Nami Fukunaga writes:
Levels of LDL:
Patient A's LDL cholesterol level is 165. Patient B's cholesterol level is 125. LDLs (low density lipoproteins) are bad cholesterol. The best LDL cholesterol level is less than 130. Over 160 is dangerous. It means a risk for heart disease. So patient A had better decrease his LDL cholesterol level. Under 200 is the best for a total cholesterol level. If your cholesterol level is between 200 and 239, you may have a heart attack or stroke. In addition, over 240 means much risk of heart disease. Patient B's cholesterol level is under 200. So she maintains this cholesterol level.
Diet with fatty foods:
Patient A likes ice cream, eggs and fatty meats. Patient B likes white bread and cheese. Both patient A and B have too much cholesterol. If patient A wants to eat ice cream, he had better check on the food's packages. So, he selects the food which is low in cholesterol. When he wants to eat other foods, he also should check the package label.
About patient B , cheese has high cholesterol. She had better cut down these foods.
Other concerns are exercise, smoking, diabetes, etc. For Patient B, cigarette smoking and diabetes are risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease. She had better quit smoking and lose weight if she is seriously overweight. And she may need to do more exercise.
Patient B doesn't worry about her health now. But she is overweight. So she had better lose her weight. And her family has a history of diabetes. She must be more careful of her health.
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