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Doctor insights on: Uses Of Nitric Oxide

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What is nitric oxide used for?

What is nitric oxide used for?

Many uses: Nitric oxide functions as a signaling molecule (neurotransmitter) telling your body to make blood vessels relax and widen. Bodybuilders and athletes may use Nitric Oxide for blood flow, oxygen delivery, glucose uptake, muscle velocity, power output, and muscle growth. There are side effects associated with this supplement. Do your homework. How about balanced eating with whey protein. ...Read more

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Nitric Oxide (Definition)

A gas that can directly relax vascular smooth muscle. It is used in the critical care setting to treat pulmonary hypertension. This can be seen in premature neonates with bronchiopulmonary dysplasia or neonates with congenital heart disease. It may be used in adults with severe pulmonary ...Read more


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What are the benefits of nitric oxide use for women?

What are the benefits of nitric oxide use  for women?

Dilates arteries: Nitric oxide dilates arteries and improves the functioning of the lining of the blood vessels. It lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow to organs. Here's a link to some more information: http://www.Rd.Com/health/wellness/heart-disease-risk-factor-1-nitric-oxide/. ...Read more

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Is nitric oxide good for us?

Innate in our lungs: Nitric oxide is produced in the blood vessels of our lungs. It's valuable for appropriate vasodilation or dilating of the arteries when needed. Helps to prevent against pulmonary vascular disorders like pulmonary hypertension. Several disorders can disturb the NO activity in our bodies and this pathway has been a key drug therapeutic target. Do not confuse Nitric with nitrous oxide. ...Read more

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What benefits are there of taking a nitric oxide supplement?

What benefits are there of taking a nitric oxide supplement?

Probably none: I have seen conflicting studies. Many suggest that it is arginine which may be included as a supplement that releases a small amt of nitric oxide. Which may increase endurance. Seen other studies that say eating nitrates for breakfast may raise levels later in the day. ...Read more

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Are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide the safest sunblock?

Are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide the safest sunblock?

Least allergenic: These are generally the least allergenic sunblocks and are very effective uba/uvb blocks. ...Read more

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What are the uses of desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)?

What are the uses of desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)?

Diaper rash: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is used mainly for diaper rash, but it can also be used to coat skin areas to prevent chaffing. ...Read more

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Is nitric oxide and creatine is good for body?

Is nitric oxide and creatine is good for body?

They're okay: Creatine is well-established as an effective and apparently safe way to bulk your muscles faster as you do resistance training. Nitric oxide supplements may just be arginine, a common Amino Acid that you might enjoy taking better in the form of a nice steak. You are very smart to be working out and even smarter for staying off steroids -- every guy i know who's tried them has been sorry. ...Read more

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I've always heard inhaling nitrous oxide from whipped cream canisters kills brain cells, but isn't nitrous oxide used in dentistry?

I've always heard inhaling nitrous oxide from whipped cream canisters kills brain cells, but isn't nitrous oxide used in dentistry?

Yes, but safely.: Nitrous oxide is not the problem. It is the lack of oxygen that causes brain damage. When used in dentistry we never use 100% nitrous oxide, it is always mixed with oxygen. Where people get into trouble is breathing unregulated nitrous oxide on their own and depriving their brain of oxygen. They are suffocating themselves without realizing it. ...Read more

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How safe is nitric oxide?

How safe is nitric oxide?

Nitrous oxide?: I think you meant nitrous oxide. Long term exposure can cause vitamin B12 deficiency, neurologic consequences and reproductive side effects (in pregnant females). Fyi Nitric Oxide is a potent vasodilator. ...Read more

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Are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide safe when ingested?

Are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide safe when ingested?

Not particularly: Zinc oxide is not very toxic when you mistakenly eat it. Most of the harmful effects come from breathing in the gas form of zinc oxide at industrial sites in the chemical industry. However, it is not particularly good for you either. Titanium dioxide is present in many foods, such as cottage cheese and ice cream, purely to make them look better, but in very small quantities. ...Read more

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What is the role of nitric oxide (no) supplements in reducing hypertension and cardiovascular disease?

What is the role of nitric oxide (no) supplements in reducing hypertension and cardiovascular disease?

Vasodilator : Nitric oxide is a naturally occurring compound released by the healthy lining of blood vessels (endothelial cells). It acts both as a vasodilator and also prevents blood clots from forming. Nitric oxide (or its precursor l-argenine) supplements are not recommended as first-line treatment for HTN or cardiovascular disease. We don't have strong scientific evidence that it works. ...Read more

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Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Too ,long to answer: Here please discuss with yoru obgyn as i discuss with any of my pts in coral springs and boca raton who may need these medications during their pregnancy and or labor, the idea is to prevent premature labor rather than have to treat it and oxytocin is very safe if used and monitored , I use it frequently for induction and augmenation of labor and it has prevented many csections. ...Read more

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Will nitric oxide affect erections?

Will nitric oxide affect erections?

Yes: It is the main mechanism for erections. The ed drugs use the mechanism of increasing Nitric Oxide locally in the penis to enhance erections. ...Read more

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