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Discontinuing Fish Oil Before Colonoscopy
Having colonoscopy next week. Is it critical that low dose aspirin, fish oil, multivitamin, and vitamin C be discontinued 7 days in advance?
Yes If Told Not: The Aspirin and fish oil both can thin your blood and cause bleeding issues during the procedures. Vitamins often have dyes in them that can discolor the tissues and make it difficult to accurately assess any conditions that might be present. Do you really want to go through the prep for the test to get false or inaccurate results? Follow the doctor's orders! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
Hi doc, i took fish oil supplements daily and i noticed i gained weight for some reason. Should I discontinue?
Yes: Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products are a blend of these two fatty acids. Dha + epa frequently increases LDL cholesterol in a dose dependent manner (the higher the dose, the greater the increase). Recent studies show that purified epa (without dha) decreases LDL cholesterol with significant reduction seen at a 4 gram per day dosage. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is fish oil good? And can I take fish oil and prenatal together? Also is this good before pregnancy?
1) how much dosage shud i take 9f fish oil supplements ? 2 ) can I takefis oil supplements before/aftwr milk ?
NotFish; 2Omega3Fats: Evidence is mostly 1 (epa), possibly a 2nd (dha), omega 3 fatty acid from phytoplankton; harvested from fish (easier/?$), along with whatever else. About 1, 000 mg/day of epa tends to lower LDL particle concentrations ; in trials have ?ed death rates ~12-15%. >4, 000 mg/day of epa (less so epa+dha), tends to ? blood triglyceride fat concentrations (far more effective: stop all sugars ; most carbs). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I did not get a simple good answer. But can I take fish oil pills and prenatal together? Is this also good before pregnancy and during?
Flax seeds, probiotic vit and fish oil are any of these causing my horrific nightmares? Never experienced dreams like this before :(
What is the best time to take fish oil or multivitamin pills, morning, afternoon or night time? Before or after meal?
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