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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


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Can taking fish oil make you constipated?

Can taking fish oil make you constipated?

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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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

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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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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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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 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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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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Is it true that fish oil can cause acne? And for some it's good for acne too? I need the truth please

Is it true that fish oil can cause acne? And for some it's good for acne too? I need the truth please

No: Acne is due to bacteria, not oil. The oil thing is a wive's tale. You can eat chocolate too. But see your doc for appropriate antibacterial topicals or pills. ...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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Is it ok to take fish oil everyday? Some research says it can cause prostate cancer.

Is it ok to take fish oil everyday? Some research says it can cause prostate cancer.

Fish oil: Did you ever see a fish with prostate cancer?.....:) To be serious about this, there is lots of conflicting evidence so if you're desirous of taking fish oil, just don't take large doses of it. It was large doses which might cause prostate ca. ...Read more

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Is it the fish oil tablets that cause prostate cancer or the fish oil in fish ? If I just eat regular fish can that lessen the chance of pc?

Is it the fish oil tablets that cause prostate cancer or the fish oil in fish ? If I just eat regular fish can that lessen the chance of pc?

Here are some...: Any illness always results from multiple factors and is a process of lifelong making. Among those, genetic factor is the underlying one which could not be altered. What may be within our control is lifestyle with how to eat as a part of it. Information flooding with conflicting ideas has puzzled many like you. In reality, I would not worry about it but consume it in moderation, not overindulgence. ...Read more

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Since stopping fish oil I am sleeping better. Will taking it less often not cause the insomnia it was obviously causing me when i took it daily?

Since stopping fish oil I am sleeping better. Will taking it less often not cause the insomnia it was obviously causing me when i took it daily?

Fish oil ; insomnia: There are very rare reports of fish oil being associated with inability to sleep, and 1 case of hypomania. You seem very sure fish oil caused you to have insomnia. In that case, you might be better served to simply eat fish such as wild alaskan salmon at least 2-3 times a week. That should give you the omega-3 fats your body and brain need -- without depending on a supplement. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more