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Is Fish Oil Beneficial for Kidney Disease Patients

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Is Fish Oil Beneficial for Kidney Disease Patients

Fish oil is a type of oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. It is thought to be nutritional and healthy due to its many healthy benefits. However, for kidney disease patients, is it still good and safe? Here we will analyze its overall nutritions for you.

Healthy benefits of fish oil

Most of the health benefits of fish oil can be attributed to the presence of omega-3 essential fatty acids like Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) which are known to reduce inflammation in the body and have other health benefits. this supplements often contain a small amount of vitamin E to prevent spoilage. They might also combine with calcium, iron and vitamin A, B, C and D, which can provide energy and nutritions for our body.

Its benefits for kidney disease patients

Lower high blood pressure

The omega-3 fatty acids are proven to be able to expand blood vessels, improve blood circulation and bring blood pressure down.

Alleviate swelling

Additionally, eating it in moderation can also help relieve pain and swelling.

Lower high cholesterol

Fish oil can lower high cholesterol by keeping it from being absorbed in the intestine. And consuming vitamin B12 along with fish oil can also lower cholesterol.

Besides,it is sometimes used after heart or kidney transplant to prevent infections. Preventing thrombosis is also one of its leading functions. Even though fish oil has so many benefits, it does not mean that all kidney disease patients can consume it freely, because a high dosage of fish oil can cause side effects including bleeding, bad breath, heartburn, nausea, rash and nosebleeds. And taking 3 grams per day is recommended to you. Furthermore, taking supplements with meals or freezing them can often decrease these side effects.

A healthy diet plays an important role in recovery of kidney disease, if you are a kidney disease patient and want to know more information about your diet, please contact with our Online Doctors or leave message below, and we will try our best to you.

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