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Recurrent UTIs for 20 years, take cranberry capsules. Any suggestions? Thanks

Recurrent UTIs for 20 years, take cranberry capsules. Any suggestions?  Thanks

Avoid junk food: and sugar. UNSWEETENED fruit juices are fine. Here's a link to help your diet and UTIs http://www.livestrong.com/article/236431-diet-to-prevent-uti/ Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my blatter are below my belly button, going to the bathroom frequently. I have been taking cranberry capsules, tried Azo standard, someone even have me try penacillan.I have no insurance so i havn't been to the dr...I have a fri

I have been having pain in my blatter are below my belly button, going to the bathroom frequently. I have been taking cranberry capsules, tried Azo standard, someone even have me try penacillan.I have no insurance so i havn't been to the dr...I have a fri

Assume : Assume that when you refer to going to the bathroom often, that you are referring to having bowel movements. Trying antibiotics that belong to others is not a good solution. I don't know the cause of your symptoms or if you have crohn's disease. The main symptoms of crohn's disease include abdominal pain that is crampy, pain with bowel movements, liquid diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight loss. Additionally there can be fever and fatigue. You could also experience constipation, bleeding from the rectum, blood in bowel movements and tracts through the skin near the rectum which can drain pus or stool. Severe abdominal pain should be evaluated quickly. ...Read more

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Could cranberry pills/capsules/tablets help uti's ?

Cranberry pills: More likely to assist with prevention than treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cranberry pills/capsules/tablets to help treat uti's?

Is it possible for cranberry pills/capsules/tablets to help treat uti's?

Some women feel that: cranberry supplements are helpful. Unfortunately, scientific research including randomized trials does not show that cranberry products reduce the risk of UIT's. ...Read more

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What is valupak cranberry tablets uses

What is valupak cranberry tablets uses

UTI prevention: Cranberries in general are great for preventing uti's and also help promote good kidney function. Although generally safe you should consult with your dr. If you are on blood thinners or run the risk of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can i eat cranberries and strawberries together?

Yes: In fact, there are many recipes out there that use this combination. May i ask why you are concerned? ...Read more

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Are cranberries alkaline?

Cranberries: Cranberries are not alkaline, they are quite acidic. Go to this link for more information: http://www.Alkaline-alkaline.Com/ph_food_chart.Html. ...Read more

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Why cranberries are good for kidney?

Why cranberries are good for kidney?

Well,: There is some science behind the claims that cranberries can protect against urinary tract infections, especially in women who are prone to getting utis. Yet the benefit for other groups of people isn't as clear. Plus, there are no real recommendations on how much cranberry juice you'd need to drink to get any protection against utis. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of eating cranberries?

What are the health benefits of eating cranberries?

Agree w Dr. Bonue: It may be best known for helping to stave off urinary tract infections. See: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=145 ...Read more

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A 9 year old can take a pill of natural cranberry?

A 9 year old can  take a pill of natural cranberry?

Why take cranberry?: Before giving a 9 year old a pill of "natural cranberry", i would want to know what you are attempting to treat with it. If it just a supplement that is one thing, but i would be concerned if you were trying to treat a medical problem with it. ...Read more

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Is cranberries good for hypothyroid?

Is cranberries good for hypothyroid?

Wont make a differen: the key to treating hypothyroidism is to take your thyroid hormone pills regularly without missing any doses. hypothyroidism means your body cant make enough hormone and you need to take thyroid hormone replacement. Missing thyroid pills often leads to under replacement. Bottom line is take your thyroid pills regularly and you should be ok. ...Read more

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Can cranberries help with constipation?

Can cranberries help with constipation?

Constipation: Cranberries would give fiber, which usually helps with constipation as long as there is adequate hydration. ...Read more

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Can I take cranberry pills with celexa (citalopram) ?

Can I take cranberry pills with celexa (citalopram) ?

Cranberry+celexa: Yes you can, there is no contraindication to take them together. ...Read more

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