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Omega-3 supplementation could attenuate contact lens discomfort

The use of contact lenses is very common and has improved the quality of life of many people (not only by correcting vision but also by providing better appearance and less restriction in activities). However, contact lenses can cause disappointing complications (the term used for this is “contact lens discomfort”): episodic or persistent adverse ocular sensations related to lens wear (either with or without visual disturbance) that occur after the […]

 
 
 
 

The potential of resolvins in the prevention and treatment of periodontitis

Inflammation is the manifestation of the effects of diverse mechanisms that start up in response to an injury, with the objective to restore the normal tissue structure and function. When some of these mechanisms exceed their actions in time, inflammation does not end (although it continues in a less obvious manner and then receives the name of chronic inflammation) and the results are harmful to tissue structure and function. There […]

 
 
 
 

Recommended intake of EPA and DHA

Lipids (fats) are indispensable elements in the diet, both for the provision of energy and for the supply of essential fatty acids. Fatty acids are the simplest lipids, they are components of other more complex lipids. Within the group of unsaturated fatty acids (which are healthier than saturated fatty acids), the omega-3 and omega-6 families are of relevance (EPA and DHA belong to the omega-3 family, while ARA is an […]

 
 
 
 

Potential benefits of omega-3 in ocular hypertension and glaucoma

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a disorder where eye pressure damages the optic nerve, causing vision loss. What is ocular hypertension? In people with ocular hypertension, the pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure) is higher than normal, because the front of the eye does not drain fluid properly (this causes eye pressure to build up). What is the relationship between ocular hypertension and glaucoma? Ocular hypertension can cause glaucoma. High […]

 
 
 
 

Resolvins, inflammation and pain

Chronic inflammation plays a key role in the origin of numerous health disorders: local acute inflammation happens as a protective mechanism in response to injuries or infections and involves mechanisms targeted to its resolution (to its end) and the wound healing process, but if these mechanisms are impaired, chronic inflammation occurs. While acute inflammation is a necessary response of the immune system to fight against infection and to repair tissues, […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 could improve oral mucositis

Oral mucositis, probably the most common complication of cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy and radiotherapy, usually manifests as redness, inflammation, or even ulcers (in 40% to 80% of cases). Oral mucositis has a great impact on quality of life and daily routines, because it can disturb oral functions such as swallowing, eating, drinking, and talking, due to pain, infections (due to open sores in the mucosa), and bleeding. It is therefore […]