Doctor insights on:
Are Tilapia Fish Good For Cholesterol
Cholesterol: On food labels that is total cholesterol which is a mixture of good and bad cholesterol. ...Read more
Best kinds of fish besides salmon that's high in the good oils that help with lowering cholesterol? How many mgs flax oil pills should be taken daily?
Fish oil for brain: The omega 3 fatty acids must be from fish rather than from plant source in order to benefit brain health. Take ~1200mg epa/day + ~1000mg dha /day must be taken with food or drink that has fat in it, in order to absorb the fish oil....Otherwise you will be flushing your omega3 fish oil down the toilet without having absorbed it. ...Read more
Do fish oil tablets help regulate good and bad cholesterol? At what level of bad cholesterol should one start medications instead of relying on life style changes?
Complex issue: Fish oil has multiple health effects beyond cholesterol. Severe hypertriglyceridemia is treated with 4 fish oil tablets a day, can lower triglyceride and raise HDL somewhat. Plant sources of omega-3 need to be converted to the active form which is found in fish oil. In general the worse ones diet is, the more important fish oil is. 1 to 2 tablets of fish oil is reasonable for general health ...Read more
Would 800mg of phytosterols in my 2g daily fish oil supplement be considered good for cholesterol/cardiovasciular health, or is it at all risky?
The most thorough: Way to assess and manage cholesterol issues is to look a the lab values from the blood test your doc does. High triglycerides need good quality marine fish oil in the proper dose. High LDL responds to Red Yeast Rice capsules. Phytosterols have their place but I don't find them to be as effective as the above. Please check w/your doc or a natural health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes: Omega-3 fish oils are excellent supplements for many body systems, particularly the heart. Omega-3's do less to lower the bad cholesterol, but do increase the level of the hdlor "good cholesterol", and hence your good-to-bad cholesterol ratio. This in turn can lower your risk of heart disease. ...Read more
Are fish oil supplements a good idea to lower my cholesterol levels. My numbers are total 236. Ldl 150 HDL 71 tric 77?
Fish oil helps lower cholesterol but I read that its not good for ITP patients like me. What supplement can I take to lower my cholesterol?
Since fish oil contains fat, is it still good for you - does it cause or prevent plaque? Taking 2g for dry eye/BP/cholesterol and it seems to help.
Yes: Some OTC Fish oil tablets do have high Fat content which are not enough Omega 3/6. If you have prescription strength Fish oil like Lovaza, other fat content is minimal This does help bring down Triglycerides and LDL. Helps prevent the Plaqque build up in arteries. It should be associated with CV exercise and healthy dietary habit, ...Read more
Is it safe to take fish oil supplements to prevent high cholesterol? High cholesterol runs in my family. I don't have it yet, but I was considering taking fish oil pills to reduce my chances of developing high cholesterol. Is this a good idea? .
Yes, but: Fish oil is used frequently to raise good cholesterol levels and lower triglycerides. Side effects include easy bruising and bad "fishy" breath. While I used fish oil regularly, a recent trial did not show much benefit to using fish oil. Bottom line: consider multiple approaches, not just fish oil to lower your numbers. ...Read more
Bad: A lot of it is bad cholesterol. ...Read more
We're asked to eat fish for lowering cholesterol, but seems even salmon, tuna, tilapia etc are itself high in cholesterol, saturated fat. Isn't it true?
Good fats & bad fats: There are good fats and bad fats just as there are good carbs and bad carbs. Your nervous system needs good fats such as those found in oily fish like salmon and tuna to work properly. These fish are high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids which help to decrease inflammation as well as lower cholesterol levels. ...Read more
Www. Cholesterolcholesterol. Com/fish (see amount of cholesterol per each fish here) good fish to eat. The american dietetic association recommends:
salmon, tuna, trout, herring, sardines, mackerel. Any health benefits from fish are cancelled out if you deep-fry them in a vat of vegetable. ...Read more
Not really: Your liver increases your production of cholesterol, not necessarily the food you eat. Cholesterol is the building block of all hormones in the body and is necessary for life. However high cholesterol or very low cholesterol is not ideal. High cholesterol must be balanced with good cholesterol (HDL) so that it can be removed from the body. Fish oil has good omegas 3's for our body. ...Read more
Cold water fish: Cold water fish is most rich in omega 3 that can help with cholesterol. These are salmon, tuna, sardines, mackeral and trout. Wild rather than farm raised will have lower levels of mercury and are healthier. ...Read more
My cholesterol was over 300, but not on medication. Was taking fish oil capsules, but read this could elevate levels. Do I need meds?
High cholesterol: Hi. Total cholesterol is a fairly uninformative number, and treatment decisions should not be based on it. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, that is a risk for atherosclerosis. Are your triglycerides high or normal? Hi triglycerides correlate with low HDL, which is another risk for atherosclerosis. So without more information... ...Read more
Avoid grains, lentils, potatoes, milk products. Eat plenty of healthy fat such as butter, olive oil, coconut oil, avocados.
For more, go to: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started/
https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/12/02/eat-fat-to-stay-healthy/ ...Read more
Would a diet high in saturated fat from nuts, milk, and fish raise cholesterol if I am at a healthy weight?
My wife ate tilapia fish that had been left over night not knowing no one refrigerated it, so she ate it and now she is vomiting up to 4 times witin t?
Food poisoning-GO: She should be evaluated for food poisoning. Should go to your nearest Emergency Room for evaluation. If you still have some of the fish, wrap it up and take it with you. Cultures can be done to help figure out what kind of bug might be causing this. Go. Go now. Good luck ...Read more
Yes but only if. .: High dose fish oil sold as prescription Lovaza (https://online. Epocrates. Com/noframe/showpage. Do? Method=drugs&monographid=4012) at 4g daily is approved for use in those with triglycerides >500mg/dl. Before you try to substitute cheap low cost fish oil, read label carefully. Otc products have 180mg epa + 120mg dha in 1g of fish oil while Lovaza has 465mg epa + 375mg dha in 1g and you take 4 daily. ...Read more
Yes to fish!: There have been numerous studies supporting fish oils in lowering cholesterol and triglycerides and providing protection to blood vessels. I would have you work with your doctor to asses your risk, other health issues that might be positively impacted, and follow your cholesterol while taking it Eating food sources (wild salmon, sardines, walnuts, etc) is also valuable. ...Read more
Why has taking daily fish oil not lowered hereditary high cholesterol? Is it because the high cholesterol is hereditary?
Cholesterol is 40hdl 50tr 85ldl, I take 3gs of fish oil, 1200mgs of ryr, 2000 of niacin and 40simivastin, should I let dr no I want 2 quit simivastin?
Yes- stop RYR too!: Of course tell your doctor! Try stopping both simvistatin & red yeast rice as that also has statins, then get your lipids rechecked in a 3 months, including LDL subparticles. Also ask your doc to check cardiac CRP & homocysteine. I believe you will be better off without statins! See http://www. Cbn. Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/ & comment:. ...Read more
One option: Red yeast rice naturally contains lovastatin. Naive people who think "synthetic is bad" can use this very effective cholesterol-lowering agent and imagine it's superior "because it's natural." Vegetarianism is only a mild help in managing lipid and when you control for everything, really doesn't protect against heart disease or much else. Especially, Rx yourself some good aerobic exercise. ...Read more
Should I be taking medication for high cholesterol (243) or try exercise and fish oil for 6 months first?
Depends on profile: If your HDL is very high within that 243, you may be able to get away with diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation for a while. If your HDL is low, then you'd probably need medication as your LDL and triglyerides are probably too high. We need the profile to be sure. ...Read more
Just told my cholesterol was 241. I had a panic attack. What should I do? I already take almost 3grams of fish oil daily only weigh 166 healthy weight
Red herring?: U struggle w/panic ; anxiety, so I'm wondering if panic about medical problems -incl your cholesterol lab- is something u've experienced before. If so, I suspect medical info (e.g., http://bit. Ly/r0blv4) won't help u a) put this lab result in perspective ;/or b) try other ways 2 reduce LDL ; raise HDL ("bad" ; "good" cholesterol). If my hunch is right, consider an anxiety specialist who uses cbt! ...Read more
For five months me and my friend are doing a vegetarian/fruit/fish diet only. We eat fish every day (salmon, shrimps, tuna). We now what we eat low mercury fish but can these fish cause cholesterol lvl to be high? Any side effects?
Am on 1000mg of fish oil to reduce my cholesterol. I just noticed a few days ago that my heart skips beat, could the fish oil be the cause?
Skip: Unlikely the the fish oil causing the skipped beat. The American College of Cardiology recommends supplementation with 1.6 grams daily and many practitioners would recommend 2 to 3 grams daily. I would assume you are addressing some health issues. Continue the fish oil, walk, consider a daily magnesium. If the palpitations worsen notify your provider. ...Read more
I have 209 total cholesterol: 134 LDL, 56 HDL, 90 Trig. Would intro of flaxseed oil or fish oil help lower my LDL? I do exercise and try to eat well
A Low dose: Statin would be more effective than any dietary supplement. Rosuvastatin 5mg daily would result in excellent improvement with very little risk of side effects or expense. In addition you would get all the additional beneficial effects of statin use. ...Read more
Male 28, my cholesterol 200, HDL 40, LDL 135, tg 275. These are with fish oil capsule. Do I need to take statin as well. My profession does not allow life style changes?
Lipids: Fish oils are very good at pushing down your tg levels, desired goal of under 150. Ldl is borderline. Really need to get more info to stratify risk. Risk factors? These are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, family history, and obesity. You can also have lipids analyzed further such as a vap test or with health diagnositc laboratory. Analyzes LDL subtypes and other parameters for more info. ...Read more
Is it OK to take Omega3 supplement as fish or krill oil while having Cholesterol 281 Triglyceride 245? does it help to decrease these?
Marine Fish Oil: Lowers triglycerides. You need to use fish oil in which each capsule contains 50% or more of the combination of EPA & DHA and is purified. Check the label. One also heeds to take enough. One capsule won't do it. Please see a nutritionist or a nutrition-oriented doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm 25 and have a total cholesterol of 233 I'm 10lbs overweight and eat healthy. Do you think I should take fish oil? If so what mg. And how often?
I have 209 total cholesterol: 134 LDL, 56 HDL, 90 Trig. Will intro. Of daily fish oil supplement help lower my total cholesterol levels? Thank you!
Total cholesterol: Please do what your doc says but I see no reason at all to lower your cholesterol. High quality marine fish oil is good for lots of things and will lower your trig. Which are already fine. If cholesterol goes too low there can be problems. Just enjoy what you have. Peace and good health. Please don't go low fat w/diet and please do eat eggs. ...Read more