Unformatted text preview: her improper diet and smoking is not beneficial. Her stress compounded with her diet, smoking, and hypertension could lead to other health problems such as coronary artery disease. Even though Josie feels healthy, she should have a routine colonoscopy done because her father and aunt died of colon cancer. She should also schedule routine mammogram since she is a female of the age of 40. Josie has a good support system of family and friends, but her beliefs about discussing family illnesses and death. This belief is keeping her family, and friends from helping her cope with her stress factors. Therefore, if Josie would start eating a healthy, well balanced diet, quit smoking, exercise more, and discuss matter more openly with her family and friends she would not only lower her blood pressure, but also have a healthier life....
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- Spring '10
- Nutrition, Josie, Josie’s hypertension