|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
Is it safe to take Omega 3 capsules, rich in fish oils, if you have a propensity to gout?
Medics advise eating Omega-3 fatty acids 3 times a week to protect your heart & also possibly to prevent or slow down dementia, & to lower inflammation & joint pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, among other things.Omega 3 is found in oily fish - herring, mackerel, salmon, tuna, sardines & anchovies which are high in purines, causing the body to produce a build-up of uric acid as a waste product.This may cause Gout, a type of arthritis causing tenderness & swelling of joints, especially the big toe.Should you therefore avoid Omega-3 in pill form although it is said to reduce inflammation?
Gout is a funny thing. Some people with gout can eat seafood and some people can't. I cannot eat shellfish without a major attack, but cod and salmon do not seem to bring on an attack.
You need to figure out what you are eating that causes a gout attack and then stop eating that thing. It's hard, but once you figure it out, it's much easier to control gout attacks.
Make sure you are getting enough potassium, vitamin C, and zinc.
I take CoQ10 supplements instead of omega3 or fish oils.
So are we saying that one should not take Omega 3 if one has a propensity to gout?
At the time when I had gout for about 10 days, a year ago, I was regularly eating dark green vegetables, asparagus, lots of oily fish and shell fish. I was specifically eating these things after medical guidance to assist with other health problems. After the flare-up, I cut them all out of my diet. I do now eat all these things, but in very moderate quantities on an irregular basis. This seems to have done the trick (fingies crossed) and I haven't had a further outbreak of gout. Indeed, I have only had gout twice, once about 20 years ago, and once last year. People say it can be caused by drinking wine regularly as well, but I am not a wine drinker, so it must have been caused by so-called "rich" food.
by Paula6 months ago
What exactly does Omega 3 Fish Oil, do for your body?People take omega 3 vitamins/fish oil pills everyday now with their multi vitamin supplements. Or a lot of people do anyway. Is there any...
by InfoFinder6 years ago
In terms of a healthy diet, what are the best fish to eat?
by ahmed.b5 years ago
Do you think that Omega 3 or fish oil pills have healthy effect on our body?Are these worthy to be purchased and used. Some companies who sells these Omega 3 and fish oil tablets say that these are very useful for...
by Jackie Lynnley3 years ago
Which is best; cod liver or fish oil, do you think, as an Omega 3 to benefit our body's?I have read cod liver oil may be better and I now take fish oil and have for years and I can tell a difference if I happen to miss...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.