unit 4 assignment Essay

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N’Joa A. Edwin Kaplan University Human Anatomy and Physiology Professor Rice 1/20/2015 Good evening Mr. Brown your test results came in and we found out that your Triglycerides are 145 mg/dL, Cholesterol 210 mg/dL, HDL 33 mg/dL, and LDL 160 mg/dL. Normal triglycerides means there are less than 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) which you do have which is great. A desirable level of cholesterol would be Below 200 mg/dL, and borderline high would be 200-239 mg/dL so because your cholesterol level is 210 mg/dL you are at borderline high. Ideal LDL level for people at very high risk of heart disease would be below 70 and a high level would be 160-189 mg/dL your LDL level is 160 mg/dL therefore it’s high. The best HDL…show more content…
“You're more likely to have high cholesterol that can lead to heart disease if you have any of these risk factors such as smoking, obesity, large waist circumference, poor diet, lack of exercise and diabetes.” (Mayo Clinic Staff) They are many treatments for treating high cholesterol. Many people, making changes to their lifestyle doing activities such as eating better, losing weight, and exercising will be enough to lower cholesterol meanwhile others may benefit from medicines. They’re not much side effects from medications used to treat high cholesterol. Statins are the number one drug used to treat high cholesterol. Statins can lower the risk of heart attack or stroke. Other medications can improve cholesterol levels, but they have not been proven to lower the risk of a heart attack or a stroke. Statin side effects can be uncomfortable, making it seem like the risks outweigh the benefits of these powerful cholesterol-lowering medications. (Mayo Clinic Staff) Side effects of statin is muscle pain and damage, liver damage, digestive problems, rash or flushing, increased blood sugar or type 2 diabetes, and neurological side effects. Options for a person who wants to reduce their cholesterol

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