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Cholesterol the Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. UNIT 2 ASSIGNMENT Cristina Westberry | SC121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I| March 12, 2018
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Me : Good morning Mr. Brown. My name I Cristina, I am Dr. Steelman’s assistance. I’m going to go over your results from your test, go over a few options that we have, and I’ll answer any questions you may have. Mr. Brown : So, what are the causes of high cholesterol? Me : High cholesterol can be inherited but is often the case of a poor diet. Mr. Brown : So, what does the test say? Me : First I want to go over your results and how they compare to average levels. That way you can get a better idea of what is going on. Your Triglyceride levels, which is what your body uses for energy, are at 145 mg/dL. This is an ok level; the ideal level is anything below 150 mg/dL. We might want to see about lowering it a little, but it is within range. All that would require is a few less starchy foods. On to your cholesterol levels, this is the waxy substance found in your blood produced by your liver or introduced by your diet, this one is within the normal range at 210 mg/dL. We consider normal to be below 200 mg/dL to 239 mg/dL. That is good. Your HDL or high-density lipoproteins, we call this the good cholesterol, is kind of low. We want to see this number above 60 mg/dL and you are at 33 mg/dL. On to the bad cholesterol, known as LDL or low-density lipoproteins, this number is kind of high at 160 mg/dL. We want to see this number anywhere from below 70 mg/dL to below 100 mg/dL. This is due to your age and risk for heart disease. Mr. Brown: What are some actions we can take to get that down? PAGE 1
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Me : You must understand Mr. Brown a lot of these level can be changed with a little exercise and a healthier diet. We recommend this as the first line of defense, if these don’t
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