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why do women drink cranberry juice

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
What's the ?: Soda is not good for you. Besides the fructose you will likely be belching more from the gas. It is unusual for a person to be allergic to more than ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
GI upset: Large amounts of cranberry juice can cause GI upset. Limit or avoid use with warfarin.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
47 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Ensure has nearly all requirements for survival.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Cranberry juice is fine.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: Just increase water and fiber intake.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely: There is nothing unhealthy during pregnancy related to the consumption of grapefruit juice.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Plums are a healthy food you can eat during pregnancy. Prune juice is made from specific european plums. However, plum juice can have a higher sugar c ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
It is supposed ...: To acidify the urine, which theoretically kills or prevents bacterial growth in the urine. Most studies show this really doesn't work. The urine is n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Royal
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES and NO: As an additive for weight loss, commercial cranberry juice has high sugar. However, if one drank an 8 oz glass of cranberry juice 3 x daily then one w ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Differ: Can help some with constipation
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
It is safe: to drink cranberry juice and eat cranberries during pregnancy. Cranberry juice provides pregnant women with an easy way to obtain adequate vitamin C, ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: No harm.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
None: Cranberry juice does not get rid of UTI (rx bacterial infection of bladder), but may be helpful to prevent UTI (has hippuric acid, keeps bacteria from ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Struyk
20 years experience Anesthesiology
Water: The more water you drink, the more you'll urinate. It is possible to drink too much water, so use common sense.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Noni juice: 33 F asks Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones? ANS: most likely. But unless you need to spend money on juices that don't seem to h ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Castaño
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No magic amount: There's no agreement on an ideal quantity. In general, increasing fluid intake is a good idea. Try to stick to unsweetened juices to minimize unwant ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Healthy: It can be quite healthful (kefir or kombucha).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
Yes: Because cranberry juice causes the urine to become acidic, certain bacteria can't grow in urine that is acidic and it can help eliminate an infection.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
D-Mannose better: The component in cranberry juice that prevents 90% of uti's is d-mannose. Taking d-mannose is a more efficient way to prevent uti's. 1/2 tsp 1-2x/day ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Of course they can and their internal regulation of metabolism and digestion will keep the mother and the developing baby from harm. But there are no ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: No. Cranberry juice will acidify urine, but this may only reduce the risk of uti, and even then you would have to drink so much cranberry juice that ... Read More

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