About Severe Hypertriglyceridemia

What is Severe Hypertriglyceridemia?

Severe hypertriglyceridemia (SHTG) is a condition when an individual has very high triglyceride levels (more than three times the normal level) in the bloodstream. Those who have SHTG are at a higher risk to develop serious and life-threatening conditions such as acute pancreatitis and cardiovascular disease.

What are the symptoms of Severe Hypertriglyceridemia and how is it diagnosed?

Sometimes people with severe hypertriglyceridemia show no symptoms. If someone is experiencing symptoms, they tend to be:

Severe hypertriglyceridemia is diagnosed through a physical exam and blood test performed by your healthcare provider.

There is currently no cure for SHTG, but researchers are trying to develop new medications and potential treatments for severe hypertriglyceridemia. Participation in the ENTRUST study may help scientists and doctors learn about the study medication and whether it can help lower very high triglyceride levels and alleviate very high triglyceride symptoms.

Where can I learn more?

Ask your doctor for more information about SHTG. You can also learn more about SHTG at the National Lipid Association website.