Assignment Cholesterol A Patient Conversation Essay
Good Morning Mr. Brown, I’m Amanda and today I will be your Physician’s Assistant. A few weeks ago the doctor had ordered some test for you and I am going to go over the results with you and explain to you what each of them mean. If you have any concern are question please feel free to stop me at any time. First, I am going to let you know the results. Then I will go over each one and explain what each one means. Oaky the following results of your panel are:
Triglycerides - 145 mg/dL
Cholesterol: 210 mg/dL
HDL: 33 mg/dL
LDL: 160 mg/dL
Triglycerides are ester formed from glycerol and three fatty acid groups. Any time that you eat, your body will transform the calories that it doesn’t use into triglycerides. They are stored in fat cells and hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. So if you take in more calories than the ones you may burn, then you typically will have high triglycerides levels. Your triglyceride level of 145 mg is considered normal, which is great.
Now we are going to talk about cholesterol. Cholesterol is this soft, waxy substance that is found not only in your bloodstream but also in every cell in your body, where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D, and bile acids that help you digest fat. Your liver is the primary organ responsible for the production of cholesterol in your body, although a small amount is made by the lining of the small intestine and the…