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Should I Take Fish Oil If I Am Allergic To Iodine
I am allergic to shrimp but can eat crab and fish. I am also allergic to seaweed. Also very allergic to iodine swab on skin. Can I take fish oil??
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
I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?
I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?
Allergy testing: It is unusual to be able to eat crabs and seafood with such a strong history of iodine and multiple seafood allergies. I would not recommend fish oil at this time. If you are depressed, there are medications and counseling that can help - see your Doctor. If you have not been evaluated for specific food allergies, seeing an Allergist for testing is advised. ...Read more
Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?
I'm allergic to all seafoods my eyes itch and it becomes hard to breathe but I want to try shrimp so bad and take the fish oil vitamins what can I do?
Don't do it!!: It's not worth risking your life (and yes, your reaction could close off your airway!) to eat seafood or take fish oil. Please avoid all seafood and seafood products. Your doctor can suggest other ways to get the nutrients you need without risking a life-threatening reaction. ...Read more
Whenever I take Omega 3 fish oil vitamins, my scalp gets sores like big bumps that hurt. Why? Am I allergic?
Daily: Different formulations given different instructions. They should be taken daily for sure, but some formulations may say twice daily, whereas others may even suggest three times a day. Read the bottle. ...Read more
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 more
Alleged protection: Omega-three fish oils were popularized as possibly helping prevent/reverse atherosclerosis, especially when the inuit people were noted to have relatively little coronary artery disease. The last two big studies on the inuit cast grave doubt on this politically-correct idea. The fish oils are systemic anti-inflammatories and some folks find they help with arthritis. You decide & don't spend $$$. ...Read more
Yes and No: Yes you can take fish oil but I don't believe it will help your cold- but it won't hurt it either. The very best treatment know of for colds is pelargonium sidoides, sold in health food stores & pharmacies as umcka; it is safe, affordable & proven effective for colds, bronchitis & sinus infections. ...Read more
How long can I take fish oil liquid? I am drinking 2. Teaspoons every day. Now it is almost 2 month
Cut to 1tsp daily: Or change to 1 gm capsule daily. ...Read more
I started adding 2 tbl of chia seeds to my morning smoothie... Will I be overdoing the omega's if I take fish oil as well?
No, but you'll: Certainly be increasing your calories and probably wasting a lot of money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv and the internet. ...Read more
Can previous mi pt take fish oil if on blood thinners? Also if they have already been taking fish oil how many days does it take til problems start?
Goal: Of therapy after an mi is to bring the LDL down to less than 70. If the tg is too high, you can't even know your ldl. We do give omega-3 for tg, the benefit in later studies show that you have to take at least a dose of the range of 4gm a day. Antiplatelets and bblockers should be continued along with statin to lower LDL and smooth out the arteries. ...Read more
Yes to fish!: There have been numerous studies supporting fish oils in lowering cholesterol and triglycerides and providing protection to blood vessels. I would have you work with your doctor to asses your risk, other health issues that might be positively impacted, and follow your cholesterol while taking it Eating food sources (wild salmon, sardines, walnuts, etc) is also valuable. ...Read more
Natural T increase: Exercise is the most effective way to increase T, especially weight lifting ...Read more
Is fish oil good? And can I take fish oil and prenatal together? Also is this good before pregnancy?
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