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Dr. Corey Clay
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Do fish oil capsules truly make you have more reflux (if yes, why?), or does it just seem that way because burps are fishy after you take fish oil.

Do fish oil capsules truly make you have more reflux (if yes, why?), or does it just seem that way because burps are fishy after you take fish oil.

Not usually.: Although some people have reflux due to excessive fat in their diet, fish oil capsules are usually well-tolerated. It is unlikely that they are causing you to have acid reflux. If you have trouble with them, however, you should stop them. Good luck. Read more

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Can folic acid cause weight gain?? I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Can folic acid cause weight gain?? I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Folic acid: Folic acid can make you gain weight, if you have a deficiency, that it is correcting. If not, then it shouldn't. That sounds like an awful lot of folic acid. Check your dose. The CDC recommends 0.4mg (400 micrograms) per day, in women of child bearing years. More than 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. If you have a deficiency, then consult your doctor, for the proper dose. Read more

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I have not gotten my period this month. Iam not pregnant cause I'm not sexually active but I do take folic acid, iron, &flaxeed and fish oil vitamins?

I have not gotten my period this month. Iam not pregnant cause I'm not sexually active but I do take folic acid, iron, &flaxeed and fish oil vitamins?

Irregular menses: Many women have irregular menses at some point. The length of your cycle as well as the flow of your menses may change based on stress levels, hormone levels, dietary and weight changes. I would keep a calendar with the days of your bleeding recorded as well as the flow description (heavy, light, etc). If your cycle does not return after a few more weeks, i'd seek a medical eval. Read more

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Is it safe to take IBgard (over the counter) long term for irritable bowel? Each capsule contains 90 mg. Ultra purified peppermint oil. Acid reflux?

Is it safe to take IBgard (over the counter) long term for irritable bowel? Each capsule contains 90 mg. Ultra purified peppermint oil. Acid reflux?

Irritable Bowel: I understand your distress of Irritable Bowel and desire for Relief Its side effects can be heartburn which is a symptom of Acid reflux. Stress can cause or increase Acid reflux or Irritable Bowel. Let the Wise Woman within you Reflect: •Stresses of relationships, separation, divorce, , finances •Severity of symptoms •Seeing Gastroenterologist •Anxiety •Therapy, , Medication by Psychiatrist. Read more

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I have had pain in my ribs for over a week now. Also feels like I have acid reflux. Today I had a bowel movement and I had orange oil discharge. Help?

I have had pain in my ribs for over a week now. Also feels like I have acid reflux. Today I had a bowel movement and I had orange oil discharge. Help?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing you face to face, obtaining a detailed history and doing a physical exam and possibly some lab testing it would be impossible to advise you. Suggest you see a GI doctor in your area and get evaluated. Good luck. Read more

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I'm on a homely diet (low fat/oil, moderate carb/protein) frm April. No Red meat/alcohol/fast food/fried fd. I'v probs with acid Reflux. Bit High SGPT/SGOT/Bilirubin, PANC-OK. HB-14. I'v lost 14.5 lbs since April mid. Is the WGT loss OK or due to CA?

I'm on a homely diet (low fat/oil, moderate carb/protein) frm April. No Red meat/alcohol/fast food/fried fd. I'v probs with acid Reflux. Bit High SGPT/SGOT/Bilirubin, PANC-OK. HB-14. I'v lost 14.5 lbs since April mid. Is the WGT loss OK or due to CA?

Weight loss: Hi GpC, you have made some great changes, and weight loss is to be expected. Losing 1-2lbs/week is considered healthy weight loss. If you become weak, tired, or have other symptoms suggestive of malignant weight loss, go see your doctor. Otherwise, keep it up. You are doing great! Read more

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Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. Vitamin k2, buffered vitamin c, vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.

Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. Vitamin k2, buffered vitamin c, vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.

Possibly fish oil: Fats including fish oil can sometimes aggravate reflux; this is less likely if taken with food. But certain supplements are proven beneficial for reflux, esp. melatonin. See http://www. Greenmedinfo. Com/blog/5-natural-heartburn-remedies-proven-beat-drugs and http://www. Denvernaturopathic. Com/MelatoninandGERD. Htm and http://tinyurl. Com/p88fxjm Read more

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Does kids fish oil cause congestion?

Does kids fish oil cause congestion?

Probably not.: If the child is allergic to a component of the fish oil, this may cause boggy rhinitis (congestion), however this is not very common. Read more

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Can fish oil cause plaque and tartar?

Can fish oil cause plaque and tartar?

Definitely, no: There is no evidence to support that fish oil is a cause for plaque and tartar. Visit your dentist for a hygiene appointment. Read more

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Can taking fish oil cause constipation.

Can taking fish oil cause constipation.

Probably not: You can only find out by holding it for a few days. Read more

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Would taking fish oil less often improve the insomnia brought on by taking it daily? What could I take that is similar that doesn't cause me insomnia?

Would taking fish oil less often improve the insomnia brought on by taking it daily? What could I take that is similar that doesn't cause me insomnia?

Raise. Melatonin: To overcome the insomnia which is rare and generally resolves with time. Google sleep hygiene. Try passionflower, chamomile, valerian, kava-kava (may be toxic to liver rarely), or a warm bath with lavender candles. Read more

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I've read that its very common for fish oil to cause insomnia in many people, and I am sensitive to everything, its causing insomnia, so should I stop?

I've read that its very common for fish oil to cause insomnia in many people, and I am sensitive to everything, its causing insomnia, so should I stop?

Fish oil ; sleep: Not much data on fish oil and sleep, but if you believe your sleep got worse after starting it stop it for 14 days since fish oil can be safely discontinued. If your sleep improves you have your answer. If not, look for other causes of your sleep difficulty and consider restarting fish oil for beneficial effects on heart and mood. Read more

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Can fish oil cause welts or rash?

Can fish oil cause welts or rash?

Fish oil: It can if you have a seafood allergy. Read more

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Could fish oil cause prostate cancer?

Could fish oil cause prostate cancer?

Possibly: There was an article published in 2012 that showed that men who took fish oil had a higher grade prostate cancer. Otherwise there is no other data on fish oil and cancer yet. Hope this helps. Read more

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Can fish oil caps cause stomach bloating?

Can fish oil caps cause stomach bloating?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil. Read more

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Can taking fish oil cause LDL to be elevated? I'm taking it and I've never had a high LDL before.

Can taking fish oil cause LDL to be elevated? I'm taking it and I've never had a high LDL before.

Yes, but not bad 4 u: Fish oil may raise LDL by 5-10% yet reduces risk of heart disease. This is because more important than total LDL is the number of LDL particles & their density. Fish oil lowers the number of LDL particles & increases their size, both of which reduces risk of atherosclerosis.See Read more

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Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

No: Not unless you have a source in your genitourinary tract. In other words, they won't cause spontaneous bleeding. There has to be something else wrong. Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more