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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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If a dermoid ovarian cyst bursts what could happen?

If a dermoid  ovarian cyst bursts  what could happen?

Pain, adhesions.: A dermoid cyst is full of a oil like substance and often hair and other debris that can cause a lot of internal irritation/inflammation. This can lead to something called adhesions, where the internal organs stick together. All of this will cause immediate pain. If the rupture is during surgery, and rapid suction/cleanup is performed, the results are usually very good. ...Read more

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What lifestyle changes can I make to help ovarian cysts. I am not overweight.

What lifestyle changes can I make to help ovarian cysts. I am not overweight.

Extra estrogen?: Common cause of cysts is excess estrogen. Ways to decrease estrogen-avoid soy,eat only organic meats and dairy, don't drink from plastic bottles, avoid mineral oil and parabens in makeup, use natural skin care products. Supplement with DIM to help body clear excess estrogen. Supplement with Chasteberry (Vitex) to improve estrogen/progesterone balance. ...Read more

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Does fish oil capsules are good to use along metmorfin in PCOS?

Does fish oil capsules are good to use along metmorfin in PCOS?

Maybe . . .: While I found many online articles discussing use of fish oil in polycystic ovarian syndrome, I could only find the following peer-reviewed journal article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941370/. Best to discuss your options & concerns w/your Family Doc, GYN or Endocrinologist. Do understand that there's a tremendous variety in fish oil dose/strength & quality. ...Read more

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Is it true that 2 x vitamin E, 1 x zinc, and 1 x fish oil capsule can thicken a uterine lining?

Is it true that 2 x vitamin E, 1 x zinc, and 1 x fish oil capsule can thicken a uterine lining?

No: No, it would have no effect on the uterine lining. The lining grows in response to the estrogen you produce in the first half of your cycle. Since you have an ovarian cyst, your hormone levels may not be correct. Talk to your GYN. ...Read more

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Is fish oil good for you?

Is fish oil good for you?

Yes,: but those that contain EPA omega-3 lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, those that contain both DHA and EPA will lower triglycerides but raise LDL cholesterol. If you don't want dietary supplement fish oil there's prescription EPA Vascepa or EPA/DHA Lovaza. Epanova is another just approved by FDA. ...Read more

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Is fish oil harmful?

Is fish oil harmful?

No/Yes: Most anything can be harmful if taken improperly. Think about it, drinking too much water can make you very ill or you can die. Fish oil, like anything else should be taken according to manufacturer's directions or according to your health care provider. Fish oils have many beneficial effects if used properly and if a reputable product is purchased. Some fish oils are alleged to be contaminate. ...Read more

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Can I take fish oil to help with my cold?

Can I take fish oil to help with my cold?

Yes and No: Yes you can take fish oil but i don't believe it will help your cold- but it won't hurt it either. The very best treatment know of for colds is pelargonium sidoides, sold in health food stores & pharmacies as umcka; it is safe, affordable & proven effective for colds, bronchitis & sinus infections. ...Read more

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What does fish oil do for u?

What does fish oil do for u?

Omegas: Fish oils are the most important source of vitamin a and the omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids which are critical to good health. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more