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Cardiovascular Disease/Obesity Case Study


CardiovascularDisease/Obesity Case Study

Pradeep experiences various risk factors for cardiovascular diseaseand obesity. Firstly, he lives a stressful life since he has toprovide materially for his wife and three children. Hence, constantanxiety about his family situation could make him suffercardiovascular disease and obesity. Furthermore, Pradeep had gained25 pounds after relocating to the city. This shows a high likelihoodfor developing weight problems (De Schutter, Lavie, &amp Milani,2014). Pradeep was also required to sit at a desk for several hourseach day. In this regard, his body could not get enough exercise.Staying dormant for many hours would increase his chances ofcontracting cardiovascular disease (De Schutter et al., 2014). Lackof exercise would also make him gain additional weight. Moreover,Pradeep was diagnosed with hypertension. Consequently, his veins andarteries had constricted to the point of causing difficulties in theflow of blood through the body. High blood pressure significantlyincreased his chances of contracting cardiovascular disease (DeSchutter et al., 2014). Additionally, Pradeep had a poor dietconsisting of pre-packaged or fast food. Hence, his body did notderive enough nutrients to ensure proper functioning of organs suchas the heart (De Schutter et al., 2014). Pradeep’s doctor had alsodiagnosed him as overweight. This shows an increased risk fordeveloping cardiovascular diseases and obesity.

Some barriers to care include the family’s poor financial state. Inthis respect, it would be difficult to acquire funds to cater forhospital bills. Also, the family could not afford to eat a balanceddiet due to the high cost of food in the city.

Would Pradeep’s situation improve if the family relocated back tothe small farm? Could the daily prescription of Lisinopril reduce hisrisk for developing cardiovascular disease and obesity?


De Schutter, A., Lavie, C. J., &amp Milani, R. V. (2014). The impactof obesity on risk factors and prevalence and prognosis of coronaryheart disease—the obesity paradox. Progress in CardiovascularDiseases, 56(4), 401-408.