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Are omega 3 fish oil capsules safe during pregnancy?

Are omega 3 fish oil capsules safe during pregnancy?

If purified: Fish oil is not only safe but highly recommended during pregnancy as a source of dha, essential for the developing brain & eyes of the baby. However, fish has traces of heavy metals like mercury & pcb's, dioixins etc. Choose a fish oil purified via pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation & esterified to make digestible. Reliable brands include nordic naturals, designs for health& minami. ...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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Are fish oil omega 3 pills good for cholesterol?

Yes: Omega-3 fish oils are excellent supplements for many body systems, particularly the heart. Omega-3's do less to lower the bad cholesterol, but do increase the level of the hdlor "good cholesterol", and hence your good-to-bad cholesterol ratio. This in turn can lower your risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Can taking fish oil supplements lower cholesterol?

Sort of: Fish oil in moderate doses can help lower triglycerides and has modest effects if any on HDL and ldl. Too much fish oil can raise ldl. ...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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I read that fish oil pills will interact with birth control pills. Can fish oil pills make cryselle weaker & cause breakthrough bleeding or spotting?

I read that fish oil pills will interact with birth control pills. Can fish oil pills make cryselle weaker & cause breakthrough bleeding or spotting?

Fish oil & OCP: There is no scientific documentation of a definite interaction between fish oil and oral contraceptives. The 2 are considered safe taken together. See the link : http://m.Voices.Yahoo.Com/birth-control-pills-fish-oil-there-interactions-10976840.Html. ...Read more

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Do multivitamins or omega-3 fish oil pills help shrink the prostate?

Do multivitamins or omega-3 fish oil pills help shrink the prostate?

No: There has never been an association between fish oil and swelling of the prostate. Benign swelling of the prostate is hormonalyy controlled. ...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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Is taking fish oil supplements safe?

Is taking fish oil supplements safe?

Before surgery: Stop your fish oil 1 week before surgery because of blood thinning risks. ...Read more

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Can you take evening primrose oil with fish oil?

Yes: Evening primrose oil is one of the best sources of gamma linoleic acid (gla), an essential omega 6 fatty acid, while fish oil provides essential omega 3 fatty acids including epa and dha. Thus, taking both will provide you with both essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. ...Read more

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Can i take multi-vitamin and fish oil pill together?

Can i take multi-vitamin and fish oil pill together?

Sure.: Typically there should be no interaction between the two. Fatty acids may even help with the absorption of certain components of the multivitamin. ...Read more

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Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

No: Not unless you have a source in your genitourinary tract. In other words, they won't cause spontaneous bleeding. There has to be something else wrong. ...Read more

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Dose peppermint oil pills help conitsaption?

Dose peppermint oil pills help conitsaption?

Uncertain: Peppermint Oil is reported to help with diarrhea & irritable bowel syndrome. Although I am not aware of research on this matter. REF: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits-effects#1 ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil pills & levothyroxine?

Is it safe to take fish oil pills & levothyroxine?

Yes: No known interactions. Would recommend taking the pills an hour apart to reduce any possibility of affecting absorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more