Cholesterol: A Patient Conversation Case Study

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Cholesterol: A Patient Conversation
Today a 56-year-old man that leads a sedentary life, but admitted to being a couch potato is here today to get his test results from his previous visit. Below I will be going over Mr. Brown’s test results with him and also going over how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Tutt: Good Morning Mr. Brown how you feeling today?
Mr. Brown: Hello Dr. Tutt, I’m okay just a little nervous about my test results due to I know I haven’t been living kind of a sedentary life, but not really healthy.
Dr. Tutt: I know you’re scared Mr. Brown, we will go over your test results and found ways to help you live a better lifestyle. I tested your Triglycerides which is describe as excessive fat that circulates the blood stream when you eat your body converts the calories the calories it does
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Brown: Yes, Doc that’s my favorite past time.
Dr. Tutt: Well Mr. Brown, your Cholesterol levels was evaluated your results came back 210mg/dl. The elevated range is from 200-239 mg/dl (Disanto,
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Tutt: Nice that you should mentioned that Mr. Brown. Cholesterol is found in your blood. Have you ever gone to the store and read the back of the label that stated “low in cholesterol”? Well that’s the food found in meat, fish, eggs and low fat milk, but be careful Mr. Brown you can have too much cholesterol. The cholesterol can stick to your blood vessels and stay there causing the pipes to become narrow this can clog the blood vessels and keep the blood from moving freely and we do not want that to happened. If the clogging gets worse it can lead to a heart attack or even a stroke. There are two types of cholesterol HDL and LDL. We will go over both and I will provide your results for each. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, it helps carry cholesterol back to the liver. On the other hand, LDL (low-density lipoprotein) can clog the blood vessels due to it moves the cholesterol away from the bloodstream which causes it to stick to the blood
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