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can cranberry supplements help an overactive bladder

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
In theory...: The idea is, there are elements in cranberry juice which make it difficult for bacteria to adhere to the urinary tract , thereby making it easier to c ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Can: Cranberry juice (100%) or supplements can help with UTI. They act by knocking the bacteria off the cell wall.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/not: It can certainly help reduce intensity in most but it does not actually kill the germs. I wouldn't use it to avoid a doctor visit/culture/antibiotics ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vera Barnard
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See your GP: If you have been on Visane, you most probably have endometriosis? If so, it may take a while for your menstrual cycle to regulate after taking hormone ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
14 years experience Fertility Medicine
No good evidence.: Recent research shows that cranberry juice and or supplements probably have no clear benefits in treating or preventing urinary tract infections.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
EtOH = diuretic: Since alcohal is a diuretic and accelerates urine production, it is logical that you should avoid alcohal if you have an "overactive" bladder. Plus, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Louie
18 years experience Urology
Yes: You can either avoid alcohol for about a month, drink plenty of water, and perhaps your bladder will regain its lining. Medication: OTC urinary bladde ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Doesn't really: While drinking water is good for your kidneys and overall health, it has no particular effect on an overactive bladder other than exaggerating bladder ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Treat UTI if present: Exclude caffeine from diet. Try prelief to alkalinize urine. See your dr. For prescription for an anticholinergic medication such as oxybutinin er, de ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience Urology
Possibly: The more important issue is that the same symptoms associated with oab (overactive bladder), could be caused by other more ominous problems, such as i ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes.: This can usually be helped. If your gynecologist or urologist cannot help you after several visits, consider seeking the help of a BOARD-CERTIFIED URO ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Same as urge leakage: Overactive bladder is prelude to urge incontinence. As such your doctor can offer you any number of antimuscarinics such as oxybutynin. However, they' ... Read More

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