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Will eating sodium nitrite hurt the human body?

Will eating sodium nitrite hurt the human body?

Can cause cancer: It has been shown that such preservatives can cause stomach cancer as they are decomposed andvturnninto nitrites. Not in small amounts, but over a period of time. ...Read more

Nitrite (Definition)

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


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Do people naturally have any sodium nitrite in their bodies?

Do people naturally have any sodium nitrite in their bodies?

Consumed: We consume it all the time but we dont make it. It is a useful precursor to a variety of compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, dyes, and pesticides, but it is probably best known as a food additive to prevent botulism. It has been used to keep meat safe. ...Read more

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What does sodium do to the human body?

What does sodium do to the human body?

It's uses are many. : Everything from contributing to fluid balance to conducting electric impulses along nerves and muscles. ...Read more

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Does mild hot water with salt acts as detoxification for human body?

Does mild hot water with salt acts as detoxification for human body?

No: It does not. Gargling with it can clear out excess mucus and allergens from your throat but it won't detoxify your entire body. All of your cells are bathed in mildly hot salty water. ...Read more

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What are some effects of too much salt & not enough water on the human body in extreme heat?

What are some effects of too much salt & not enough water on the human body in extreme heat?

Thirst, confusion: The result of excess salt with inadequate water will be hypernatremia and low intravasculare volume. This will cause extreme thirst, mental status changes and low blood pressure. Unless reversed death will result. Heat will exacerbate this situation by adding to the water loss. ...Read more

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What causes nitrites in urine?

What causes nitrites in urine?

UTI: Nitrite is a marker on the dipstick that can indicated a uti. Many of the bacteria that cause a UTI create nitrite in the urinary tract and the specific reagent on the dipstick will show its presence. ...Read more

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What is a nitrite positive uti?

What is a nitrite positive uti?

It shows: That you have bacteria in your urine that can convert the nitrate normally there into nitrite, gram negative bacteria such as e.coli can do this if urine at least two hours' old in bladder ...Read more

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What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

Nitrite: A positive Urine Nitrite Test is indicative of bacteria in urine. Gram negative organisms like E.Coli are often picked up with this test. ...Read more

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I took a home UTI in it's positive for nitrite what should I do?

I took a home UTI in it's positive for nitrite what should I do?

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

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What is the effect of estrogen on plasma nitrite in a diabetic female?

What is the effect of estrogen on plasma nitrite in a diabetic female?

Nitrite: If your estrogen cycle is OK there should not be much effect nitrite. Are you feeling OK? If so relax a bit. If not see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Urine tests showing increased wbc/leukocytes without nitrites indicate?

Urine tests showing increased wbc/leukocytes without nitrites indicate?

See below: If the diet is lacking in nitrates, lack of nitrite in urine is meaningless. There may be infection with organisms that do not make nitrite, or the infection may be in the urethra. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Can you have a bacterial infection without nitrites showing up?

Can you have a bacterial infection without nitrites showing up?

Yes: We sometimes treat the infection and patient symptoms and not 'treating the lab results.'. ...Read more

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What is meaning of leu neg nitrite pod. And leuk pos nitrite neg urine dips?

What is meaning of  leu neg nitrite  pod. And leuk pos nitrite  neg urine dips?

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

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