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Evening Primrose (Definition)

See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 is involved ...Read more


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Can men take evening primrose oil pills?

Can men take evening primrose oil pills?

Why?: The bigger question is why on earth would you want to? They are a waste of money. ...Read more

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Why I gain weight even I'm nt a big eater .. I'm 40 this year .. I have try diet pills but can't work on me..will evening primrose oil help me ?

Why I gain weight even I'm nt a big eater .. I'm 40 this year .. I have try diet pills but can't work on me..will evening primrose oil help me ?

Weight gain: Simplistically, weight gain occurs when calories in exceed calories out. There's a tendency to continue eating habits developed in our youth even as out physical activity decreases due to work & family constraints. There is no evidence that evening primrose oil will help lose weight. Consider DASH, Mediterranean or vegetarian diet plus regular physical activity - avoid screen time incl TV/computer ...Read more

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Is it safe to take salmon oil and evening primrose oil together while on birth control pill?

Is it safe to take salmon oil and evening primrose oil together while on birth control pill?

Why would you?: Those supplements are of no benefit, and haven't even been studied adequately for safety. So, don't put anything into your body unless it has proven benefit and safety. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive for 7 months now unsuccessful- might evening primrose oil help and how do I take it? Any other natural remedies to increase odds?

Trying to conceive for 7 months now unsuccessful- might evening primrose oil help and how do I take it? Any other natural remedies to increase odds?

Likely not: About 85% of normal couples take up to a year to conceive, so you are normal at 7 months. Evening primrose does absolutely nothing to your fertility, nor do any other 'natural remedies' increase the odds. Most doctors would be happy to help with things that do work if you make an appointment. ...Read more

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Does evening primrose oil increase estrogen? I think I'm estrogen dominant, I have PCOS and wanted to try using EPO. Should I try it?

Does evening primrose oil increase estrogen?  I think I'm estrogen dominant, I have PCOS and wanted to try using EPO. Should I try it?

Not recommended: EPO has been studied in a severe estrogen diminished state such as postmenopause. Available data suggest that it is no more effective than placebo. In the only randomized trial to address this issue 56 symptomatic postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to EPO versus placebo for six months. There was no significant difference in symptoms. And increasing estrogen can exacerbate certain cancers ...Read more

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What is evening primrose oil capsules used for? What is its advantages?

What is evening primrose oil capsules used for? What is its advantages?

Many things, safe: Evening primrose oil is a source of gla, an essential omega 6 fatty acid. It is used for many things including eczema, arthritis, pms and diabetic neuropathy. It is very safe. Like all supplements and meds, it does not help everyone and more research is needed. See http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/eveningprimrose and http://www.Naturalalternativeremedy.Com/10-health-benefits-of-evening-primrose-oil/. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more