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Hype : Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two years after I started Lovaza, I was prescribed 10 mg Crestor (rosuvastatin). Do I still need to take the Lovaza?
Yes: If the question is if Crestor (rosuvastatin) ok to be taken while on Lovaza the answer is yes. If the question is if you still should be taking Lovaza it is all related to your last cholesterol profile and original goals of therapy. Make sure your prescriber knows all meds/ supplements you take. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I need thyroid meds? Tsh 7.63, 3.77 & 4.34 within 3 months. Also on androgel, cpap & trilipix & lovaza. Work out & weight watchers, but can't lose
Sounds like your: Thyroid is under active. Treatments available . Follow up with your doctor. Very easy to treat if indicated. ...Read more
Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more
No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the long term side effects of a 55 yo man using tamoxifen? No history of blood clots, on lovaza 4g/day. I have no obvious symptoms from taking it.
Hmm...off-label use?: Tamoxifen is fda-approved for use in breast cancer, most commonly in women. So all the known side effects are described for women, not men. Check out www.Epocrates.Com & www.Drugs.Com for info on any given drug, tamoxifen included. The list of potential side effects is pretty long so you want to be sure that you really need this medication and that desired benefit exceeds potential risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?
Anxiety Disorder: Anticipation of worst happening (even if it is exceedingly unlikely) is a symptom of anxiety disorder. This is a distortion of the normal fight or flight response every human is endowed with. Your brain seems to be wired for flight for any environmental stimulus, no matter how trivial. If this is so, see doctor for exam & to formulate a therapeutic plan to include counseling & medication as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more