Brown: What options exist for a person to try and reduce his/her cholesterol without taking medication? Physician Asst. : There are many options to choose from to take control of one’s health. There are special dieticians who can help with eating guidelines and give examples of better eating styles than from what is already being followed as a diet. Joining a fitness club can also help stay in a healthy lifestyle.
This is great for people like me who aren’t ready put down the meat. 2. Richard Corliss writes in a Times Magazine article, "Studies shows that consuming more of plant-based foods reduces the risk of chronic diseases. a. Eating more plant-based product will provide great benefits to your health because it contains lower fat and high nutrition.
Unit 4222-222 Support care plan activities (HSC 2013) Describe ways to resolve any difficulties or dilemmas about the choice of food and drink: There are a number of ways to go about this, giving the service users more than one choice, two or more in fact. Let them decide what they like, providing more details about the food will also help them to choose. Giving the service users a healthy option and a not so healthy option is important too. Some individuals may be strict with themselves and always wish to eat healthily where as others may not. That is why it is important to explain to the service users about the importance of a healthy diet and to encourage them to choose healthy options and alternatives.
This could be due to a poor diet which would also explain the weight gain. It could also be due to the thyroid hormones being low as well. 4. Explain why the patient’s hands and face are puffy. Use an explanation that’s founded in medicine and physiology.
Patient Education Plan Larry Garcia Introduction to Hypertension (HTN) Hypertension is a term used to describe a state of high blood pressure (“Hypertension”, 05.10.2011). Blood pressure is the measure of blood your heart pumps and its resistance against your arteries (“High Blood Pressure”, 03.22.2011). Blood pressure is given in two numbers: 120/80. The top number, 120, is the systolic blood pressure. Systolic is the peak pressure of blood against the arteries.
Congestive Heart Failure • Definition • Prevention • Prevention of Readmission • Essential Patient Education • Opinion Definition Congestive Heart Failure, also known as CHF, is a medical condition in which the body’s heart is incapable of pumping and supplying enough blood to the rest of the body. When this condition occurs, adequate blood flow to the body’s vital organs such as the brain, lungs, liver, and kidneys is diminished. Congestive Heart Failure may be due to the right, left, or both ventricles, and is considered a long-term condition. Several causes of CHF include heart valve disease, primary heart muscle weakness, hypertension, and Coronary Artery Disease. CHF is a chronic, long-term condition although at times it can develop quite suddenly.
When your blood flow is obstructed, it is known as ischemia. Ischemia causes a lack of oxygen and nutrient delivery, and increases the pressure put on your heart. When a blood clot obstructs more then 75% of an artery, you may begin to feel symptoms of Thrombosis/Ischemia, due to lack of oxygen being able to travel through your body, and an acumulation of lactic acids. When more then 90% of an artery is blocked, it can cause anoxia and infarction. Obesity, heart failure, chronic respiratory failure, smoking, pregnancy, estrogen treatments, prolonged car and air travel, bed rest, and varicose veins are all things that increase the risk of
It is Important to involve the individual in the planning of a diet and letting them know the benefits of the diet. During the planning of the diet, the individual can be shown pictures of an obese person and of a slim person and let them recognise the difference in the size that they are required to achieve. It will be advantageous to let them know that they will avoid the risk of illnesses such as diabetes if they were to keep to the diet plan that they made. There are increased risks to health problems being overweight, and especially being obese. These health problems include type 2 diabetes.
If a person were to drink heavily and smoke, they would both work together as enablers and increase the risk even more. Two other risks that can be monitored are obesity and diet. Two risks that are completely controlled by each individual themselves. Being obese increases the risk of adenocarcinoma. Maintaining a person’s own weight through diet is proven to help prevent the risk of this cancer.
Complications of diabetes are heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, blindness, and loss of limbs. When life is challenging remember they are things that we can do to help decrease the risk for developing diabetes. The first thing that needs to be done is to be willing to adopt healthy behaviors, first I would make sure that my blood sugar levels are in the normal range, the second thing that can be done is by maintaining a healthy weight with exercise and eating a well-balanced diet, for example by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, starting an exercise program to work the muscles, finding lower fat alternatives to replace the high fat foods while watching the portion sizes, and counting calories by reading the food labels can also help, eating more fruits and vegetables, there are several ways I can incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet, one is to start by putting the fruit in a place that is easier to see and get to like the kitchen counter, prepare vegetables by cutting them and placing in containers that are easier to get to in the refrigerator. Drinking 100% fruit or vegetable juices is another way to help me get more into my diet, eating more whole grains and less refined grains and sugar, because whole grains reduce the risk of developing diabetes and other diseases. By making these