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Rebecca Santos

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on 3 June 2014

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Rebecca Santos
Risk Factors
high cholesterol
mildly high fasting blood sugar
family history of heart disease/heart attacks
family history of high cholesterol
1% risk of heart attack
About Rebecca
28 year old nursery school teacher
runs marathons in free time
feels she is in good shape and doesn't need to see the doctor
recently went to doctor because both brothers found out they have extremely high cholesterol
father has had two heart attacks
volunteered to be part of heart disease study for African American families
does not drink alcohol
eats a low fat, high protein diet when training
feels chest pain when running, but attributes it to over training
mother is a prediabetic
After six weeks cholesterol levels should decrease by 10% and get to average levels around a year between a year and a half
A healthy diet and moderate exercise should be maintained everyday
Keeping Cholesterol Low
eat more fiber
exercise a moderate amount
low fat diets
fish (full of omega-3 fatty acids that lower cholesterol)
reduce salt intake
reduce dietary cholesterol
For a person with familial hypercholoseterolemia there are many options to lower cholesterol. Options are to eat healthier and exercise more often. Rebecca already lives this lifestyle so the next option to lower high cholesterol is medications such as statins, niacin, bile-acid resins, fibric acid derivatives, and cholesterol absorption inhibitors. These medication are most effective when combined with a healthy diet and exercise. Crestor or rosuvastain will work with her diet and exercise and is to be taken once daily for 2 to 4 weeks when results of good cholesterol levels are recieved.
High cholesterol
at 365
High blood
sugar at 101
Below 200
Below 100
Healthy Choices
runs marathons
does not drink alcohol
eats a low fat, high protein diet
Unhealthy Choices
sometimes over trains and feels chest pains
does not go to the doctor annually
Hypercholesterolemia- hereditary high cholesterol disease where there is an excess of cholesterol in the bloodstream
Cardiologist-Primary Care Physician-Lipidologist
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