Mary Billiot Persuasive Speech

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Hello Mr. Brown. My name is Mary Billiot and I am your physician assistant today. Your doctor ordered some blood work so that we can measure your cholesterol levels. I would like to go over those results with you today. Let us look at your results individually so we can have a better understanding of what each result means. Ok, first let us look at your triglycerides. A triglyceride is a type of fat found in your blood. Your body needs some triglycerides since it uses them for energy, however, when you have too many you can increase your risk for heart disease. We like to see levels under 150. Your levels came back at 145 which is considered normal, so that is a good thing. Next, let us look at your LDL test. LDL is what we consider “bad” cholesterol. If you have too much LDL in your blood it can lead to the deposits of plaque in your arteries. When this occurs, your arteries become clogged, which stops the normal flow of blood. High …show more content…

I want you to continue to enjoy your life but I also want to help you improve your health so that you are able to live a longer and healthier life. Start by making small adjustments. If you want to snack while watching sports, let us find some healthier alternatives of snacks for you. If you can’t exercise for 30 minutes straight try breaking it into two fifteen minute sessions. If you don’t like walking, try riding a bike, or work outside in the yard. There are many ways to increase your activity without even realizing that you are exercising. Parking farther away at the store and taking stairs instead of the elevator are just two easy examples. I would be happy to provide you with a list of exercises and some great food choices that will help you. I am also going to print out your test results and some easy to understand pamphlets containing all the information we discussed today. Do you have any questions that I can answer for

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