What factors put Harold at risk for heart disease? Discuss which are modifiable and which are not.

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MLA FORMAT
DUE 2/28
1PM AMERICAN/NEW YORK
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**Read Case Study Below & Use Attachment To Answer Question 1**

Question 1: Using the Case: 8-2– Acting on Questionable Practice

Does the Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements provide guidance for this situation? Explain?

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Question 2: Discuss the role insulin and glucagon play in blood sugar regulation?

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Question 3: This week pick a scenario or situation that illustrates either a sympathetic or parasympathetic response. Explain what happens to the body during this situation and how the body will respond to return to homeostasis.

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Question 4: In an effort to treat diseases through diet therapy, various groups get together to release evidence-based therapeutic diets. Many of these diets come from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or the NIH. Two diets that are commonly implemented to combat diseases are the DASH and TLC diets. The DASH is the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, which addresses high blood pressure, and the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, or “TLC” diet, addresses high cholesterol.

Take a look at your own diet and see how you match up to one of these two diet plans. Track your diet for a day. What goals are you already meeting? Which ones are challenging for you? How do you think others would do in following these diets and what are some tools that might help them?

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Mini Case Study #3: Harold’s Heartache

Harold is 46 and recently divorced. Since he and his wife separated, he noticed that he has been eating a lot of premade processed foods and putting on some extra pounds, and his weight has climbed from 185 to 205 lbs (height is 5’11”) within the past 9 months. He’s been stressed with the divorce settlement and has started smoking again. Both of Harold’s parents had heart disease and he’s been on hypertension medications for 5 years. When he went to see his doctor, his blood pressure was143/85 mmHg and a lipid panel revealed that his total cholesterol is 260 mg/dL with an LDL level of 167 mg/dL and an HDL level of 35 mg/dL. He shared with his doctor that he used to exercise regularly, but had been physically inactive for over 6 months. When asked if he would like to start exercising again, Harold responded, “I definitely know I should, and I remember it used to make me feel so good! I was thinking of buying a new bike!”

What factors put Harold at risk for heart disease? Discuss which are modifiable and which are not.

What is Harold’s risk of developing heart disease? Please show your work for any calculations.

Discuss Harold’s cholesterol levels and ratio and compare them to recommendations.

What dietary changes would you recommend for Harold? Would you recommend any specific diet plans? Why or why not?

How would you assess Harold’s readiness to change, and what might be some meaningful goals for him to work towards?

 
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