Daisuke Okazaki writes:
Patient T does not think his condition
is very serious. But he has been diagnosed hypertensive and experiences
mild pain in the neck and upper chest areas. And he has early atherosclerosis.
So the most important thing is that his condition is serious.
Other points: 1. His mother died from hardening of the arteries. 2. T has mild pain in the neck and upper chest areas. It is a symptom of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is such that cholesterol deposits begin to accumulate along the inner walls of the coronary arteries. It is a cause of hardening arteries. 3. He is a former marathon racer. So his coronary arteries dilated and blood flow to heart muscles increased. But he has atherosclerosis. Too much cholesterol has accumulated along the coronary arteries. 4. He is an overworked man. So he has no time to bother with exercise and to give up smoking.
Step 1: He must take a holiday, because he has no time to think about his condition. All the time he must think about his condition, especially the pain in the neck and chest areas and his early atherosclerosis. If he thinks about it, he will notice that he must give up smoking and must exercise.
Step 2: He is a very busy man. But his condition is more precious than his job. So he should have his subordinates do more work if the time to think about his condition is not enough for him. If he does so, he will become a little freer than before. Maybe his stress will decrease. He will have time to think about many things.
Step 3: He must give up smoking and must exercise. It can be done by only his effort. In addition to this, he should eat low-cholesterol food. Because he is hypertensive and has early heart disease. And his mother died after heart surgery from hardening of the arteries. So he has to pay attention to his diet so as not to change his heart and arteries to a worse condition.
Step 4: The best way is to enter a hospital and consult a physician precisely. And if need be, we have him take aspirin. It is a new use of the drug. By this cure, his condition may get better.
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