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Supposed to help a lot of things but it seems like every study conflicts the previous.
I just posted an omega-3 comment on your other discussion topic tonight, Jim, because I found a lot of encouragement in the NIH research report you posted there. You mention “conflicts” in study results on omega-3 fats’ effects in heart disease. My sense is a little different — not so much conflict as chaos! The studies seem to run off in many directions, rather than collide head-on. Not sure the difference is salient, but it has me thinking. In my a-fib-driven congestive heart failure, the only symptoms have been a loping pulse and an occasional swelling of one foot from edema. I’m a devoted manager of my fat intakes, with omega-3 as my favorite. Your NIH study report gave me a sense of serendipity in discovering that omega-3 may be why my CHF is making no inroads!
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I saw that and responded in the other thread. Right, chaos. Different with cancer where there is contradiction. Since I have to worry about both, I tend to hold my fire.
I started this discussion at the same time as the other because I wanted to see if inverting the topic would get more responses. We’ll see.
Glad to draw some optimism from this. This is coming at it from another angle but might be more cause for optimism.
@johnburns- John, @thankful here. I had the “widow maker” back in 5/14 with 100% blockage of my LAD. Fortunately I survived this and sustained a EF of about 35% after receiving a stent.
I am currently on Lisinopril 2.5 mg,, Metoprolol 50 mg., Simvastatin 40 mg., and a baby aspirin. I do take several supplements that I believe are making a difference especially in my energy level as well as how I feel. I am taking Max-Q10 Ultra which has in it 200 mg. CoQ10, 200 mg. of L-carnitine fumarate, Omega marine algae 100 mg.,Resveratrol 50 mg., Bio Perine, black pepper extract 5 mg.and Bio PQQ 10 mg. I also take Ocean Pure Krill Oil 1240 mg. which has 400 mg of Marine Phospholipids, 279 mg. of Omega-3 fatty acids. This contains 123 mg. of EPA and 72 mg. of DHA. i’m also taking a supplement called Cholesterol 360 which contains 50 mg. of vit. C, 500 MG. of Bergamonte, Citrus Bergarnia, 25 mg. of Green Tea extract and 25 mg. of Grape seed extract. My cardiologist looks at most of this as producing “expensive pee” but I am working full time as a carpenter and manage to exercise 2-3 x a week. Other than a sore back occasionally I am feeling really well. I do believe that these supplements are making a difference in my life.
My name is Dan. I just got my blood lab test back, and my Doctor is out sick. So I am wondering what tests say about me.? I don’t know if I am in the right place for info. I am looking for. Does anyone here know about blood test.?
My Chol 241 Trig 97 my HDL 44 my ratio 5.48 my LDL 178 my non- HDL 197.
sorry I cant be much help here for you all.
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@dannoci Hi Dan and welcome to Mayo Connect. We are happy to have you as a member of our online patient community. I did a little research and I’ve provided a link to a Mayo website that provides some general information about these type of tests, http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cholesterol-test/details/results/rsc-20169555. Perhaps this will give you some guidelines regarding your results. I’m sure that your doctor would be happy to discuss it with you when he returns. We all look forward to getting to know you. Please keep in touch. Teresa
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Hi, Dan. I’m just passing through, so I’ll only offer a superficial reaction. The results you report are from a Chemistry Panel aimed at cholesterol. You’re results are somewhat high (compared with normal levels) on total cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and somewhat low on high-density lipoproteins (so-called “good” cholesterol). I would talk to my doctor about these results as soon as he/she is back in the office. You’re probably in for some life-style changes — diet and exercise — to cut down on your fat intake. If that falls short of fixing your problem, some medication may be prescribed.
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I Have been on the low carb diet for 1.3 years and lost 16 Lbs. I have been going to the gym for 20 yrs. I am 77 years old so now I go once a week and I walk 3x week 1 mile. Slowly I have been gaining back some of my lost weight eating too many carbs. Constant efferont to keep up with low carb. . What is your take on fish oils omega-3 .?
Omega-3 oils are key to my diet, and I add them in moderate amounts whenever I can.
Are you taken the pill(which one) or eating the food with o-3
Pills and food both. The pills vary, depending on what’s on sale at the store, but almost always a fish oil capsule. I read the labels to get the most promising product available. For food, I eat seafood two or three times a week–usually salmon, either wild or farm-raised…
Hi @predictable, I’d be interested in knowing what you feel is important from the fish oil capsule label. I’m never sure what to buy, so I end up not buying anything.Thanks, Teresa
Hi, Teresa. Hope you’ll consider getting some Omega-3-rich fish oil supplements. I look for 1g-2g capsules, preferably from wild salmon but not necessarily. I’d like to have at least 600mg of Omega-3 daily with components of EPA and DHA of about 200mg+/- each. Those are the 2 Omega-3 oils that come mainly from fish. The other Omega-3 is ALA that comes only from plants — seeds, nuts, etc. The ALA is not of particular interest to me because our metabolism converts so little of it into EPA or DHA, burning it up instead as an energy fuel, so it takes a bushel of walnuts or two quarts of flax seeds to give me the heart and inflammation protection I’m looking for. Look also for information on antioxidants in the product to enhance its overall benefits.
@predictable Does this much oil cause any stomach upset? Do you take it with meals? Thanks for all the good info. Teresa
No problems digestively for me, Teresa. A 1000mg capsule is not that large. I usually take it after breakfast or dinner with my other meal-related meds. The EPA and DHA types of Omega-3 are nearly unique so that they don’t metabolize into ineffective materials and meld well with healthy, non-fried foods.
@predictable Thanks so much, you’ve given me some great info. I feel prepared. Now I can go visit a health food store and know what to look for. Teresa
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