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Can cranberry juice cure gonorrhea?

Can cranberry juice cure gonorrhea?

Of course, not...: Cranberry is not an antibiotics, but it contains an ingredient that may suppress common UTI-related bacteria - yet too little to be effective. Lately, a company has specially processed to manufacture its concentrated formula; however, the real benefit of such product remains to be seen. So, don't use it for gonorrhea. ...Read more

Cranberry Juice (Definition)

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been used as both a food and a medicine for centuries. It is native to North America and was used by Native Americans to treat bladder and kidney diseases. Early settlers from England learned to use the berry both raw and cooked for many ailments, including appetite loss, stomach problems, blood disorders, and scurvy, caused by not getting enough vitamin C. Cranberry is best known for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), commonly caused by bacteria known as Escherichia coli (E. coli). At first, scientists thought cranberry worked by making urine acidic enough to kill the bacteria. Now, studies show that cranberry actually prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. Strong scientific studies support using cranberry, either in capsules or as juice, for preventing -- though ...Read more


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Will low calorie cranberry juice work as well as regular cranberry juice to help prevent/treat recurrent urinary tract infections?

Will low calorie cranberry juice work as well as regular cranberry juice to help prevent/treat recurrent urinary tract infections?

About cranberry: Cranberry juice and extract is able to decrease urine infections with e.Coli bacteria b/c it interferes with the bacteria's mechanism for sticking to the bladder wall and 'climbing' up into the urinary tract. There are many other bacteria that cause urine infection, however, and cranberry has no effect on them. Without a urine culture, you will not know which type of bacteria are causing uti. ...Read more

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I have drank cranberry juice to help treat a UTI but it seems to make the pain worse when I go to urinate, is this normal? I think I have a UTI cause the symptoms seem to be the same as last time but I know it could be a yeast infection which I have never

I have drank cranberry juice to help treat a UTI but it seems to make the pain worse when I go to urinate, is this normal? I think I have a UTI cause the symptoms seem to be the same as last time but I know it could be a yeast infection which I have never

You: You need to see your doctor. Even though some studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections, once you have the infection, you need to be treated with antibiotics. If you are having worsening pain, it may not only be a worsening infection, but it is also important to rule out kidney diseases such as a stone or nephritis or another type of infection such as a yeast infection or sexually transmitted disease. These may need other treatments besides antibiotics or different antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice healthy for the body?

Is cranberry juice healthy for the body?

Yes: Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Does cranberry juice give diarreah?

MOST JUICES CAN: Loosen you up, some will bind you up. ...Read more

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Could cranberry juice cause a uti?

Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice can prevent utis by interfering with the ability of bacterial to stick to the bladder walls. ...Read more

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Why cranberry juice is use for uti?

Why cranberry juice is use for uti?

See below.: Cranberry juice is commonly used as there is a plausible weak benefit as an anti infective. However, there is no study that clearly demonstrates this effect. There is little downside to taking it other than weight gain and possible increase in reflux irritation. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good for cramps?

Is cranberry juice good for cramps?

Not aware that it is: Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Is drinking too much cranberry juice bad?

Is drinking too much cranberry juice bad?

Cranberry juice: Large amounts of cranberry juice can cause GI upset. Limit or avoid use with warfarin. It also contains sugar. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good for constipation?

Is cranberry juice good for constipation?

A little: Cranberry juice has sugar, which can help a little the way any juice can. Plus staying well hydrated is important. In regards to it's laxative power, not really. Cranberries themselves offer fiber the same way other berries do, and that is substantiative. However, juices have little fiber and aid little as a laxative. ...Read more

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Is it true that cranberry juice is good for the kidneys?

Is it true that cranberry juice is good for the kidneys?

Uncertain: Native Americans used Cranberries for bladder & renal conditions. Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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If you have a case of BV is it cured by yogurt and cranberry juice?

No: Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. Yogurt has been used in folk medicine for yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can a 9 month old baby drink cranberry juice?

Yes: I suppose it is no worse than most juices. I don't specifically like juices in childhood as it offers too much sugar /sweet at a time their brain is forming their likes & dislikes. I'd rather have a slim kid who avoided sweets than an obese one that couldn't get through a meal without a sweet treat. ...Read more

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Help please! Could cranberry juice cause ulcer?

No evidence for this: Recent studies show that cranberry ingestion can increase Bifidobacteria in GI tract & help to maintain other healthy bacteria. ...Read more

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How many carbs are in a glass of cranberry juice?

Cranberry juice: Plain cranberry juice - about 137 calories. But read the label to find out for the type of juice you are drinking. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice really good for UTI or cystitis?

Is cranberry juice really good for UTI or cystitis?

As a preventative: Cranberry juice does not cure utis or cystitis. Is a fairly good preventative because it contains a chemical which makes it much more difficult for bacteria to adhere to the bladder lining and thus cause a uti. ...Read more

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How are cranberry juice and urinary infections linked?

How are cranberry juice and urinary infections linked?

Cranberry juice: It can alter the molecular structure on the bacteria, which prevents them from adhering to the surface of the bladder & urinary tract. It also changes the ph of the bladder making it more acidic. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice or colloidal silver help for a uti?

Don't treat UTIs: Cranberry juice contains proanthocyanidins which interfere with bacteria adhering to bladder wall & thus are useful preventative for utis. Acidity of c juice can help to treat utis but is no sustitute for antibiotics. Colloidal silver has no known function in the body & fda have ruled as neither safe or effective for anything in the body & not for otc sale. Now cosidered a "misbranded" product. ...Read more

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Why do they tell you to drink cranberry juice for a UTI?

Why do they tell you to drink cranberry juice for a UTI?

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 not acidic enough to do any good. You are better off drinking plenty of water, which helps flush bacteria from the bladder. If symptoms persist more than 2-3 days, see your doctor to get checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is taking cranberries or cranberry juice help with nausea?

Not best: Ginger can be used to good effect although recent studies show that cranberry ingestion over time can increase Bifidobacteria in GI tract & help to maintain other healthy bacteria. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean out my arteries?

Can drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean out my arteries?

Intriguing research: Cranberry juice is rich in d-mannose which can treat/prevent urinary infections. New research shows the antioxidants in it can improve arterial dilation & may help arteries be less stiff. It looks like cranberry juice can prevent arteriosclerosis but it is not yet clear if it "cleans out" arteries- more research is needed- but it may reduce calcium deposits. See my comment for links to more info. ...Read more

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Is it true you cannot drink cranberry juice while pregnant?

Is it true you cannot drink cranberry juice while pregnant?

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, and stay hydrated while minimizing potentially serious health problems. Excessive amounts can cause upset stomach or diarrhea. Pregnant women might suffer these side effects at lower doses. The amount should be limited if these side effects occur. ...Read more

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Is there anything besides cranberry juice to drink with a uti?

Hydrate w water.: Cranberry juice may help with prevention - not treatment. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. ...Read more

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How does cranberry juice help in the case of urinary infections?

Possible prevention: - not treatment. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. ...Read more

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Can drinking cranberry juice really help with cystitis irritation?

No: Can make cystitis irritation worse. Cranberry juice is only of use in preventing cystitis as it interferes with bacteria adhering to bladder lining. Acidity of cranberry juice can be quite irritating to the bladder. ...Read more

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Is Cranberry Juice safe to drink while taking Zantac (ranitidine)?

Is Cranberry Juice safe to drink while taking Zantac (ranitidine)?

Appears safe: There are no reported incidents published in pubmed regarding the use of Zantac (ranitidine) and cranberry use, a pharmacist may however be able to better answer this question for you as they are more familiar with drug interactions and pharmacokinetics. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more