Social Determinants of Health and Their Contribution to Mr. A's Heart Attack

1314 Words Feb 21st, 2018 5 Pages
A’s heart attack
(Myocardial Infarction).

Mr. A is a 48 year old male from a Pacific Islander background. Mr. A has suffered a myocardial infarction (MI) while at home one evening and has been rushed to the hospital. Mr. A also suffers from a range of other chronic illness which are;
• Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
• Reflux
• Depression
• Arthritis (both knees)
• Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Mr. A is also morbidly obese with a BMI of 50.1, is current weight is 168kg. Mr. A works in a sedentary job (warehouse foreman) being in charge of a lot of people but not being all that active himself with very long hours. He has 2 teenage sons which are also overweight. His favorite pass time with them is online gaming. His wife who works part time at the corner store is also overweight. Due their hectic schedules with work (especially himself) he usually buys his lunch off of the food truck when it comes by during the day.
A number of factors in Mr. A upbringing related highly to his socioeconomic background have contributed to his poor health, among other factors at present time such as diet, job choice and family life with these again can be related to this upbringing And background.

The World Health Organization defines health as;
“WHO definition of Health
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”…