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Can Fish Oil Affect Blood Platelets
Why is estrogen used topically to enter the blood stream but fish oil can't be used transdermally for the same affect?
It depends: Upon the size and chemical nature of the molecules. Only certain medication can penetrate the skin, particularly when combined with other chemicals that increase the efficiency of the transfer. ...Read more
Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more
Yes: Fish oil can thin your blood. You shouldn't take if if you have bleeding in your stomach or brain. It's a good idea to stop it 14 days before dental or regular surgery. Be careful if you are taking other drugs which can thin your blood [such as aspirin, nsaids, warfarin, antiplatelet agents like plavix]. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an upcoming appt with a rheumatologist. Will taking fish oil affect any blood work they do?
Can fish oil lower my blood sugar cuz I have noticed since I started drinking it my sugar has been kind of low.
Would taking daily for 2 months 4 grams of fish oil decrease platelet count from 220 to 179 k/uL (normal range 150 - 400 k/uL) in 61 year old person?
Cadio cath 30%lad blood works normal put on statins can I replace that with fish oil or natural alternative if so what and how much, is 30%lad bad. Ta?
No, and maybe: Stains will significantly lower LDL and stabilize plaques and may even cause regression of the plaque. Primary prevention with statins is also well documented. No other agent or class has this data. 30 percent is not bad due to the fact its not blocking flow but can rupture and cause a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a recent blood test the only thing that changed was trigycerides dropped. Could it be the fish oil? I changed my diet last year also.
Yes: One of the beneficial effects of fish oil is its content of eicosapentaneoic acid (epa) and it does indeed reduce triglycerides. But it does not "take you off the hook" sugar is the underlyhing cause of high triglycerides so I assume that that was included in your change of diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comparable effects: Both fish oil and flax oil contain omega 3 fatty acids which are known to significantly thin the blood. With both the effects are dose-related; higher amounts thin the blood more. I do not know of any studies comparing their effects on thinning blood but would expect they would be fairly comparable. See www. Parade. Com/health/askdrrosenfeld/nutrition/fish-oil. Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does taking daily 4 grams of fish oil (soft gels) for 2 months decrease platelet count? If yes, approximately by how much or points k/uL? Thank you
Platelets/ fish oil:
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Effect of fish oil on count is variable. Doses of 10 g per day were associated in 2 subjects w/< 150, 000. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more
Can previous mi pt take fish oil if on blood thinners? Also if they have already been taking fish oil how many days does it take til problems start?
Goal: Of therapy after an mi is to bring the LDL down to less than 70. If the tg is too high, you can't even know your ldl. We do give omega-3 for tg, the benefit in later studies show that you have to take at least a dose of the range of 4gm a day. Antiplatelets and bblockers should be continued along with statin to lower LDL and smooth out the arteries. ...Read more