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Doctor insights on: Pond Fish Diseases

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Does eating fish help prevent disease?

Does eating fish help prevent disease?

Potentially: Omega 3 fatty acids in certain fish can be very healthful - but this must be weighed with potential mercury intake with those fish. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fish scale disease?

What is the best treatment for fish scale disease?

Alpha-hydroxy lotion: Fish scale disease (ichthyosis), is a terrible condition with a terrible name. It's inherited and causes dead skin cells to not fall off, leading to buildup of thick, flaky skin. Lotions and creams with alpha-hydroxy acids (amlactin, lac-hydrin, eucerin body creme) or urea (carmol) help exfoliate, smoothing the skin. A dermatologist can also prescribe retinoids that help. ...Read more

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What is fish scale disease, and why does it affect skin pigmentation?

What is fish scale disease, and why does it affect skin pigmentation?

Ichthyosis: Ichthyosis (fish scale disease) is an inherited condition characterized by dry scaly skin as a result in defective skin barrier function. The most common subtype is ichthyosis vulgaris, which is pigmentless.The rare subtype, epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, is characterized by retained thickened scales in skin folds, giving the appearance of "dirty skin" even though no pigment is actually deposited. ...Read more

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Hi Drs I don't like fish so i am rarely eat fish (once/month)... What kind of supplements can i take to get Omega-3 ? P.S: I don't have any disease

Hi Drs  I don't like fish so i am rarely eat fish (once/month)...  What kind of supplements can i take to get Omega-3 ? P.S: I don't have any disease

You're 21?: Don't take supplements. If you don't like fish, at least try to avoid red meat. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, a little wine, some chocolate, coffee, and tea you'll get lots of good anti-oxidants plus tasty foods to enjoy! ...Read more

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What disease does the genetic test fish deal with?

What disease does the genetic test fish deal with?

Many disease: Fish refers to fluorescent in-situ hybridization and is one way of performing dna analysis. It is used for many diseases by using different probes for different diseases including cancer and inherited genetic defects. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/fish-cancer-test. ...Read more

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Wat blood test to find if i hav a disease from eating raw fish/sashimi?

Wat blood test to find if i hav a disease from eating raw fish/sashimi?

Parasite blood test: The most common infection from eating raw fish/sashimi is probably anisakiasis, which is a nematode (worm) that commonly infects fish. Cooking or freezing will prevent infection. There is a serology blood test that has relatively high sensitivity, but low specificity. Diagnosis may also be made at surgery or endoscopy. ...Read more

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What can be used to help thyroid disease? I've tried all sorts of fish and it doesn't help. it is hypo not hyper.

What can be used to help thyroid disease? I've tried all sorts of fish and it doesn't help. it is hypo not hyper.

Thyroid testing: The TSH is the most commonly ordered thyroid blood test, but additional tests are required to determine if the thyroid is functioning optimally. The two thyroid hormones are T4 and T3 (liothyronine). Reverse T3 (liothyronine) is also a hormone, but block action of T3 (liothyronine). See your doctor or endocrinologist for a complete evaluation and exam if concerned about thyroid function. ...Read more

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Will eating chicken for lunch and fish for dinner cause a skin disease that is caused due to the different combinations of food?

Will eating chicken for lunch and fish for dinner cause a skin disease that is caused due to the different combinations of food?

Skin diseases due to: It is only a myth. There is no proof that chicken and fish or even drinking milk with fish can cause any problems unless one is allergic to fish. Some people are allergic to some foods ingridients but in general it is not along the normal dietary precautions to avoid fish for dinner after having chicken for lunch. ...Read more

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If u touch's fish blood win doin' the fish can u get a disease from it and what happens if possible fish's blood got splash in2 the nose? what happens?

If u touch's fish blood win doin' the fish can u get a disease from it and what happens if possible fish's blood got splash in2 the nose? what happens?

Not likely: I don't know of any fish born diseases (except parasites) that can be transferred to humans. I wouldn't worry about it, but if you do develop rash or other symptoms, please see your Dr.. ...Read more

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Is fish oil really beneficial for cardiovascular disease?

Is fish oil really beneficial for cardiovascular disease?

Yes: Fish oil usage is associated with reductions in sudden death and a trend to reductions in cardiovascular risk. A large clinical trail is ongoing to further define the impact of fish oil on heart disease risk. Intake of several servings of oily fish per week is recommended by the american heart association. The recent meta-analysis that raised concern is largely a statistical anomaly. ...Read more

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Does fish oil help fight against heart disease? How does it work and does it really work?

Does fish oil help fight against heart disease? How does it work and does it really work?

Omega-3: Fish oil or omega-3, specifically DHA and EPA as a beneficial effect on reversing atherosclerosis and Lowering the risk of heart disease ...Read more

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Fatty liver disease. I eat chicken and fish (or shrimp or tuna instead) a few times a week each with lots of vegetables. Is this okay?

Fatty liver disease. I eat chicken and fish (or shrimp or tuna instead) a few times a week each with lots of vegetables. Is this okay?

Fatty liver: Your food sounds OK but I don't quite understand your "fatty liver". Has this been discussed with your Primary doctor and what has she/he told you? Please let me know. ...Read more

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Is it possible that fish oil make add worse (attention deficit disorder)?

Is it possible that fish oil make add worse (attention deficit disorder)?

If rancid, maybe: If you use a fish oil product that has gone rancid, it will be pro-inflammatory and possible harmful. Also if it contains heavy metals, it could worsen the condition. Research the companies and choose a brand that is pure, fresh, potent, sustainably harvested, etc. Store yours in the freezer when you get it. ...Read more

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I have erosive gastritis and diverticular disease. I love white and green tea. I stopped eating meat and eat fish instead. Am i right?

I have erosive gastritis and diverticular disease. I love white and green tea. I stopped eating meat and eat fish instead. Am i right?

Too late: Diverticulitis is a western disease caused by diet rich in protein and carbohydrates. If you have diverticulosis (the precursor of diverticulitis) dietary maneuvers will not make the lesions go away. But a high residue diet is recommended. ...Read more

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Can fish oil prevent heart disease? Can it raise ldl?

Can fish oil prevent heart disease?  Can it raise ldl?

Yes & No,changes LDL: Recent studies suggest fish oil capsules may not reduce risk of heart disease, but getting fish oil from eating fish does seem to prevent heart disease!see http://www.Cnn.Com/2012/09/11/health/health-fish-oil re: ldl, fish oil may raise it a bit but also changes LDL from small to large particles, making the LDL less dangerous. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400434/is-fish-oil-bad-for-ldl.Html. ...Read more

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Is lupus an inflammatory disease? Does eating anti inflammatory food ( fish, blueberry, olive oil, broccoli) help to control the disease?

Is lupus an inflammatory disease? Does eating anti inflammatory food ( fish, blueberry, olive oil, broccoli) help to control the disease?

See below: It is an autoimmune inflammatory disease. Eating healthy foods like you mentioned can reduce your risk of heart disease which is elevated with lupus, but unfortunately it is not going put your lupus into remission. ...Read more

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