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My cholesterol was over 300, but not on medication. Was taking fish oil capsules, but read this could elevate levels. Do I need meds?

My cholesterol was over 300, but not on medication.  Was taking fish oil capsules, but read this could elevate levels.  Do I need meds?

High cholesterol: Hi. Total cholesterol is a fairly uninformative number, and treatment decisions should not be based on it. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, that is a risk for atherosclerosis. Are your triglycerides high or normal? Hi triglycerides correlate with low HDL, which is another risk for atherosclerosis. So without more information... ...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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Do fish oil tablets help regulate good and bad cholesterol? At what level of bad cholesterol should one start medications instead of relying on life style changes?

Do fish oil tablets help regulate good and bad cholesterol? At what level of bad cholesterol should one start medications instead of relying on life style changes?

Complex issue: Fish oil has multiple health effects beyond cholesterol. Severe hypertriglyceridemia is treated with 4 fish oil tablets a day, can lower triglyceride and raise HDL somewhat. Plant sources of omega-3 need to be converted to the active form which is found in fish oil. In general the worse ones diet is, the more important fish oil is. 1 to 2 tablets of fish oil is reasonable for general health ...Read more

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Can I lower High colesterol levels without medication? Just fish oil and healthy diet?

Can I lower High colesterol levels without medication? Just fish oil and healthy diet?

Possible: About 75% of your cholesterol is dependent upon genetics. So if your cholesterol is modestly elevated, change in your diet and excercise may do the trick. Fish oil may impact your triglycerides but has no significant effect on cholestrol. Statins are drug of choice ...Read more

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Should I be taking medication for high cholesterol (243) or try exercise and fish oil for 6 months first?

Should I be taking medication for high cholesterol (243) or try exercise and fish oil for 6 months first?

Depends on profile: If your HDL is very high within that 243, you may be able to get away with diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation for a while. If your HDL is low, then you'd probably need medication as your LDL and triglyerides are probably too high. We need the profile to be sure. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy prep says no herbal medications 7 days before. Does this include probiotics, fish oil, or melatonin?

Colonoscopy prep says no herbal medications 7 days before. Does this include probiotics, fish oil, or melatonin?

Herbal: Probiotics and melatonin should be ok but I would hold the fish oil because it increases bleeding risks and if a biopsy is needed you could have more risks. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin a pill with a daily mulitvitamin if i also take fish oil capsules? Would they be a good alternative for acne medication?

Can I take vitamin a pill with a daily mulitvitamin if i also take fish oil capsules? Would they be a good alternative for acne medication?

Poor alternative: You'll need to take enough vitamin A to make yourself sick (and I mean SICK) before you can expect it to clear your acne. Get a topical retinoic acid derivative for your skin rather than the overkill approach that systemic administration offers. If this doesn't clear you, get with your personal physician for help. Fish oil's your business -- the recent studies are disappointing. ...Read more

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Just started aciphex (rabeprazole) can I take with my medication klonopin inderal remeron vitamin d and fish oil?

Just started aciphex (rabeprazole) can I take with my medication klonopin inderal remeron vitamin d and fish oil?

No worries w/Aciphex: There appear to be some interactions between your current meds: the Inderal may reduce the fish oil effect, and the Klonopin and Remeron combination may cause increased CNS depression (more sedation). However, adding Aciphex (rabeprazole) to the listed medications should not cause any problem. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and on htc exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) medication. Is it safe to take coq10 and. Fish oil? It has warning label if taken with a blood thinner?

I have high blood pressure and on htc exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) medication. Is it safe to take coq10 and. Fish oil? It has warning label if taken with a blood thinner?

Sure: There's no reason you can't. Not sure of the indication/benefit. Remember even "natural remedies " have side efects, but no issue with taking them most of the time. ...Read more

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What is a natural way to lower inflammation? Fish oil etc. Obviously drugs but this is a different reason for the question!

What is a natural way to lower inflammation? Fish oil etc. Obviously drugs but this is a different reason for the question!

Anti-infl.diet,herbs: One good way to lower inflammation is the anti-inflammatory diet- see http://www.Drweil. Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet
fish, flax ;/or hemp oil help.
Many herbs have powerful anti-inflammatory effects, some of the best being turmeric, boswellia ; ginger. Resveratrol derived from japanese knotweed is another useful anti-inflammatory agent. ...Read more

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Does fish oil or any other OTC drug or supplement work for depression/low mood?

Does fish oil or any other OTC drug or supplement work for depression/low mood?

Fish oil maybe: Definitely, there is or are supplements that can get you out of depressed stat. Please log on to www.Drernie. Co. Cc to find the best supplements. ...Read more

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NEJM says Niaspan 500 does not work. I was just placed on it for 3 months. Also, take Fish Oil. Should I contact dr? On HAART drug Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) Tivicay. Help

NEJM says Niaspan 500 does not work. I was just placed on it for 3 months. Also, take Fish Oil. Should I contact dr? On HAART drug Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) Tivicay. Help

Science and Life: There is a lot of debate about Niacin. And the science in the NEJM is just one piece of the story and debate. If I remember well you have high Triglycerides. High Triglycerides are more dangerous than niacin and I would see how you do with it before just stopping it. It has worked in individual patients; it is part of the standard of care in HIV medicine. ...Read more

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How does fish oil w/600mg epa/dha compare to krill oil?

How does fish oil w/600mg epa/dha compare to krill oil?

Krill is more potent: Krill oil is generally more potent. Problems may arise for someone who is allergic to shrimp. For those of us that don't like the fishy taste another alternative is hemp seeds; very high in omega 3, 6, & 9. ...Read more

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What is DHA from most fish oil? And isn't it true that it is needed by your brain more that epa

What is DHA from most fish oil?  And isn't it true that it is needed by your brain more that epa

O3: There are reports stating dha is more prevalent in the brain and more important, primarily due to the findings of reduced brain inflammatory chemicals, which are usually linked to some neurodegenerative and inflammatory conditions. This did not report that epa was not as important for other reasons. Nevertheless, it is thought that both are anti-inflammatory and positive for brain function. ...Read more

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What is the meanings of epa and DHA in fish oil supplement? And will fish oil be good for memory and concentration too?

What is the meanings of epa and DHA in fish oil supplement? And will fish oil be good for memory and concentration too?

Omega 3s: Both epa and dha are long chained fatty acids mainly found in fish. They provide much-needed omega 3 which is said to improve heart health along with many other health benefits. Omega three is believed to reduce inflammation in body and brain and is good for memory and thought to prevent dementia. Along with fish, omega 3 can be found in free-range eggs. Look for % of omega three on carton. ...Read more

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My obgyn recommended taking a very high quality fish oil tab daily that has the recommended dose of epa/dha how will it benefit my unborn baby?

My obgyn recommended taking a very high quality fish oil tab daily that has the recommended dose of epa/dha how will it benefit my unborn baby?

Smarter,better sight: Taking dha has been shown to improve the vision and intelligence of babies while lowering risk of behavioral problems. It significantly reduces risk of premature birth as well. It will also benefit your health, lowering risk of postpartum depression. See http://www.Rmbarry. Com/research/prenatal_omega3. Html and http://www.Chiralbalance. Com/dha/. ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin d in 1000 mg of fish oil that providing epa 180 mg and DHA 120 mg?

How do I know how much vitamin d in 1000 mg of fish oil that providing epa 180 mg and DHA 120 mg?

Look at label: Maybe none, if vit d is added then it should be stated in on the label. Some formulation of fish oil have vit d added and others d not. ...Read more

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Can fish oil cause your heart rate to rise or even your resting heart rate? I get about 2, 000mg of epa and 2, 000mg of DHA daily.

Can fish oil cause your heart rate to rise or even your resting heart rate? I get about 2, 000mg of epa and 2, 000mg of DHA daily.

Not usually: Fish oil consumption at doses less than 3000 mg is thought to be generally safe, although there are potential interactions with many medications. There are 2 unlikely situations where fish oil might cause increased resting heart rate. First, fish oil can lower blood pressure in some people and might cause heart to beat faster. Second, fish oil might affect clotting, causing bleeding and anemia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are adult gummies fish oil omega 3 epa& DHA good for brain too?

Can you tell me are adult gummies fish oil omega 3 epa& DHA good for brain too?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil

There are not really rigorous studies on fish oil to support supplementation before daily requirements. ...Read more

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Want to take the highest concentrated omega 3 fish oil (DHA + EPA) to protect against heart disease. Give me a brand name?

Want to take the highest concentrated omega 3 fish oil (DHA + EPA) to protect against heart disease. Give me a brand name?

Nordic Naturals: Is a well respected brand. Please read the label and make sure that when you add the EPA & DHA that the sum is 50% or more of the total sum of each capsule. Also, make sure the fish oil has been purified. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My wife is 5 weeks pregnant, she is taking vitamin raw code raw prenatal is it safe to take GNC triple strength fish oil 5x certified/ purified. It has epa 540 DHA 360. Also, wondering what else helps?

Healthy pregnancy: I think your question was regarding what is safe during pregnancy. Getting lots of low impact exercise, drinking plenty of water, taking a multivitamin with 800 mcg of folic acid, and eating fresh fruits and vegetables, calcium rich food and proteins are all advised. Avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are important. Fish oil/ omega 3 fa are fine. ...Read more

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How much fish oil to take? I am taking a fish oil supplement, it says it is 1000 mg. On the supplement facts label it says it has both epa and DHA with a total omega 3-fatty acids of 300 mgs. The label says to take 3 softgels per day. I am now on my s

How much fish oil to take? I am taking a fish oil supplement, it says it is 1000 mg.  On the supplement facts label it says it has both epa and DHA with a total omega 3-fatty acids of 300 mgs.  The label says to take 3 softgels per day.  I am now on my s

Fish oil cholesterol: This is a dietary supplement fish oil, regulated as a food, the larger number is the amount of fish oil, the smaller the amount of omega 3. Fish oil containing dha will raise your LDL cholesterol. Fish oil containing only epa will decrease your LDL cholesterol. Two-four grams per day are recommended to decrease high triglycerides. ...Read more

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What is fish oil?

What is fish oil?

Fish oil: Fish oil is the oil found in many cold water fish, such as mackerel, tuna, salmon, sturgeon, mullet, bluefish, anchovy, sardines, herring, trout, and menhaden. It's rich in omega-3 fats -- essential to our diets because our bodies cannot make them. You can also get this in supplement form -- at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day if you have depression. ...Read more