For Heart Event Survivors

Talking To Your Doctor About Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements

If you've talked with your doctor about ways to be proactive about your heart health, you may want to consider asking about heart health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil supplements. Below is a handy list of questions to bring with you to your next appointment.

  • How do I know if I'm getting enough omega-3s, or essential fatty acids?
  • How should I get omega-3s, from food or supplements?
  • What is the recommended dosage of fish oil? Is it influenced by my age, gender, or heart health status?
  • What is the recommended amount of EPA and DHA I should look for in a fish oil supplement?
  • Will taking an omega-3 fish oil supplement interfere with my current medications?
  • Can I take an omega-3 fish oil supplement while on an aspirin regimen?
  • How should I store my omega-3 supplement? Does it need to be refrigerated?
  • What other steps can I take to support my heart health?

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