A 25-year-old female asked:
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my aunt is 92 yrs, cardiac hypertrohic, hypertention and renal patient.. can we give her seven seas cod liver oil and vitamin d, at home..

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Cod liver oil vit D: Cod liver oil has omega 3s ,blood thinners so have to check if she is on a blood thinner ,and her creatinne ( measure of kidneys) would not give it unless you checked with her doctor,you do not want bleeding. . Vit D may be Ok in renal disease (would NOT give calcium) as renal patients tend to be low .Check the level before starting talk with doctor before starting
Answered on Jan 29, 2015
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Use with caution: Cod Liver Oil is a good source of essential Omega 3 fats & may have Vit A & D. These should be beneficial but it can lower blood pressure so monitor her BP. There is some recent controversy on the general safety of Cod Liver Oil- see http://tinyurl.com/78t5tz & http://tinyurl.com/nsrzl92 & http://tinyurl.com/nxjclxr Confused? It's probably OK to use but might be better to use fish oil & Vit D3.
Answered on Feb 28, 2015
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