Tuesday, September 25, 2018

What is Fish Oil, Benefits, Side Effects | The Ultimate Beginner's Guide - Health and Fitness City

What is Fish Oil? 

Fish oil can be obtained from eating fish or by taking supplements. Fish that are especially rich in the beneficial oils known as omega-3 fatty acids include mackerel, herring, tuna, salmon, cod liver, whale blubber, 
and seal blubber. Two of the most important omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Make sure to see separate listings on EPA and DHA, as well as Cod Liver Oil, and Shark Liver Oil.

Fish oil is also used to for many kidney-related problems including kidney disease, kidney failure, and kidney complications related to diabetes, cirrhosis, Berger's disease (IgA nephropathy), heart transplantation, or using the drug called cyclosporine.

Benefits of Fish Oil
  1. Fish Oil Can Be Good for Heart Health
  2. Fish Oil May Help Treat Certain Mental Disorders
  3. Fish Oil Supplementation May Help Reduce Weight and Waist Circumference
  4. Fish Oil May Support Eye Health and Help Protect Vision in Old Age
  5. Fish Oil May Reduce Inflammation and Symptoms of Inflammatory Disease
  6. Fish Oil May Have Skin Benefits
  7. Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Fish Oil Are Very Important During Pregnancy and Early Life
  8. Fish Oil May Reduce Liver Fat
  9. Fish Oil Supplementation Can Help Improve Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
  10. Fish Oil May Improve Attention and Hyperactivity in Children
  11. Fish Oil May Help Prevent Symptoms of Mental Decline
  12. Fish Oil May Improve Asthma Symptoms and the Risk of Allergies
  13. Fish Oil May Improve Bone Health

Side Effects of Fish Oil

1. Bipolar disorder: Taking fish oil might increase some of the symptoms of this condition. 

2. Liver disease: Fish oil might increase the risk of bleeding in people with liver scarring due to liver disease. 

3. Depression: Taking fish oil might increase some of the symptoms of this condition. 

4. Diabetes: There is some concern that taking high doses of fish oil might make the control of blood sugar more difficult. 

5. Familial adenomatous polyposis: There is some concern that fish oil might further increase the risk of getting cancer in people with this condition. 

6. High blood pressure: Fish oil can lower blood pressure and might cause blood pressure to drop too low in people who are being treated with blood pressure-lowering medications. 

7. Fish or seafood allergy: Some people who are allergic to seafood such as fish might also be allergic to fish oil supplements. There is no reliable information showing how likely people with seafood allergy are to have an allergic reaction to fish oil. Until more is known, advise patients allergic to seafood to avoid or use fish oil supplements cautiously. 

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