride levels is vital for heart health.
- The good news is that a simple blood test can tell you whether your triglyceride levels are within normal limits.
- If they're not, this could be a sign of other conditions such as type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypothyroidism, or rare genetic conditions.
- So, make sure to mark March 28 on your calendar and take the opportunity to learn more about National Triglycerides Day.
By understanding the importance of healthy triglyceride levels and taking proactive measures to maintain them, you'll be well on your way to achieving optimal health and wellness. Don't let high triglycerides sneak up on you - take action today!
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL TRIGLYCERIDES DAY
- Include a triglycerides check with your routine physical exam.
- Visit with your doctor to learn how triglycerides impact your health.
- Ask your doctor for advice on how to maintain healthy levels, too.
- Your primary care is your go-to source and will be able to guide you on your risk factors.
- Use #NationalTriglyceridesDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL TRIGLYCERIDES DAY HISTORY
National Triglycerides Day was founded in 2018 to encourage awareness of healthy triglyceride levels and the role they play in a healthy lifestyle.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on March 28th.
Q. How do doctors test for triglycerides?
A. Doctors test for triglycerides with a blood test called a lipid panel.
Q. How many people in the United States have high triglyceride levels?
A. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults age twenty and over have elevated triglycerides.
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