Beryl is a 50 year old woman with Hypertension who is attending a Healthy Heart Workshop at her local Community Health Centre. Beryl’s blood pressure is 160/95, she is 150cms in height and her weight is 105kg. Beryl reports that she drinks two to three glasses of wine per night, eats a lot of take away foods as she’s too busy with her executive management job to think about cooking. She is a single mother caring for three school aged children to always cook. She states that she rarely exercises due to lack of time. Beryl visited her GP last week after feeling unwell. Pathology was taken and Beryl’s GP report shows that her total cholesterol is 6 mmol/L, Low Density Lipoprotein 3.1 mmol/L and High Density Lipoprotein 0.8mmol/L. The GP commenced Beryl on medications but she states “I keep forgetting to take them, my life is just so stressful at the moment. I really don’t have time to be here, I need to be at work”.
November 20, 2020November 20, 2020