Keiko Itoh writes:
Patient A and patient B have diseases somehow connected to cholesterol. Patient B is obese, Patient B has "angina"chest pain.
They like high calorie foods. And perhaps these foods caused their disease. They have risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease. For example, Patient A has high blood cholesterol and he is a male. On the other hand, Patient B's family history of diabetes, her obesity and her cigarette smoking are also risk factors. And both patients do not do much exercise every day.
Patient A's LDL-cholesterol level is 165. His LDL level has an increased risk for heart disease. On the other hand, Patient B's LDL level is 125. Her cholesterol level is good or desirable.
Patient A: He should eat healthy food to help lower his LDL cholesterol level and raise HDL cholesterol level by exercising. Healthy food means fruits, broiled or grilled fish, and vegetables, etc. And he ought to cut down on the amount of meat he eats. And he should limit his intake of saturated fats.
Patient B: She should raise her HDL cholesterol level by quitting smoking and losing weight. She should try to replace white bread with whole-grain breads and cereals. To keep her weight down, she can participate in routine physical exercise and control her calorie intake.
For both patients, you must check
cholesterol levels at least once every five years. So be sure to see a
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