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There are many benefits to eating fish oil, and now fish oil is very popular in the circle of friends! For example, it can treat high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, liver disease,fish gelatin rheumatoid arthritis, dysmenorrhea, breast pain, prevent migraines, depression and asthma, etc. Is this really the case?

Today, we mainly talk about whether our friends with kidney disease can take fish oil. Is it useful to take fish oil?

1. What is fish oil?

Fish oil is a general term for all oils in fish, including body oil, liver oil and brain oil. Fish oil is a kind of oil extracted from fatty fish and is rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (DHA and EPA). gelatin sheet has health benefits such as anti-inflammatory and regulating blood lipids.

DHA is docosahexaenoic acid and EPA is eicosapentaenoic acid.

2. Is fish oil “cod liver oil”?

Fish oil is different from cod liver oil. The main components of cod liver oil are vitamin A and vitamin D.Bovine Gelatin To prevent rickets, infants and young children should take cod liver oil and vitamin D preparations instead of fish oil. The vitamin A in the blood of our friends with kidney disease is high, so it is not recommended for our friends with chronic kidney disease to supplement a large amount of vitamin A. Even for children with chronic kidney disease, we do not recommend excessive vitamin A supplementation. If you do want to supplement, you should check your blood levels of vitamin A and then decide whether to supplement with vitamin A-containing cod liver oil.

3. What are the diseases for which taking fish oil will definitely have a definite effect?

Fish oil is really effective in lowering triglycerides (TG)! Studies have shown that Lovaza, which contains 465 mg of EPA and 375 mg of DHA, is an effective drug for lowering triglycerides recognized by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The dosage is 1-4 grams.

4. What research has been done on fish oil in kidney disease?

Research on fish oil in kidney disease is mainly in the field of IgA nephropathy.

We know that IgA nephropathy is the accumulation of immunoglobulin IgA in the kidneys, which subsequently produces a series of inflammatory reactions that lead to kidney damage. This inflammatory reaction is not inflammation caused by colds, fevers and pneumonia, but immune inflammation. In theory, fish oil can reduce the body's inflammatory response, thereby delaying inflammatory damage to the kidneys.

Since the current research is not very in-depth and there is still a lot of controversy, fish oil may be helpful in the treatment of some IgA nephropathy.

5. Is it safe to take fish oil?

Most people (including our friends with kidney disease) have not found any obvious side effects when taking fish oil, and it is relatively safe. However, a few people may experience belching, fishy breath, or diarrhea. It is recommended to take fish oil with meals to reduce these side effects.

In addition, severe liver disease increases the risk of bleeding, and taking certain anticoagulant drugs (aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin, etc.) may also cause bleeding more easily. Do not take fish oil if you are allergic to fish or seafood. High doses of fish oil may affect Blood sugar is stable, and a small number of patients taking antihypertensive drugs may experience hypotension, etc.

6. I do not have IgA nephropathy, but other types of kidney disease. Can I take fish oil?

Based on current research and evidence from all aspects, fish oil has potential benefits in lowering triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein, lowering blood pressure, and protecting cardiovascular disease, and may be helpful for IgA nephropathy. For other friends with chronic kidney disease, there is currently no definite evidence to prove whether taking fish oil is helpful.

But if you are "not short of money", and you have refractory kidney disease, you have been taking the maximum tolerated dose of prici or sartan drugs for more than 3-6 months, and the 24-hour urine protein quantification still continues to exceed 1.0 grams. , then, Kidney First recommends trying fish oil.