Unit 2 Assignment On Physician Mr Brown

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Unit 2 Assignment Angela Espinal Physician: Mr. Brown your lab results came back today. They are as follow * Triglycerides 145 mg/dl * Cholesterol 210 mg/dl * HDL 33 mg/dl * LDL 160mg/dl Brown: No offense Doctor, but I have no idea what any of those mean. Physician: That is alright Mr. Brown let me try to explain the results to where you can understand them. Triglycerides is a type of fat found in your blood. Your body uses them for energy. They are important for good health. Normal levels is less than 150 and high is above 200. Your levels are normal. Cholesterol is a fat like substance made mostly by the liver. It is also found in some food such as dairy, meat, and eggs. Your body needs cholesterol to help digest…show more content…
Maintaining high levels of HDL is good. The lower your levels the higher risk of heart disease. Desirable levels for men are 60 or above. Less than 40 is at risk. Your level is a 33. Any questions so far Mr. Brown? Mr. Brown: What I can tell so far my results are bad. What has caused my cholesterol to get high? Physician: Yes, the results are not where you need them to be. There are a few things that can cause high cholesterol. Diet is one. Saturated fat and cholesterol in food can increase you levels. Weight can also increase levels. Age as you get older levels seem to rise. Poorly controlled diabetes. It could also be hereditary. Mr. Brown: What do I need to do? Besides watching what I eat. Physician: Well just as you said eat a low cholesterol foods. Your daily average intake should be less than 300 milligrams. Don’t smoke. Exercise can increase your levels of HDL. There are also some medication to help lower your cholesterol. Statins, Niacin, Bile-acid resins and fibrates are the drugs proven to lower cholesterol. Mr. Brown: What are the side effects of the…show more content…
Brown: Do the benefits of lowering cholesterol outweigh the risks of taking the medication? Physician: Yes Mr. Brown I believe they do. As of right now your cholesterol level is not too high. However, your LDL is very high and your HDL is very low. It is only a matter of time until your cholesterol is raising towards high risk heart disease levels. You might not have any side effects with one medication and have all side effects with another one. It just finding the right fit. Mr. Brown there is no need to worry. We caught this early enough to avoid major problems. I recommend prescribing a statins. This will lower your LDL and raise your HDL. Don’t worry about the side effects we can always change the medications. Take the medication for a while to try to get all your levels back to normal. Afterwards we can take you off the medication and with good eating habits and exercise you should be able to maintain levels without

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