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Does fish oil thin the blood?

Does fish oil thin the blood?

Yes: Fish oil can thin your blood. You shouldn't take if if you have bleeding in your stomach or brain. It's a good idea to stop it 14 days before dental or regular surgery. Be careful if you are taking other drugs which can thin your blood [such as aspirin, nsaids, warfarin, antiplatelet agents like plavix]. ...Read more

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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 and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid thin the blood too much?

Can taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid thin the blood too much?

May be: Why are you taking these supplements? Were these prescribed by a doctor? If you take a mixed diet, exercise and maintain a normal weight, you do not need these supplements. Any medication can have ill effects and un-needed medications are not doing you any good. ...Read more

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Does daily low dose aspirin, fish oil, and turmeric coupled with a couple light beers thin the blood too much? Affect rbc?

Does daily low dose aspirin, fish oil, and turmeric coupled with a couple light beers thin the blood too much? Affect rbc?

Aspirin thins blood: Aspirin is the only one from what you mentioned that thins the blood. From what i know, turmeric fish oil and beer do not cause blood thinning. So if you take all these there shouldn't be an additive blood thinning effect. Enjoy ! ...Read more

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Can my fish oil pill thin blood or cause bleeding? I'm 10wks pregnant & have a small subchorionic hematoma but have never bled & am not bleeding now

Can my fish oil pill thin blood or cause bleeding? I'm 10wks pregnant & have a  small subchorionic hematoma but have never bled & am not bleeding now

Yes.: Fish oil does act as a blood thinner. But this is usually only seen at higher doses. There are a lot of potential blood thinners with supplements and medications including anti-depressants and garlic. ...Read more

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Hand and feet numbness, and lightheadness right after taking fish oil or aspirin. blood is very thin and watery. should I eat more fattening food?

Hand and feet numbness, and lightheadness right after taking fish oil or aspirin. blood is very thin and watery. should I eat more fattening food?

Allergic reaction: You maybe allergic to one of these non- prescriptions since it occurs right after you ingest them. Unless you have a family history of heart disease at an early age less than 45 or you have risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol there is no need to take these supplement at 23 years old. I would recommend it if you were over 45 and had those risk factors. ...Read more

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Lightheaded and numbness in hands and feet whenever I take fish/oil, aspirin or any blood thinner.clean diet(olive oil) for 2 years. blood too thin?

Lightheaded and numbness in hands and feet whenever I take fish/oil, aspirin or any blood thinner.clean diet(olive oil) for 2 years. blood too thin?

Etiology unclear: Taking fish oil, aspirin, or other blood thinners, e.g. Vit E, cause the platelets not to clot as well. The result of easy bruising is common. Light headedness and numbness in the hands and feet suggests a different cause. Is your diet rich enough in iron to make red blood cells or are you anemic? Consider a vit with iron or iron tablets. Do you have enough fluids: dehydrated?Fluids and salts help ...Read more

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Is it okay to take fish oil while using blood thinners?

Generally speaking : Yes but there reports that fish oil can contribute to bleeding. Talk to your physician about relative risks & benefits. ...Read more