Hyperlipidemia

Fantastic post! Hyperlipidemia is among the common abnormalities placing a significant
portion of the American population at the risk of severe diseases, and an approach to research on
it is commendable (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015). There have been
various agencies that have worked jointly in addressing hyperlipidemia, and the results of their
partnership are standardized guidelines for the management and prevention of the condition
(Stone, Robinson, Lichtenstein, Merz, Blum, Eckel, & Wilson, 2014). These guidelines are
usually evidence-guided and they suggest multidisciplinary approaches to various aspects of
hyperlipidemia management. However, it is always important that one refers to the most recent
guidelines when undertaking research on a particular disease given that as time goes by, some of
the previously embraced techniques become irrelevant or are proved wrong. These include
treatment therapies applied as well as tools used for the disease.
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Wonderful post! Health literacy is not only a right for patients, but it is also an effective
means of facilitating care delivery, enhancing the effectiveness of treatment, and optimizing
chances for desirable clinical outcomes (The Joint Commission, 2015). Various practices in

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disease management require a certain level of education including the ability to read and
understand directions. When patients are educated, they would also have access to services such
as health information and stand in effective positions in safeguarding their health and get
themselves involved effectively in health management. For instance, health literacy would be
indispensable for patients with chronic ailments that would require self-care strategies. The
approach to research on health literacy as it pertains to medication adherence and treatment
compliance is encouraging. There is sufficient evidence linking health literacy, medication
adherence, and treatment outcomes to each other (Adams, 2010, p. 65).

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References

Adams, R. J. (2010). Improving health outcomes with better patient understanding and
education. Risk Management Health Policy, 2010(3), 61-72.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2015). High cholesterol facts.

Wilson, P. W. F. (2014). 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood
Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults.
The Joint Commission. (2015). What did the doctor say? Improving health literacy to promote
patient safety.

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