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Use of baby aspirin vs. fish oil for blood thinning. What

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Use of baby aspirin vs. fish oil for blood thinning. What is best and what are the best dosages.
And, is krill oil recommended over fish oil?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  tazechip replied 6 years ago.
Actually, you're taking a good mix here. Krill oil or other sources of Omega 3 fatty acids are all effecient for prophylaxis of cardiac disease. Since aspirin and Omega 3 work in slightly different ways, one wouln't recommend one over the other, unless there were a contraindication to on, as in gastritis or peptic ulcer disease being a contraindication to aspirin.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I had a mild case of ischemic colitis, confirmed by a colonoscopy, three years ago. Is the baby aspirin not recommended in this case. Does this fall into the category of gastric problems?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I was just looking for the second answer from Dr. Chip or any other expert.
Expert:  tazechip replied 6 years ago.
Not if the ischemic colitis has fully resolved and there's no residual bleeding.