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Are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo. Gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more
Depends: If you are prescribed them for angina pectoris (cardiac chest pain) by a doctor who knows your history, and you use them correctly, they are quite safe, although they can cause headache, low blood pressure, fainting and other problems. If you are using it "recreationally, " esp for sex, that is a whole other ballgame, and it is NOT safe. Heavy use can result in methemoglobinemia which can be lethal ...Read more
UTI: Bacteria in urine may convert the non-ionic endogenous nitrates enzymatically to nitrites and when detected may suggest presence of uti. The most commonly detected bacteria responsible for this are gram-negative bacilli, but other organisms may also do this. Because of the large numbers of false negative and positive findings this is not a particularly effective diagnostic test. ...Read more
Nitrates or nitrites: Nitrates can be normal in urine and often the result of protein metabolism. Nitrites can indicate infection. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see doctor for more help. ...Read more
Severe Interaction: This combination phosphodiesterase inhibitor (pde5) + nitrate has been shown to cause a drastic drop in blood pressure (hypotension) a medical emergence that can result to death. Really deaths have been reported with this combination. Pde5 (some drugs in this class include viagra, (sildenafil) cialis, levitra). ...Read more
11-35: Ammonia levels can be checked in serum (blood)and can be elevated in patients with chronic liver disease with cirrhosis. As with most lab tests, the cut offs for what is normal and what is elevated can vary slightly. At my institution, normal range is 11 to 35 mcmol per liter. ...Read more
I ran a UA on myself following proper procedure. I am positive nitrates, +1mg uro, +15mg pro, and +5mg ket. Should I be concerned?
I have been on antibiotics since November. Now Leu is high but nitrates are ok. I feel ok. Does that mean continuous antibiotics?
Impossible to say: Without knowing the reason you're on antibiotics, and which medication you're taking, it's difficult to impossible to say whether or not you'll need longer term continuous antibiotics. ...Read more
I tested my urine and I have a very high level of nitrates in my urine but negative for protien. I am experiencing lower left sided pain in my back.?
They were giving free lunch at the calling center im training at today, we had hotdogs and I got a headache after, is that why? What foods have nitrate
Good question: There has been considerable human epidemiological data pertaining to the consumption of (nitrite-containing) cured meats and hot dogs during pregnancy and the risk for childhood brain cancer. The associations of maternal consumption of cured meat with risk of childhood brain tumors were quite consistent across studies, particularly for hot dog consumption. ...Read more
Very Dangerous: Nitrate medications (nitroglycerin, isosorbide, dilatrate, isordil) for treatment of high blood pressure and/or chest pain make it unsafe to take tadalfil or any other pde5i medication (viagra, cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn). If you have even a possible need to use a nitrate medication, you should not have or take these drugs. The result can be a catastrophic drop in blood pressure that can be fatal. ...Read more
Tests: This test is used to measure the metabolism of nitrogen containing substances in the urine by bacteria which may be causing infection. It is generally a worthless test with numerous false positive values and some false negative values. Tests, taken by themselves, out of the context of clinical signs and symptoms, seldom are of any value and can be confusing. ...Read more
Can't move bowls for 8-9 days at a time. What could this be? Last time I had to drink the nitrate stuff in order to go I have no urges.
Constipation: 8-9 days without bm and urge, is abnormal. The intestinal muscles with nerves seem to be not functioning. There are many causes. Your doctor needs good dietary, personal, surgical, medical, psychiatric & accidental history the work up for ms, cancer, ibs, parkinson's, hypothyroidism has to be done. Please see gastroenterologist who will sort out these things. Go to er to get relief first. ...Read more
If you have to ask -: Nitrates - typically found in higher concentration in some drinking water and in cured meat products such as hot dogs and sausage - and not to be confused with nitro-related medications - are a health risk. And so definitely not recommended in pregnancy. Eat a wide variety of foods while pregnant including lots of fruits and vegetables - and keep on eating that way even when you're not pregnant! ...Read more