Diagnosis: The patient has a diagnosis of asthma.
Medical History: Patient entered Health Coaching program with a diagnosis of asthma and the following cardiac risk factors: borderline LDL(bad) cholesterol and low HDL(good cholesterol).
MCM Intervention: Health Coach reviewed guidelines for a low sodium(salt) diet to prevent fluid retention which increases blood pressure; low fat food selections and cooking methods to reduce fat (cholesterol) intake; low carbohydrate (starch) choices to reduce caloric intake; and guidelines for developing a regular exercise plan to increase the HDL level . Patient readily made lifestyle adjustments. Additionally, he has maintained his exercise program of 60 minutes daily. He regularly follows up with his MD for routine appointments, in a timely manner and takes medications as prescribed. The surveillance and education by the Health Coach has enabled the patient to focus on portion sized, heart healthy eating in combination with daily exercise. This shows his dedication in averting the progression of his condition.