Case Study E Disorders of Nutritional Status
Mr. Olsen presents to the clinic today reporting joint pain and “just feeling run down.” He reports a lack of energy and just wants to sit and do nothing. Significant findings from the initial assessment include a blood pressure of 184/92, height of 5 feet 5 inches, and a weight of 284 pounds.
- Weight that is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese. Body mass index(BMI) is used as a screening tool for overweight or obese patients. What is Mr. Olsen’s BMI? How was this calculated?2. Obesity is frequently subdivided into categories. List and discuss the classes.
- Obesity is a complex health issue resulting from a combination of causes and individual factors such as behavior and genetics. Discuss the individual risk factors associated with obesity.4. Obesity is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems. What other health issues is Mr. Olsen at risk for developing?
- What are some treatment options?
- What would you teach Mr. Olsen?