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why is cranberry juice good for your kidneys

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Helps uti: The acidification of urine acts as a preventive for recurrent urinary tract infections. Use cranberry juice not blend which contains sugar. Another UT ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Dosani
20 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI : It is sometimes considered in the setting of recurrent uti. Though its efficacy is not proven in clinical studies.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Cranberry OK.: It has some mild benefit in preventing urinary tract infection. Since you are a male it is probably a wast of your time and money in addition to being ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: I do not routinely suggest cranberry juice to reduce the incidence of recurrent urinary problems. Although there are plausible biological mechanisms f ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Urinary health: It has vitamins and some material that is useful in preventing urinary infections. Do not over do it as it has lots of sugar in it.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Gatorade Myths: Nope. If it were it would not be available on the market for purchase.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Can be: Has lots of vitamin c - which is a good thing - the acidity can help reduce frequency of urinary tract infections - but lots of cranberry juices have ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Antibiotics: If doing all of the above fails, then antibiotics are warranted to prevent the infection from getting worse and spreading to the kidneys or blood stre ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Neutral: Not particularly. There is a lot of advertising with suggestions that calcium or potassium supplementation is heart healthy but be wary of the ad-men ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Cranberry juice: Pure cranberry juice has many health benefits but is quite bitter and difficult to tolerate if not mixed with another juice. Unfortunately, most blen ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Nopalina: Flax seed is not controlled by the FDA therefore - no reliable clinical trial data or interactions http://nccam.nih.gov/health/flaxseed/ataglance.Htm
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Cystitis/ UTI: Cystitis is part of the UTI family and cranberry juice has been shown to prevent the adhesion of bacteria to bladder membranes and doing so decreases ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It has no value for cramps, GI or menstrual.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Grapefruit juice: Contains vitamin c which is beneficial for the complexion. Caution must be taken, however, if you take any medications as grapefruit juice can cause s ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A glass a day.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Bad idea: You're planning to ingest nothing but lemon juice, maple syrup and cheyanne pepper for two weeks, right? The famous actress who did this lost weight, ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hydration: Good Hydration is healthy for all organs. But, specifically hydration is more about the kidneys than the liver.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Sure: Sure -- especially your bladder, enjoy!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
51 years experience Addiction Medicine
Possibly: Apple juice is a reasonable liquid to take as part of a regular program to maintain hydration. However, there is nothing special in apple juice know ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No : There's no data on cranberry pomegranate juice effects for kidney disease. In fact, in late stage kidney disease, it can be harmful. If you have diabe ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Harrington
14 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes in people at risk, quinine can cause kidney problems. Chronic high doses can decrease the flow through the kidneys and cause damage, which can be ... Read More
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