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Doctor insights on: Cranberry Juice Potassium Content

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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

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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Could cranberry juice cause a uti?

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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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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Hi last week I have been suffered from itching and burning sensation in the vagina and frequent urge to urinate I then drank lot of water and cranberry juice and got relieved from the above discomfort. Later I went to se a doctor who prescribed me nitrofur

Hi last week I have been suffered from itching and burning sensation in the vagina and frequent urge to urinate I then drank lot of water and cranberry juice and got relieved from the above discomfort. Later I went to se a doctor who prescribed me nitrofur

That: That is a very good question. You are right, the Nitrofurantoin is the antibiotic, and the Phenazopyridine is too numb the bladder, and it helps us feel like we don't have to urinate all the time which is caused by the infection. If you are not having pain, burning, or having to urinate all of the time, then you don't have to keep taking the Phenazopyridine anymore, but definitely keep taking the Nitrofurantoin for the entire period prescribed. ...Read more

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Hi last week I have been suffered from itching and burning sensation in the vagina and frequent urge to urinate. I then drank water and cranberry juice and got relieved from the above discomfort. Later I went to se a doctor who prescribed me nitrofurantn a

Hi last week I have been suffered from itching and burning sensation in the vagina and frequent urge to urinate. I then drank water and cranberry juice and got relieved from the above discomfort. Later I went to se a doctor who prescribed me nitrofurantn a

Phenazopyridine: Phenazopyridine is a medication that is used for urinary tract pain such as burning, itching, and discomfort caused by infection, trauma, or surgery. It is not an antibiotic and does not help treat an infection. If you were given the medication just for pain and are not having pain, then it makes sense that you may not need to take it. However, your doctor may have had another reason to prescribe it to you that you or I are not aware of. A good rule of thumb is whenever you are not sure whether you should take a medication prescribed by your doctor, give your doctor a call and let them know your concerns. Many medications have multiple uses and the safest thing to do is check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi last week I have been suffered from itching and burning sensation in the vagina and frequent urge to urinate. I then drank water and cranberry juice and got relieved from the above discomfort. Later I went to se a doctor who prescribed me nitrofurantn a

Hi last week I have been suffered from itching and burning sensation in the vagina and frequent urge to urinate. I then drank water and cranberry juice and got relieved from the above discomfort. Later I went to se a doctor who prescribed me nitrofurantn a

Phenazopyridine: Phenazopyridine is a medication that is used for urinary tract pain such as burning, itching, and discomfort caused by infection, trauma, or surgery. It is not an antibiotic and does not help treat an infection. If you were given the medication just for pain and are not having pain, then it makes sense that you may not need to take it. However, your doctor may have had another reason to prescribe it to you that you or I are not aware of. A good rule of thumb is whenever you are not sure whether you should take a medication prescribed by your doctor, give your doctor a call and let them know your concerns. Many medications have multiple uses and the safest thing to do is check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good for you?

Is cranberry juice good for you?

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 lots of calories and sugar which can be very bad for you. So, moderation and avoiding the sweetened juices seems the best way to enjoy. ...Read more

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Why is cranberry juice good for you?

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. Remember however that it is high in sugar. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice bad for you? Please advise!

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 blended cranberry juice drinks on the market are very high in sugar, negating these benefits. Pure cranberry is sold in capsules at health food stores and are generally well tolerated. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice stain urine?

Can cranberry juice stain urine?

Potentially: Although cranberries don't typically stain urine, the pigments may do so. Smaller amounts can lead to light pink urine & darker pink with larger amounts.
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/539121-do-cranberries-stain-your-urine/ ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good for a u.T.I.?

Is cranberry juice good for a u.T.I.?

Possibly: Cranberry juice has a substance called tannins which make it harder for bacteria to attach to the bladder and cause infections. Cranberry can help some people reduce the risk of recurrent urinary tract infections. Drinking cranberry juice shouldn't hurt and may help. If your symptoms are not improving, should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice stain your urine?

Can cranberry juice stain your urine?

Potentially: Although cranberries don't typically stain urine, the pigments may do so. Smaller amounts can lead to light pink urine & darker pink with larger amounts.
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/539121-do-cranberries-stain-your-urine/ ...Read more

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How come cranberry juice helps with utis?

Makes the urine acid: More acidic, less likely to get utis will not usually get rid of one once u have one, u need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice really cause diabetes?

I do not think so: I believe the high-fructose corn syrup use with cranberry juice give him that bad name. ...Read more

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Does cranberry juice replenish electrolytes?

Cranberry juice: For a detailed description of the electrolytes found in cranberry juice (c), go to this link:

http://nutritiondata. Self. Com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/7678/2

there are better source of potassium other than c, orange juice for example. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits to cranberry juice?

Cranberry juice: Https://www. Organicfacts. Net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-cranberry-juice. Html

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What happenes if you drink too much concentrated cranberry juice?

GI upset: Large amounts of cranberry juice can cause GI upset. Limit or avoid use with warfarin. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice a complex sugar and is it better to consume cranberry instead?

Cranberries: Research shows that whole cranberries are superior to extracts (liquid/dry) in regards to antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice a diuretic?

Only if 100% pure.: Cranberry juice is a natural diuretic, only if it is 100% cranberry juice, i.e. If you juice it yourself. The additives usually added, defeat the purpose. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good for the kidneys?

Is cranberry juice good for the kidneys?

Helps uti: The acidification of urine acts as a preventive for recurrent urinary tract infections. Use cranberry juice not blend which contains sugar. Another UTI preventive for common info toons is mannose which prevents e colin from attracting to the lining of the bladder. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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