There are several over the counter medications and remedies for health concerns and skin issues, but for men and women who seek a more natural remedy, flax seed oil has many benefits and uses.
At Vermont Facial Aesthetics in Reading, Vermont, we offer flax seed oil and other holistic alternatives for multiple uses. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carol Boerner and find out if incorporating flax seed oil into your daily routine can help alleviate your symptoms.
What is Flaxseed Oil?
Flaxseed is the seed from the Linum usitatissimum plant. When processed into oil, flaxseed has medicinal properties and can also be used as cooking oil and in margarine. The seeds are also commonly used as healthy additions to several foods and beverages.
What Does Flaxseed Oil Treat?
Dr.Carol discovered the link between rosacea, dry eye and flax seed oil when she was a practicing ophthalmologist. Just ask her to recount the story!
Flaxseed oil has many other medical uses and can help treat several health concerns, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- High cholesterol
- Vaginal infections
- Heart disease
- Skin roughness and irritations
- Dry Eye
While flaxseed oil can help alleviate symptoms, in some cases conventional therapies may still be necessary to treat the condition fully.
How Does Flaxseed Oil Work?
Flaxseed oil is a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, an essential fat that is renowned in the medical world for lowering cholesterol and making the body less susceptible to infections and reducing inflammation. For this reason, flaxseed oil is often used in treating inflammatory diseases like arthritis.
Is Flaxseed Oil Safe?
When dosed and used appropriately, flaxseed oil is well-tolerated by the body. Ingesting too much flaxseed oil can result in loose stools and diarrhea, and in some cases allergic reactions have occurred.
While studies of safe flaxseed oil use are ongoing, it is recommended that pregnant women, individuals who have bleeding disorders or who have surgery scheduled should not take flaxseed oil to prevent potentially serious complications.
Should I Take Flaxseed Oil?
Flaxseed oil is available in many forms but should be prescribed by a medical professional to maximize benefits and prevent overdosing. During your consultation with Dr. Boerner, factors such as your health, medical history, and the severity of your condition will be assessed to determine if flaxseed oil is appropriate for you.
As flaxseed oil can counteract other medications, it is important to take it with medical supervision and to discuss your complete medical history during your consultation. Results may vary depending on age and severity of the condition.
Contact Vermont Facial Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Boerner and find out if flaxseed oil can help alleviate your symptoms of ROSACEA and DRY EYE.