Cholesterol Counselor Wheeling WV

Eating foods and drinks with added phytosterols (plant stanols and sterols) is another way to drop your LDL. The American Heart Association recommends 2 to 3 grams a day of plant sterols to block the absorption of cholesterol and lower LDL by 5 to 10 percent.

Richard Franklin Terry, MD
(304) 242-4700
111 Park View Ln Ste 202
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Ohio Valley Med Ctr, Wheeling, Wv; Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, Wv
Group Practice: Richard F Terry Inc

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Ahmad Rahbar
(304) 243-1000
1021 Mt Dechantal Road
Wheeling, WV
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Ahmad Rahbar, MD
(304) 243-1000
1021 Mount de Chantal Rd
Wheeling, WV
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Male
Languages
Persian (Farsi), Spanish, Arabic
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1969

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Adel E Frenn
(304) 234-8702
2000 Eoff St
Wheeling, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Joseph Wurtzbacher, MD
(304) 599-8802
2000 Eoff St Ste 601W
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1975

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Ernesto Umana, MD
(304) 234-8702
2000 Eoff St
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Francisco Marroquin, Fac De Med, Guatemala
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Ohio Valley Med Ctr, Wheeling, Wv; Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, Wv

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Dr.Adel Frenn
(304) 234-8702
2000 Eoff St # 601-W
Wheeling, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Adel E Frenn, MD
(304) 234-8705
OVMC-2000 Eoff St 6 West Ste 601
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robert Eugene Jones, MD
RR 1 Box 132
Wheeling, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Belmont Comm Hosp, Bellaire, Oh
Group Practice: Robert E Jones F A C S Inc

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Robert John Fanning Jr, DO
(304) 242-1273
1307 Mount de Chantal Rd
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1987

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Elevated Cholesterol

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By Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH

Q. My total cholesterol is normal, but my LDL (“bad cholesterol”) is elevated. Should I worry?

A. The short answer: Probably, but it depends on your HDL (good cholesterol) and triglyceride (the fat in your bloodstream) readings. Some doctors believe a high HDL (60 or more) cancels out the bad effects of a high LDL. However, researchers know an elevated LDL makes it harder for HDL to do its job. Think of LDL as a dump truck that drops trash on the street (blocking your arteries) and HDL as the street sweeper that cleans it up. If there are more dump trucks than street sweepers, the street will be congested. So I never like a patient’s LDL to be elevated, even when he or she has a high HDL or low triglycerides.

The good news: Simple changes can reduce your bad cholesterol and increase the good. For example, exercising for 30 minutes or more, four to five days a week, can lower LDL. In addition, recent research from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests the Mediterranean diet—low in saturated and trans fat, higher in healthy unsaturated fats, and lower in calories—reduces LDL cholesterol significantly better than other diets. This diet is rich in vegetables, lean fish, and chicken and low in red meat. A really low- or no-fat diet does a good job of lowering LDL at times, but may also unfortunately reduce HDL. Choose foods high in soluble fiber—whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds—to reduce your LDL level. I recommend cereals that contain 10 to 15 grams of total fiber with several tablespoons of regular or golden flaxseed powder sprinkled on top. (Golden flax contains nearly twice the fiber as regular flax.) This will give you almost 20 grams of fiber in one bowl. Bonus: A low-fat, high-fiber breakfast provides lasting energy and lowers blood pressure—two big heart-healthy changes.

Eating foods and drinks with added phytosterols (plant stanols and sterols) is another way to drop your LDL. The American Heart Association recommends 2 to 3 grams a day of plant sterols to block the absorption of cholesterol and lower LDL by 5 to 10 percent.
But here’s the most important piece of advice: Heart disease can kill in an instant, so reduce your elevated LDL now because the potential health consequences of waiting simply aren’t worth it.

Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, is the author of Dr. Moyad’s No Bogus Science Health Advice
(Ann Arbor Media Group, October 2008).

4 Ways to Lower Cholesterol
∗ Niacin (a minimum of 100 to 200 mg a day) raises HDL and lowers LDL and triglycerides.
∗ Vitamin C (500 to 1,000 mg per day) can reduce inflammation in the arteries.
∗ Fish oil (500 to 1,000 mg daily) is another inflammation fighter.
∗ Red yeast rice extract (600 to 1,200 mg a day) can lower the production of cholesterol in the liver within a few weeks.

Author: Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH

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