– Lipid (Fat) Case Study

Meet JP
(We only use patient initials and never their real name) 

JP is a 49 year old African American male diagnosed with hypertension and hyperlipidemia (meaning his cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL are all high) He states that he really wants to control his blood pressure and his hyperlipidemia without having to take medications. 

Lab Values: Cholesterol 220 (high), Triglycerides 175 (high), LDL 110 (bad cholesterol) (high), HDL 35 (good cholesterol) (too low)

JP’s usual dietary intake: Breakfast: Oatmeal or cold cereal, Lunch: Sandwich with ham or salami and canned soup Dinner: Grilled chicken and baked potato or steak and rice. Snacks: chips, diet soda, sweet roll and coffee, peanut butter and crackers or popcorn

List 3 foods in his diet that he can improve on that might help him to lower his blood pressure.
Recommend 2 healthier snacks that might help JP to lower his cholesterol and triglycerides.
What are the recommended levels of Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and LDL? How is his HDL? To high? too low. What can he do to improve his HDL?
Do you have a history of hypertension or hyperlipidemia in your family? Has anyone in your family had a heart attack or stroke?
Do you know your own lab values? Did you know that you can get your lab values checked here at PCC in the health center?
List 3 things that you can do to improve your overall heart health.
In your Nutriwellness assignment, what percentage is your overall fat intake for the average of the 3 days? Do you eat saturated or unsaturated fat?