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Doctor insights on: Drinking Lemon Water With Fish Oil Pills

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Lately I seem to have difficulty swallowing larger pills (like fish oil). It feels like it gets stuck in my throat and drinking more water won't help.

Lately I seem to have difficulty swallowing larger pills (like fish oil). It feels like it gets stuck in my throat and drinking more water won't help.

Dysphagia: Dysphagia is distinguished as "transfer dysphagia" (problem moving food from mouth to top of esophagus) versus "transit dysphagia" (problem getting food down esophagus & into stomach). Motility disorders, strictures, ulceration (pill-associated, viral), tumors, etc must all be ruled out. ...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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Will drinking fish oil with water diminish the benefits of the fish oil?

Will drinking fish oil with water diminish the benefits of the fish oil?

No: It should not diminish the benefits of the fish oil. Just make sure no one injects into their veins as that may cause embolus which can cause serious side effects. ...Read more

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I have gallstones would drinking fish oil affect me in any way?

I have gallstones would drinking fish oil affect me in any way?

Possibly: As fish oil is composed of fat, & the gall bladder secretes stored bile to help in the breakdown of fat, if the gall stones interfere w the bile release, there could be pain & nausea. ...Read more

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Can I drink Ginkgo Biloba and Fish Oil supplements at the same time? If not, then how should I take them?

Can I drink Ginkgo Biloba and Fish Oil supplements at the same time? If not, then how should I take them?

Ginkgo & Fish Oil: Are both good supplements. They are also blood thinners. The dose you take is important. A nutritionist would be a good person for you to see in order to determine that. Please consult w/your doc of you are on a blood thinner before taking either one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I drink a teaspoon of a liquid fish oil supplement ever day. Will this dilute the eaffect of the fish oil in any way?

Fish oil: I'm not sure what you mean by "dilute" the effect if you drink the supplement? Fish oil can be taken as a liquid or in capsules. Some find the capsules more palatable. Make sure your teaspoon contains at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg of dha per day, to get the amount you need. Some conditions may require more. ...Read more

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Is drinking fish oil harmful to your health?

Is drinking fish oil harmful to your health?

Depends on how much: The scientific evidence suggests that fish oil really does lower high triglycerides, and it also seems to help prevent heart disease and stroke when taken in the recommended amounts. Ironically, taking too much fish oil can actually increase the risk of stroke ...Read more

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Better to drink flaxseed oil or fish oil for omega3? Is the omega3 that comes from fish the same quality as from vegetables? Which is digested better?

Better to drink flaxseed oil or fish oil for omega3? Is the omega3 that comes from fish the same quality as from vegetables? Which is digested better?

Eat fish for Omega 3: Our bodies don't convert omega 3's from flaxseed into the epa & dha readily available in fish (oil). There are some attempts to make epa & dha from seaweed & algae but otherwise, read label for epa & dha content. You won't see much from flaxseed products nor will you get much conversion either. Check out more at http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/search/label/fish%20%28oil%29. ...Read more

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Tc of 150. LdL 91, HDL 35, Trig 116. Homocysteine of 16. I workout everyday take fish oil eat well don't drink/smoke. BMI 25, BF 14%. What's wrong?

Tc of 150. LdL 91, HDL 35, Trig 116. Homocysteine of 16. I workout everyday take fish oil eat well don't drink/smoke. BMI 25, BF 14%. What's wrong?

Stop worrying: These numbers are fine. The homocysteine being minimally elevated is probably just you -- nobody's showed this puts you at real risk for anything. Trusting you're eating sensibly and not a non-supplementing vegan, and get B12 checked occasionally. Keep exercising. You can stop taking the fish oil -- the last several big studies show no benefit. ...Read more

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I hit my head April 28th and 29th of this year. I was diagnosed with a mild concussion. I had PCS symptoms, and they are better now. Dizziness was a major symptom. I started taking fish oil and it's helped. When will I able to drink again?

I hit my head April 28th and 29th of this year. I was diagnosed with a mild concussion. I had PCS symptoms, and they are better now. Dizziness was a major symptom. I started taking fish oil and it's helped. When will I able to drink again?

Discuss with team: You should discuss this directly with your health care team taking care of you for the concussion. The lack of data makes trying to predict what you've experienced or the results of any evaluation preclude any ability to provide a recommendation. ...Read more

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Is 1 beer considered alcohol? Is drinking 1 beer (4% or 5%), with Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & fish oil bad? Does 1 beer only affect my meds effectivity?

Is 1 beer considered alcohol? Is drinking 1 beer (4% or 5%), with Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & fish oil bad? Does 1 beer only affect my meds effectivity?

1 beer is alcohol: There are non-alcoholic beers but if your question is whether a beer containing alcohol is considered an alcoholic beverage then, the answer is yes. It is generally a rule of pharmacology that alcohol and medication should not be combined in the same body. The presence of alcohol can alter the way drugs are metabolized meaning they either make drugs less effective or more dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink fish oil once daily every day if I have had mitral valve repair heart surgery.? I know fish pil is good over all.

Is it safe to drink fish oil once daily every day if I have had mitral valve repair heart surgery.? I know fish pil is good over all.

Yes: Fish oil is rich in EPA and DHA which are Essential Fatty Acids. These are essential for good health and everyone needs them as part of their diet or as supplements. Having had heart surgery does not reduce your need for these and they are perfectly safe to take. ...Read more

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I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! What should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and I breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat

I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! What should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and I breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat

You : You may have telogen effluvium, a condition where your hair falls out in clumps post-partum (after delivery of a child). If it is telogen effluvium, the hair will come back, as you are losing hairs that are in the telogen- or resting phase. Only time can treat telogen effluvium. Nevertheless, you should seek out a specialist for a proper evaluation- I would suggest a dermatologist.

Congratulations on your delivery! ...Read more

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I broke a blood vessel in my eye. My doctor told me not to take fish oil. Should I also stop drinking carrot juice which also has a lot of vitamin A?

I broke a blood vessel in my eye. My doctor told me not to take fish oil. Should I also stop drinking carrot juice which also has a lot of vitamin A?

Fish oil can lead: To increased bleeding, which is why your doctor told you not to take it, but Vitamin A doe not typically cause increased bleeding ...Read more

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How long will it takes to lower my liver enzymes? Current reading is 160. I follow my doctors advice of proper diet and lots of water. Fish oil ok?

How long will it takes to lower my liver enzymes? Current reading is 160. I follow my doctors advice of proper diet and lots of water. Fish oil ok?

Depends on cause: And level of elevated liver enzyme tests. Viral hepatitis, drugs, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, trauma, and NASH are all possibilities. If you can reverse the underlying condition, your tests should return to normal in a few weeks too few months. Sometimes, though, you can't cure the underlying condition so fast. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking warm water with honey, lemon juice and coconut oil? Thank You :)

What are the benefits of drinking warm water with honey, lemon juice and coconut oil? 

Thank You :)

Lemon Miracles!: Flushes out the toxins, excellent source of Vitamin C, contains pectin fiber is good for colon health, balances to maintain pH of the body, aids digestion & increases bile production, great source of Ca, Mg,P, K & citric acid. Prevents multiplication of pathogenic bacteriae, decreases joint inflammation. Prevents skin wrinkles, eye health, production of digestive juices. Google for coconut oil benefits! ...Read more

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Can a child take fish oil pills?

Can a child take fish oil pills?

Discuss With Doctor: Fish oil supplies Omega-3 fatty acids. In children, it is used to lower cholesterol components, a fat source for intravenous nutrition, & more. Your child's age & medical history are unknown. The best way to give a healthy child the benefits of fish oil is to include fish in your child's diet. Fish oil supplements can vary in quality & omega-3 content is unreliable. See child's doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Is fish oil pills good for teen use?

Is fish oil pills good for teen use?

No: Hi. Nope, of no benefit. That was easy! Be sure to eat healthy nuts and seeds to get essential fatty acids. Good luck! ...Read more