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Sodium Nitrite Medication
Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (≥ 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator.Amyl nitrite can be ...Read more
I have a UTI high in leukocytes. What medications are used to treat this type of uti? I've only had 1 UTI high in nitrite
Culture: Your doctor can send a urine culture which can tell you which bacteria is responsible and which antibiotics it's susceptible to. He or she can even start treating you empirically first with something common, like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds until the culture results come back. If the bacteria is resistant, the antibiotic can be changed. Good luck! ...Read more
How could irritability(a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?
Dont understand ?: Most of the time, when a drug producing 'dysphoric' effects - effects not considered pleasant by most people - fewer people abuse that drug. However, many drugs produce irritability, including cocaine and amphetamines, but people still get enough benefit to continue to use them. People use nitrites mainly for sexual enhancement, and are willing to pay the price of some stimulation/irritability. ...Read more
Nitrite is an ion: Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (? 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator.Amyl nitrite can be used in heart ds. ...Read more
Uti: When both leucoyte and nitrites are positive then it is strongly indicative of uti. If only leucocyte is positive and nitrite negative, it can still be uti, but with organisms who doesnt convert to nitrite, low urine ph or early phase of uti. Vice versa also indicates UTI and if alone nitrite is pos it is still a strong predictor of uti. In all circumstances clinical signs and symptoms are imp. ...Read more
They're not ingested: but are inhaled nasally, but they are not recommended unless prescribed for you, generally for heart pain (angina). They cause low blood pressure and severe headache, fainting and, in some people, more serious problems. They are frequently used in gay sex for reduce rectal muscle tone and as an orgasmic "enhancer." They aren't good for you, particularly unprotected sex, hep B, HIV and STDs. ...Read more
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Talk to your doctor: The presence of nitrites just means there are bacteria in your urine that make that metabolite; it needs to be interpreted in the setting of symptoms and white blood cells in the urine, and if all are appropriate, needs antibiotics. All roads lead to discussion with the doctor. ...Read more
See below: If you do not have symptoms of uti, don't worry. ...Read more
What is the difference between MSG and nitrites? I noticed some deli meat says no MSG but does not say no nitrites. Does that mean it has nitrites?
additives. MSG =mono sodium glutamate, it is usually uses as a flavor enhancer, in Chinese foods. Nitrites are added as food preservative. Some foods are naturally high in nitrites, e.g. celery, so when the label says no nitrite added, it may still have nitrite in the form of celery juice.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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