Re: do BP meds raise triglyceride levels ??
I am 25 years old and on Ziac (a beta blocker). I have always had good cholesterol. My physical of 99 it was 168. I then started taking Ziac in January 2000, and my cholesterol for my phsical in September was 220. I exercise 5 times a week and I am thin. My triglycerides went from 70 to 100 and my LDL went from 100 to 131. I truly think there is a connection. I also found a website once saying you should tell your doc. if you are taking betablockers before they administer the cholesterol test. It didn't say why. Maybe if you take them before the test it affects the readings.
I never mentioned it to my doctor though. I will the next time i get checked.