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Can cod liver oil help in chronic lacunar infarcts in left basal gaglia and right thalamus due to TB meningitis with TB meds. Any related side effect?

Can cod liver oil help in chronic lacunar infarcts in left basal gaglia and right thalamus due to TB meningitis with TB meds. Any related side effect?

Sorry, no benefit: Cod liver oil or other fish oils may prevent some vascular dysfunction associated with aging, but once a stroke has occurred, no potential benefit is possible from omega 3 fatty acids. Maybe rehabilitation with speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy of best benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Is cod liver oil good for you? I have heard that you need to find a food ratio of vitamin A to D. What is that ratio?

Is cod liver oil good for you? I have heard that you need to find a food ratio of vitamin A to D. What is that ratio?

Cod liver oil: Yes, cod liver oil is a healthy supplement. It is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids. The ratio of A to D is approximately 10 to 1. Cod liver oil can be beneficial for joint symptoms, vascular disease, heart disease, wound healing and brain function. ...Read more

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I take cod liver oil 550mg with vitamin A & D two times a day and I accidentally took 3. Recommended dose is 1 or 2. Is it serious???

I take cod liver oil 550mg with vitamin A & D two times a day and I accidentally took 3. Recommended dose is 1 or 2. Is it serious???

No: The average 500 mg capsule of cod liver oil contains approximately 1000 IU of Vitamin A and 225 IU of Vitamin D. The acute toxic dose of Vitamin A for an average adult is >660, 000 units of Vitamin A, which would be 600 capsules of cod liver oil. Acute toxicity of Vitamin D in adults is generally a non-issue as it would take a massive overdose to cause acute symptoms. ...Read more

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I am currently taking cod liver oil glucosamine chondroitina and 10pg of vit d. .. I wish to take calcium magnesium too but has 5.0 vit d isit ok?

I am currently taking cod liver oil glucosamine chondroitina and 10pg of vit d. .. I wish to take calcium magnesium too but has 5.0 vit d isit ok?

Calcium not needed: Recent studies have shown that large doses of vitamin d are not advisable. Also, studies suggest that supplemental calcium also has little or no benefit. ...Read more

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What is cod liver oil pills do?

What is cod liver oil pills do?

Cod Liver Oil: Cod liver oil contains more vitamin a and vitamin d than any other food. This is pre-formed vitamin a, though -- not the beta carotene you can get from plants. You probably want no more than 2500 iu of preformed vitamin a/day. It is fat soluble and the excess is stored in your liver. Cod liver oil also contains high amounts of dha and epa -- long chain omega-2 fats. ...Read more

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Could cod liver oil tablets actually work?

Could cod liver oil tablets actually work?

Tablets vs capsules?: Capsules or liquid are certainly a lot more common but sure, the EPA/DHA, Vits A and D can be packaged into a tablet as well. Or do you mean does cod liver oil work, period? It is certainly considered one of the more helpful supplements - supplying things people are actually often short on (see above). anything that dates back 2000+ years is good in my book, too! ...Read more

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What are the warnings for cod liver oil? Didn't they used to give that for lots of conditions?

What are the warnings for cod liver oil? Didn't they used to give that for lots of conditions?

Cod liver oil: Excessive amounts can lead to too much vitamin a or d, especially ininfants. Also aspiration of the oil can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Cod liver oil effect on erection?

Cod liver oil effect on erection?

No real evidence: Back conclusions for the use of cod liver oil for erection dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil good for fatty liver?

Is cod liver oil good for fatty liver?

Not especially: Source of vitamins a and d; don't overdo. Fatty liver often associated with overweight, alcohol, some meds. Address those issues. ...Read more

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Is krill oil better than cod liver oil?

Is krill oil better than cod liver oil?

Perhaps a bit but...: Krill oil and cod liver oil are both excellent sources of essential Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. The main thing krill oil has that cod liver oil does not is Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant with many proven benefits (see http://products. Mercola. Com/astaxanthin/).
But krill oil costs much more so you could take cod liver oil and supplement with astaxanthin.
See my comment: ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil correct myopia?

Can cod liver oil correct myopia?

No: Cod liver oil, which is a little dangerous to take because of the very high amounts of vitamin a in it, has no effect on nearsightedness. ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil cause weight gain?

Can cod liver oil cause weight gain?

No: There is no correlation with Vitamin D and weight gain that I am aware of. All the best and a great vitamin to take in the absence of sunlight. ...Read more

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Could cod liver oil capsule treat ibs-a?

Could cod liver oil capsule treat ibs-a?

There are better way: Alternating diarrhea/constipation can helped first by understanding if something ingested (food or medication) may have had some effect in bringing on part of the cycle. Intolerances to foods for example--may start the process. Often there is the temptation to take a medication to relieve the symptom causing further problems. Cod liver oil can loosen stools. Please talk your provider also. ...Read more

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Is it true cod liver oil lowers bone density?

Is it true cod liver oil lowers bone density?

Not necessarily, but: Cod liver has been a medical pancea for almost a century mainly due to its vitamin d content and the ability to cure rickets during times when sun exposure was inadequate (as was happening to europe during the industrial revolution with its accompanied pollution). Due to its high vitamin a content, it can be deleterious to bone if taken in large amount and can appose vitamin d action. ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil good for hepatitis b patients?

Can cod liver oil good for hepatitis b patients?

I don't think so: Some physicians believe that fish oils are helpful for inflammation and/or blood lipid problems. I have no reason to believe that this will specifically help hepatitis b though it could help the joint disease. The obviously-false internet claim that it "cures hepatitis b" is sucker bait; if it did, some of the nih piranhas would have made their reputations by proving it. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil supplement good to take when ttc?

Is cod liver oil supplement good to take when ttc?

Very Good!: Cod liver oil is a superb source of essential omega 3 fatty acids epa ; dha. These promote fertility by regulating ovulation, reducing ovarian cysts etc. ; essential for a healthy baby. I advise nordic naturals as a superb brand. See
http://natural-fertility-info. Com/cod-liver-oil-essential-for-healthy-fertility-and-pregnancy. Html ;
http://www. Cbn. Com/health/naturalhealth/drsears_fertility. Aspx. ...Read more

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Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. Fish oil?

Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. Fish oil?

Omega 3 is good: Many people can not eat enough fish to get sufficienct omega 3. I am a firm advocate of taking this. I like fish oil better than cod liver oil due to its purification and processing. For heart disease it is 2-4 grams, for joint paint 4-6 grams and for prevention 2grams. For mental health it is dha not epa that you need. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

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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How long am I required to treat asthma with salmon cod liver oil?

How long am I required to treat asthma with salmon cod liver oil?

Never start: You might as well plant an owl feather in the backyard on a full moon. There is NO VALUE in such a treatment. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted advantages of cod liver oil supplements for my skin?

What are considered well accepted advantages of cod liver oil supplements for my skin?

Cod liver oil: Has alot of essential fatty acids which can help in all organs and make skin more resilient and healthy as well. ...Read more

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I'm a 19 year old male and I'm into bodybuilding. How do cod liver oil capsules help me?

I'm a 19 year old male and I'm into bodybuilding. How do cod liver oil capsules help me?

Anti-inflammatory: Cod liver oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which could potentially help with joint/muscle pains associated with bodybuilding. ...Read more

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Can we take cod liver oil (seven seas capsules) with neurobion Forte? Do we have side effects?

Probably: I don't know what is in Neurobion Forte but I'm not aware of any known interaction with fish oils and other substances. I think excess amounts of cod liver oil can cause some liver problems but it requires as I recall quite a lot of it to create a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more