Section 8: Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension
Date: 10/29/2016 15:00
I have compiled my physical examination data and entered them into my tool since the year 2000. The plotted lipid graphics are reflected in Figures 8-1, 8-2, 8-3, and 8-4. Results have shown that I suffered from hyperlipidemia from 2000 to 2012. Since 2012, although my focus was to control my diabetes, the overall strategy was to utilize preventive medicine via a better and effective lifestyle management. The mathematical simulated metabolism model developed in 2014 provided an effective tool for lifestyle management. As a result, while my glucose values were under control, it assisted me in changing my unhealthy lipid data into a healthy state. Further discussions about metabolism will be found in the next section.
Figure 8-1: Triglycerides (2000 – 2016)
Figure 8-2: HDL-C (2000 – 2016)
Figure 8-3: LDL-C (2000 – 2016)
Figure 8-4: Total Cholesterol (2000 – 2016)
Lipids have a close relationship with the “quality” of food. In order for me to consume a better quality of food, I included a list to serve as both reminder and record for the food quality. Please see Figure 8-5: Reminder and Record of Quality for Food & Meal. In this table, if you follow all the rules, then you will get a score of 0.5. If you violate all the rules, then you will get a score of 1.5. Please see Figure 8-6: Score of Quality for Food & Meal from mid-2014 to October 20, 2016. My “Quality for Food & Meal” satisfaction level is 96% – reflecting a score of 0.54, satisfaction level = (1.5-0.54)/(1.5-0.5).
Figure 8-5: Reminder & Record of Quality of Food & Meal
Figure 8-6: Score of Quality of Food & Meal
My blood pressure data is shown in Figures 8-7, 8-8, and 8-9. As I mentioned in an earlier section, from March through December of 2014, I had 3 consecutive stressful periods and their impact on my blood pressure can be seen on these diagrams. I have already included “limit salt intake” as one of the requirements in “Quality for Food & Meal,” which I firmly follow in my diet. From Figure 8-10: Analysis of Causes for High Blood Pressure, my data showed that major stressful events are highly correlated to hypertension, which is then followed by overseas traveling, jet-lag, post exercise measurement, extreme weather condition, etc.