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Can taking triple strength fish oil cause night sweats? The sweating only occurs on the neck and chest.

Can taking triple strength fish oil cause night sweats? The sweating only occurs on the neck and chest.

Maybe: Anything can cause anything I always say. But other things can cause night sweats and should be checked into. See your dr.

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 cause constipation.

Can taking fish oil cause constipation.

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

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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.

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Are there any problems with using fish oil supplements in children with autism?

Are there any problems with using fish oil supplements in children with autism?

Give it a try: The problem is getting them to actually take it! :-) if you can actually get the kid to ingest it, I recommend a trial of fish oil for most with autism. Although more research is needed, some research suggests modest benefits from fish oil, and no evidence of any harm. In general, fish oil and a multivitamin (+/- iron depending on constipation) are a good idea for most kids with autism.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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