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Epa Fish Oil Medication
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 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
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
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
IS IT SAFE TO TAKE FISH OIL ONCE DAILY WHILE TAKING MEDICATION METROPOLOL AS WELL.? DOES THE FISH OIL AFFECT MEDICATION EFFECTS.
Colonoscopy prep says no herbal medications 7 days before. Does this include probiotics, fish oil, or melatonin?
Planning to take fish oil supplements along with thiazide and Lipitor (atorvastatin) medication. Also, taking multi vitamin gummies. Is this okay?
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
How should I exercise my fingers that are starting to have enlarged knuckles due to ra? 56 year old female, only medication is zocor (simvastatin) 20 mg. For cholosterol. Take calicum 1200 mg, and fish oil 1000 mg.
ROM: Work on keeping range of motion and strength. You could use silly putty or other squeezable material. ...Read more
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
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?
What is a natural way to lower inflammation? Fish oil etc. Obviously drugs but this is a different reason for the question!
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
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
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
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
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
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
I take sertraline 50mg each morning. Is it safe to take fish oil, epa 400 mg/dha 200 mg too? Must they be taken apart — if yes, how long apart? Thks.
How do I know how much vitamin d in 1000 mg of fish oil that providing epa 180 mg and DHA 120 mg?
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
Does taking fish oil late in pregnancy (36 wks) — EPA specifically, cause issues with bleeding during labor? My midwife mentioned this
Want to take the highest concentrated omega 3 fish oil (DHA + EPA) to protect against heart disease. Give me a brand name?
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
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
Can my fish oil pill (epa & dha) thin my blood or cause bleeding? I'm 10 weeks pregnant & have a subchorionic hematoma.
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