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Fish Oil Withdrawal Symptoms
None: There is no proven benefit to fish oil for withdrawal from citalopram. Symptoms of withdrawal from an SSRI like citalopram can include headache, flu-like symptoms and increased depression. These symptoms can be moderated somewhat by tapering the citalopram slowly. Patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms are advised to contact their physician as soon as possible. ...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
Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?
Fish oil-depression: Yes it can help. Fish oil and some fatty fish contain a lot of omega 3 oil which is an essential nutrient. About 50% of the brain cells are made up of essential fatty acids so a deficiency affects the brain. If you eat more fish, be sure it is wild caught e.g. Wild salmon as farmed fish have lots of contaminants. For fish oil get molecularly distilled type so it is free of pesticides etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psoriasis is less common in populations whose dietary staples include cold-water fish containing omega-3 fatty acids: But study results have been mixed as to whether fish oil supplements can reduce inflammation and improve psoriasis signs and symptoms, such as itching and scaling. The latest findings suggest that fish oil delivered by a needle in a vein (intravenously) reduces psoriasis symptoms more quickly than do fish oil supplements taken by mouth. One small study indicated that a combination of a calorie-restricted diet and increased omega-3 fatty acids helped control psoriasis in obese people with psoriasis. More study is needed. Side effects of high-dose fish oil supplements can include a fishy aftertaste, heartburn and nausea. Dosages greater than 3 grams a day may affect blood clotting, increase your risk of bleeding and decrease blood pressure. This may be of particular concern if you're taking blood-thinning medication or high blood pressure medication. Ground flaxseed. ...Read more
Absolutely not: In fact, it is not at all certain that there is any benefit from fish oil for anything. In USA it has been abandoned as useless by the best-informed experts. It has also been noted to cause prostate cancer. It is true that it lowers triglycerides and raises HDL but it has not lowered the risk for strokes or heart attacks. No benefit has been demonstrated except to those who sell it. ...Read more
Much debated: There are many claims regarding the beneficial effects of fish oils, but there are few randomized blinded clinical trials testing these observational claims. Fish oils lower triglycerides, and are indicated to do so, so as to prevent pancreatitis , however no studies support this recommendation. At low dose they may have cardiovascular benefits, but recent data is less compelling than older data. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the krill oil and fish oil combo pill better than just krill or fish oil alone? If so, what are the benefits?
Better: Krill oil has a higher concentration of bio available omega 3 fatty acids. ...Read more
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Omega 3 is good: Many people can not eat enough fish to get sufficienct omega 3. I am a firm advocate of taking this. I like fish oil better than cod liver oil due to its purification and processing. For heart disease it is 2-4 grams, for joint paint 4-6 grams and for prevention 2grams. For mental health it is dha not epa that you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer