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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 pills 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 pills 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 cant. 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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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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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

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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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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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How long to use fish oil?

How long to use fish oil?

It depends: On why you are taking/using fish oil. If you have very high triglycerides (>1000), then you may need to take this for the rest of your life or at least until you can undertake interventions that will keep the levels tolerable without fish oil. If you are taking it as a well-being supplement, then it is up to you. ...Read more

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Do you recommend fish oil?

Do you recommend fish oil?

Fish Oil: Definitely. Fish oil and Omega 3s help with inflammation and can lower cholesterol. At least 1 gram a day if not 2 grams. ...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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What does fish oil pills do?

What does fish oil pills do?

Fish Oil: Fish oil supplies essential omega-3 fats that our bodies cannot make on their own. Among their many effects, they can lower triglycerides, prevent heart disease, help reduce high blood pressure, and reduce inflammation in the body. Fish oil helps ward off depression too. In general, most people need at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day in a fish oil preparation. ...Read more

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Is it good to take fish oil?

Is it good to take fish oil?

Marine Fish Oil: Has a large amount of scientific studies to support its usefulness. It is often taken to lower triglycerides and for eyes, brain, joint, and mood. Make sure you get a good brand w/about 50% of the total mgs in epa ; dha. If you are on a blood thinner check w/doc first. ...Read more

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Is fish oil pills go for you?

Is fish oil pills go for you?

Omega fish oils: For many conditions it can be helpful. Some are advocating it for adhd. Also, can assist in mood stabilization for affective disorders - typically not enough alone. Some suggest it may assist in cholesterol management but the story appears to not be in. Any medication or supplement can cause side effects including dizziness, tiredness, nausea (take with food or switch to krill oil), memory? ...Read more

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Can fish oil improve my vision?

Can fish oil improve my vision?

Don't Know: Omega 3 fatty acids are suspected to improve patients with macular degeneration. This has yet to be proven, but a study is underway to determine this exact question.

Look for data from the "areds 2" study due to come out in the 1-2 years.

The short answer is that nothing has been proven. ...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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What exactly is fish oil good for?

High cholesterol: Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. These are good for lowering your LDL cholesterol and your triglycerides and improving your cardiac health. Red krill oil has the same benefits without the fishy taste or fishy burps. ...Read more