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Is it true omega fish oil is good for joint pains? If so how much should be taken for acute pain?

Is it true omega fish oil is good for joint pains? If so how much should be taken for acute pain?

Hello.: Hello. Fish oil has been shown in some studies to reduce joint stiffness and sometimes joint tenderness as well. For arthritis is recommended that you use fish oil that contains 30% or more epa/dha at a dose of approximately 1.6 grams of epa twice a day. However, as with all medications, supplements or herbals, it is recommended that you discuss this with your doctor before you start using it. ...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


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Do fish oil supplements really help with joints or any other body ailment?

Do fish oil supplements really help with joints or any other body ailment?

Omega 3s support: Brain health and through that mood and cognition. You need good quality and the right dose or it won't help. Read the label to see that the combo of EPA & DHA equals 50% or more of the total capsule mgs. Fish Oil needs to be pure, pharmaceutical grade. Res-Q is a good brand, as is Nordic Naturals. Fish Oil is a good anti-inflammatory and may help hip joints. One capsule only won't do it. ...Read more

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My joints click when I move especially my shoulder joints. No pain. I work out 5 time a week. Does fish oil help? What else helps?

My joints click when I move especially my shoulder joints. No pain. I work out 5 time a week. Does fish oil help? What else helps?

Impingement: Clicking joints is likely tendons getting caught on bony prominences. It could be from poor lifting technique or joint instability. You should start by working with a good sports trainer and maybe get a short course of physical therapy. It might not be painful now but if that goes on for a long time you could cause damage to the tendons. ...Read more

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What vitamins should I be taking on a daily basis? I hardly get sun, sore joints at times etc fish oil vit d? Multivitamin? No energy etc

What vitamins should I be taking on a daily basis? I hardly get sun, sore joints at times etc fish oil vit d? Multivitamin? No energy etc

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Doc can do lab work to see what may be low. ...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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutritious diet with a lot of veggies and fruits. ...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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Does fish oil capsule cause acne? And does it help with healthy hair?

No and No: Fish oil capsules per se have no proven health benefits (Some think they provide healthy fats (Omega) and help raise HDL (good cholesterol) HOWEVER in order to have any actual effect it would take HUNDREDS of these capsules!!!! Don't believe everything you hear/read
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Not likely: Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea. They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, (warfarin) Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported. ...Read more

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Could taking low dose aspirin and mega fish oil daily cause orthostatic hypotention to become worse?

Could taking low dose aspirin and mega fish oil daily cause orthostatic hypotention to become worse?

Potentially the fish: Oil could result in loose stools and intravascular volume depletion with resultant orthostatic hypotension however seeing that you are taking medications for Parkinson's it is MUCH MORE LIKELY to be due to the Parkinson's than anything else you are taking or doing. Wear good quality thigh high support stockings and see if that helps. Florinef (fludrocortisone) or Midodrine could potentially be helpful too. ...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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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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