PHC 331 Saudi Electronic University Chronic Disease Epidemiology Essay

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College of Health Sciences Department of Public Health ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEET Course name: Chronic Disease Epidemiology Course Code & CRN: PHC331 - 15573 Assignment title or task: (You can write a question) Paper assignment (2): Hypercholesterolemia is an important risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including cerebrovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and peripheral arterial disease; it is usually symptomatically quiescent until significant atherosclerosis has developed. Discuss this statement and determine the methods of prevention of Hypercholesterolemia in KSA? Student name: Student ID: Submission date: / 11/ 2021 Instructor name: Dr. Nargis Begum Javed Grade: ……. Out of 8 College of Health Sciences Department of Public Health Due Date :20/11/2021 Instructions: • • • • • • • • • Length of the write-up could be more than 500 words. Font should be Times New Roman, and size should be 12. Heading should be Bold The text color should be Black Line spacing should be 1.5. Proper headings with number should be given for each segment Avoid Plagiarism Assignments must be submitted with the filled cover page All assignments must carry the references using APA style.
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Hypercholesterolemia is described as high plasma cholesterol levels with normal plasma
triglycerides as a result of an increase in cholesterol and apo B-rich lipoproteins, also known as
low-density lipoproteins (LDL). Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor for atherosclerotic
cardiovascular diseases, such as cerebrovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and peripheral
artery disease; yet, it frequently goes unnoticed until severe atherosclerosis has formed
(Mahmood et al., 2015).
Myocardial infarction, ischemic cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac death, ischemic stroke,
erectile dysfunction, claudication, and acute limb ischemia are all complications of
hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis. In industrialized societies, sedentary behavior and a
diet high in saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, and cholesterol are risk factors for secondary
hypercholesterolemia (Mahmood et al., 2015). Diabetes, obesity, particularly in the abdominal
area, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, and cholestatic liver disease are all linked. Smoking
and abdominal obesity are linked to low HDL-C levels.

Methods of Prevention of Hypercholesterolemia in KSA
According to Basulaiman et al. (2014), hypercholesterolemia affected 8.5 % of Saudis.
Another 19.6% had hypercholesterolemia on the verge of becoming hypercholesterolemic. 65.1
% of hypercholesterolemic Saudis went undetect...

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