What are the signs and symptoms of hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Hypertriglyceridemia is usually asymptomatic until triglycerides are greater than 1000-2000 mg/dL. Signs and symptoms may include the following:

  • GI: Pain in the mid-epigastric, chest, or back regions; nausea, vomiting

  • Respiratory: Dyspnea

  • Dermatologic: Xanthomas

  • Ophthalmologic: Corneal arcus, xanthelasmas

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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