Patient: Mr. Brown
Cholesterol Panel Results
May 31, 2016
Good afternoon Mr.Brown, today we will be going over your results from your
cholesterol panel, which is from the blood work we took at your last appointment. I will read you your
results and then we can talk about what your results mean and what needs to be done.
Mr. Brown your triglycerides level is 145mg/dL . Triglycerides are the main form of fat in
your body. They are used for energy, however when there is a lot of triglycerides the body will hang
onto them and use them later. Which can build fat in your midsection. A big risk of having a high
triglyceride level is a condition called ...view middle of the document...
This increases your chances of heart
disease and strokes. Having a high LDL creates plaque buildup in your arteries, which causes blood
clots. Mr. Brown your HDL level is 33m/dL which is low, your HDL should be 60mg/dL or higher.
HDL helps to reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes. HDL helps absorb the bad cholesterol and
bring it to the liver to flush it from your body. Having a low HDL also increases your chance of heart
attack and stroke. So we need to bring up your HDL and lower your LDL.
Mr.Brown some of the causes of high cholesterol are, your age as you get older your
cholesterol rises. The type of foods you eat play a big role in your cholesterol level. At your last
appointment you stated that your favorite activity is sitting on the couch eating snacks and watching
sports. Depending on what you are eating for snacks, they could be a factor in your levels. Foods that
are high in trans fat, saturated fat and are high in cholesterol, will raise your levels. Another factor is
your activity level and of course your weight. If your activity level is low, which it sounds to me that it
might be on the lower side, will also raise your levels. Other causes of high cholesterol include stress,
smoking and other health conditions a person may have.
Mr. Brown there are some treatments to help lower your cholesterol, these include
creating a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, and medications. There is side affects with taking
medications, which may include constipation and/or diarrhea, gas, upset stomach, muscle and back
pain, to just name a few. However it does depend on what medication you are prescribed as to what the
side affects are. Even though there are side affects that come along with medication, the benefit of
lowering your cholesterol outweigh the risk of taking medications. Medications also lower your risk
for heart disease and stroke.
Mr. Brown there are other options besides just...