Patient discussion about oil
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Q. Does fish-oil helps exercise induced asthma?
I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma a couple of year ago, and since then had better and worse times with my asthma, although the treatment I get. I read in a newspaper that fish oil can help exercise induced asthma- is that true? Do I have to eat fish-oil specifically or can I eat fish instead (I really, really, hate fish-oil…)?
|A1||I take 6, 1000mg softgels/day. It helps my asthma, arthritis and has lowered my closterol. Started with 10 and worked down to 6, which seems to work best, though sometimes I need the extra.|
|A2||No one really proved that omega-3 actually helps asthma, although some doctors say it is. If I was in your situation, I’d just give it a try and see if it helps me (just ask your doctor before if omega 3 wouldn’t interfere with your other medications). Just remember that it’s not a magic, so don’t get disappointed if it doesn’t produce miracles on your asthma. Good luck!|
|A3||It’s not the fish oil but the omega-3 fatty acids inside eat that suppose to help the asthma. You can get omega 3 from many sources, including fish and special tablets.|
Q. if someone is allergic to olive trees, does that mean they are allergic to olive oil as well?
|A1||I asked him, and he said he has no prob with olive oil. |
Dinner was spectacular if i may add :)
|A2||hmmm...that is a very good question with a simple solution- ask him :)|
|A3||oh, it;s not for me! I'm just arranging a Sunday brunch next week, and I know one of the attending guests is allergic to olive trees so i wanted to know if that prevents me from using olive oil in the dishes i'm preparing|
Q. I am wondering if any of you are ENTHUSED about the use of COCONUT OIL. I ask because it IS SATURATED FAT.
I have trouble losing weight. That inculdes getting cold frequently, and was wondering if cocounut oil would help me maintain body temperture more easily. Also, I have notice that SOME claim that coconut oil has many health benefits not affiliated with polyunsaturates.
|A||i know there was a Polynesian research about people that consume coconut oil on a daily basis in parallel to people who don't. they found out that there are high cholesterol levels among the people that consumed coconut oil but no significant difference in heart problems.|
Q. skins does excrete oil and keratin what exactly is the whitish cape up that you can squeeze out from underskin
|A||It sounds like you refer to sebum, an oily substance secreted by (how surprising :) ) sebaceus glands attached to the hair root. It's important for the skin, although abnormal secretion of it may cause diseases such as acne.|
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Q. Can omega-3 make my cholesterol lower?
My doctor told me that I have too much cholesterol in my blood, and that it can cause heart attack or stroke, but if I keep it low than my risk will be lower. He told me that because it’s not that high level I can try to change my diet before I have to start taking medication. I heard that omega-3 can make my cholesterol level low. Is that true? Do I have to take it in pills? Is it safe?
|A1||You can consume omega-3 either as pills or in fish oil, fatty fish (such as salmon) and vegetarian food such as flaxseed and flaxseed oil, canola oil, soybean oil, and nuts.|
|A2||Omega-3 is generally safe, although in high doses it can cause nausea, belching, diarrhea, fishy aftertaste etc.|
|A3||No one ever proved omega-3 can make your cholesterol level lower, but in some researches it made people have fewer strokes and sudden death. |
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