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Omega Fatty Acids

Omega fatty acids are a type of essential fat that one must get from their diet. Its common types are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are used to produce eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are important signaling molecules. The common food sources include fatty fish, flax seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, etc.

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Is fish oil beneficial for managing knee pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing persistent knee pain recently and have heard about the potential benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish oil, for joint health. However, I am uncertain about whether the cost justifies the potential benefits or if there are superior dietar...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Premkumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Yes, fish oil contains omega 3 which generally helps in reducing inflammation, which helps to manage joint pain. It is a good supplement, but it is not going to cure the issue or reduce the pain long-term. The better suggestion to dea...  Read Full »

My 3-year-old child avoids eating regular food. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,My 3-year-old child avoids eating meat and regular foods, limiting intake to plain rice and pasta after discontinuing formula consumption. Despite being active in sports and showing no psychological disorders, the child prefers sweet yogurts and treats over regular meals. Previous histo...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Firstly, I commend your patience and efforts in dealing with the situation. It is common for toddlers and kids to fluctuate in their food preferences or avoid certain foods for various reasons, such as mouth irritation fr...  Read Full »

Please check my reports and suggest how to normalize them.

Query: Hi doctor,Kindly check my reports. A few tests show some varied results. So, kindly give me suggestions to make them normal again.  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your tests can return to normal just by dietary and lifestyle modifications. I have a few suggestions for you- 1. You need to avoid saturated fats such as fr...  Read Full »

I consumed non-refrigerated fish oil. Will it harm my fetus?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 22 weeks pregnant and has been taking fish oil in liquid form for the last 4-5 weeks. We have just noticed that the bottle says it should be refrigerated after opening but unfortunately we have not kept the bottle refrigerated the entire time and now we are concerned. Can you p...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us about your wife and baby health care. I have gone through your history and understood your concerns. It is true that liquid fish oil should always be put in refrigerator after opening the bottle because it gets oxidized very soon on room temperatur...  Read Full »

How are dry eyes treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I spend nine hours daily in front of a computer for the last five years. I have developed dry eye problem before two years and consulted a doctor. The doctor suggested Omega 369 tablets (Fultos 369) for 15 days and an eye drop (Softdrops) daily. The dry eye problem cured after taking tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all complete the duration of treatment with Osmega capsule (Omega-3 fatty acid) for three months continuously on once a day basis. Eye drop that you are using is a lubricant eye drop, which you can use it as long. Lubricant eye drops as such have no side eff...  Read Full »

What causes meibomian gland dropout?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing this as I am worried about meibomian gland dropout. I took a test before five months and I had a few glands dropped out. I had a flow procedure as I understand this is similar to PRK to correct my vision and after that I got dry eyes and MGD. However, I took a test today a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not worry. It is not the number, but also the working condition of meibomian glands that really matters. Meibomian glands secrete oils, which prevents tear film from evaporation. Tear film break-up time (TFBUT) and Schirmer's test values are normal in both ...  Read Full »

Do I have to worry about the white lines on my inner cheek?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some white lines on my cheeks and would like to ask your opinion. Is biopsy required? My first dentist thought it was a pre-cancerous spot, but I went for a second opinion, and the doctor said it was nothing. So now I am confused. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you have enclosed. I am a maxillofacial surgeon too. I do not think a biopsy would be required based on what pictures you have uploaded. The lines seem quite faint o...  Read Full »

Can Benzoyl peroxide be used for a longer time for acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from acne for five years. I took Accutane for two months and stopped it recently due to side effects. My acne again started to come back after a month. Now, I am following a diet with no sugar or fast food and fewer dairy products. Also, I am using Benzoyl peroxide face was...  Read Full »

Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can use Benzoyl peroxide continuously unless you experience any side effects like itching, rash, or skin dryness. However, if you become pregnant or plan to conceive, it's advised to discontinue its use immediately. While it doesn't affect fertility, it can have an i...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to avoid both saturated and unsaturated fats in NAFLD patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is suffering from NAFLD. Is she supposed to avoid both saturated fats and unsaturated fats? Can she eat nuts like cashew and groundnut?  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dear, she may take unsaturated fats like omega-3 fatty acids or fish oils or cod liver oil, etc. Avoid spicy food and saturated fats. Vitamin E and Vitamin C are useful to reduce fat in the liver. Use tablet Pantoprazole before breakfast for one week in case of acidi...  Read Full »

What should a fatty liver grade 3 patient eat and drink?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with fatty liver grade 3, so my doctor told me to correlate clinically. My SGPT and SGOT levels are normal and within limits. So, the doctor, after doing a physical examination, said that there is no need of fibroscan. He told me to eat everything but exercise a l...  Read Full »

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Fatty liver is a condition in which, an excess of fat deposits in the liver, due to either excess fat content in diet or abnormal fat metabolism in the liver. Reduction of fat content, not only reduces the fat level in blood but ...  Read Full »

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