Patient instructed uncontrollable risk factors for high cholesterol are age, family history, and gender. Instructed risk factors that he can control are weight, diet, and activity. Instructed patient to maintain ideal weight, avoid foods high in cholesterol and exercise for at least 30 minutes per day to lower risk of high cholesterol. Patient verbalized understanding.
SN instructed patient on new medication Cholestyramine: This medication is known as a bile acid-binding resin. It works by removing bile acid from the body. In people with high cholesterol, this causes the liver to make more bile acid by using cholesterol in the blood. This helps to lower the cholesterol levels, patient verbalized understanding.
Instructed in limit to three eggs per week.
Instructed in foods high in cholesterol such as organ meats, red meats, fatty poultry, shrimp, bacon, cold cuts, hot dogs, saturated fats (found in animal fats and coconut oil), palm kernel, cocoa butter, hydrogenated fats, chocolate, margarine, nondairy substitutes, whole milk, egg yolks, fried foods and others.
Instructed in foods low in cholesterol such as fish, low fat diary products, fruits and vegetables, grains, herbs and spices, lean meats, lean poultry, egg substitutes, polyunsaturated oils and others.