Chizu Furuhira writes:
I found few similarities. I do not
know a lot about cholesterol levels for human beings, but maybe one of
these two patients has a high cholesterol level.
Regarding their differences, I found many between the male and female patient. First, there's a difference of sex. It's a significant difference when we talk about disease. The construction of the artery, for example, the thickness of arteries, the quickness of clogging people's coronary arteries are different between males and females.
Second, age is a difference. The male is 20, while the female is 35. Third, the amount of exercise is different. The male does little or no excising, while the female likes to ride her bicycle. Fourth, the condition of arteries is different. The male has narrow arteries, while the female's arteries are normal. Fifth, the disease they have is different. The male has angina, while the female's family has a history of diabetes. Sixth, the quality of meals is different. The male likes ice cream, eggs and fatty meats, while the female eats white bread and cheese. In addition, the female is a smoker and she is overweight.
At first, I think the male patient had better change his style of eating, because his favorite foods contain a lot of saturated fats. And he had better eat more plant foods, for example, fruits, vegetables, and grains because they have no cholesterol. Eating foods which contain no or low cholesterol leads to reducing cholesterol levels. Exercise is good for health, so he should take moderate exercise, for example riding a bicycle, walking fast for a while and so on, and keep doing this regularly. I think he is young and has physical strength to do exercise. Doing exercise leads to decreasing cholesterol levels, also. And he definitely should try to decrease his LDL levels.
On the other hand, the female patient had better take fiberrich foods, because fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels in blood and can also help her to lose weight. I think she had better eat wholegrain bread rather than white bread and select low-fat cheese made from low-fat or skim milk or vegetable oils. Riding her bicycle is a kind of exercise and good for health, so I agree on that point. I suggest she keep doing reasonable exercise every day, not only weekends. But I think she should stop smoking. It's better for her to be sensitive about her health because her family has a history of diabetes. This disease is associated with heredity. The possibility she might contract diabetes is high. I think that she has to keep this in mind so that she does not increase the risk factor to cause diabetes.
The most significant thing for the two patients is to change their life style and the style of eating as soon as possible. Staying healthy is very important to enjoy their lives. Good luck!
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