The use of such a biological additive as fish oil has long been known.It contains polyunsaturated fatty acids( omega-3 and omega-6), which are very effective in the treatment and prevention of various diseases, as well as vitamins A and D. All this makes this drug unique in its composition.
Recently, more often in different sources there are such information that this supplement is not recommended for gastritis.But this issue is controversial.Until now, there is no reliable information that this additive is capable of harming the body.On the contrary, fish oil has such useful properties that are required for an organism weakened by gastritis:
- The drug has anti-stress properties and is an excellent antidepressant;
- Helps the body to restore vital energy;
- Fish oil contributes to reducing pain in the stomach, characteristic of gastritis, due to the ability to envelop its inner surface;
- Is a good anti-inflammatory agent;
- Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the development of malignant tumors.
Harm of fish oil with gastritis
Still, in statements that this drug is contraindicated in inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract there is a share of truth.It consists in the fact that this pathology of the stomach has several forms of development, one of which is erosive.In this case, the use of this additive is prohibited.
It's all about the fact that fish oil has a very good property for many diseases to dilute the blood and reduce its clotting.But in the case when it comes to the erosive form of gastritis, it is not only harmful, but even dangerous for the patient.
The negative effect of this biological additive on ulcerous defects on the mucosa lies in the fact that at the time when they bleed( and with this disease it happens almost always), low blood clotting does not stop the gastric bleeding that begins.
The result of this is that erosion will begin to grow.In addition, the patient faces anemia and general deterioration of the body.Therefore, in any case, people suffering from gastritis, to take such a useful from all sides biologically active supplement as cod liver oil should only after consulting a doctor.
As a result of the diagnostic tests carried out by the specialist, the form of the disease will be revealed, as well as the tendency of the mucosa to form erosions on it.