Cholesterol Medications Lithonia GA

Everyone knows high cholesterol increases our risk for heart attacks and strokes and that we need to lower it to keep our hearts and blood vessels healthy. What does that mean—Bonnie has "good" and "bad" cholesterol? Read on.

William A Cooper, MD
(404) 686-2513
550 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA
Business
Emory Healthcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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David Wagner Jones, MD
(323) 669-2122
5440 Hillandale Dr
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1978

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Muthayyah Srinivasan
(770) 322-8881
5255 Snapfinger Park Dr
Decatur, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Albert J Tuboku Metzger, MD
(404) 256-2593
5877 Southland Dr
Stone Mountain, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1967

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Jeffrey Edward Smith
(770) 483-9330
1380 Milstead Ave Ne
Conyers, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Harry Robert Foster, MD
(770) 482-8887
7660 Covington Hwy
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1955

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Harry Robert Foster Jr, MD
(770) 482-8887
7660 Covington Hwy
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Rockdale Hosp, Conyers, Ga; Childrens Healthcare Of Atlant, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Dr Harry R Foster Jr Pa

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Adam Gordon Brandau, MD
(404) 296-1256
2360 Spencers Way
Stone Mountain, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1964

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M Virginia Tuggle, MD
(404) 289-5101
1336 Columbia Dr Ste A
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1949
Hospital
Hospital: Dekalb Med Ctr, Decatur, Ga

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Azizul Hoque
(770) 785-7112
1400 Wellbrook Cir Ne
Conyers, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Taking Cholesterol to Heart

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By Dennis A. Goodman, MD, FACC

The last time Bonnie went for her annual check-up her doctor warned her to watch her cholesterol. At 240, it hovered well above the normal 200-or-lower range, making her a likely candidate for a heart attack. Instead of filling the prescription he handed her for a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, however, Bonnie sought a second opinion and a more comprehensive blood test. The results showed she did indeed have high cholesterol, but she also had high “good” cholesterol. While her “bad” and total cholesterol levels needed to come down, this new doctor felt Bonnie could lower them with diet and lifestyle changes and supplements. So she consulted a nutritionist who suggested a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, encouraged her to give up red meat, and recommended a manageable exercise program. Her new doctor started her on a vitamin and mineral regimen that included antioxidants and vitamin B complex and plant sterols. Within three months Bonnie’s blood cholesterol levels began to drop and within six, her total cholesterol registered within the normal range, while the “good” kind remained high, and the “bad” cholesterol had decreased.

Everyone knows high cholesterol increases our risk for heart attacks and strokes and that we need to lower it to keep our hearts and blood vessels healthy. What does that mean—Bonnie has “good” and “bad” cholesterol?

Just asking those questions points to the obvious fact that cholesterol plays a complex role in heart health. For starters, it’s a “must-have” substance for survival. Every cell of the body needs this soft, waxy, fat-like substance to help digest fats, strengthen cell membranes, insulate nerves, and make hormones. The liver produces most of it, but the cells lining the small intestine make some too, as do individual cells in the body. While the body creates all it needs—about 1,000 mg a day—we get more from the foods we eat. All foods from animal sources contain cholesterol, with egg yolks and organ meats (like liver and kidney) having the most. Plant-derived foods, on the other hand, never contain cholesterol, even if they are high in fat like avocados and peanut butter.

Like other fats in the body, cholesterol doesn’t dissolve in the blood and so it can’t reach the cells without the help of special carriers called lipoproteins to transport it—primarily low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Although LDL has earned the nickname “bad” cholesterol and HDL has become known as the “good” cholesterol, each one has an important role to play in good heart health. LDL carries cholesterol through the body and deposits it in the cells. HDL transports any cholesterol the cells don’t use to the liver, which eventually processes and eliminates it. This lipoprotein relationship works well as long as the body doesn’t have an overabundance of cholesterol and as long as the ratio between LDL and HDL stays within certain parameters.

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