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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 its 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

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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My 18 month daughter has been constipated for a day and a half, and vomitted up part of her lunch today, I've given apple and cranberry juice no help?

My 18 month daughter has been constipated for a day and a half, and vomitted up part of her lunch today, I've given apple and cranberry juice no help?

Call pediatrician: This really needs to be addressed by the pediatrician with a physical examination to determine the full extent of what is going on. I wouldn't even give advice over this forum as I have not examined your daughter...Which is the most important thing that needs to happen here. ...Read more

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I'm constipated how do I get rid of it asap. I tried drinking cranberry juice and eating oranges?

I'm constipated how do I get rid of it asap. I tried drinking cranberry juice and eating oranges?

Constipation: Drinking plenty of water should help in addition to fruits and vegetables. Cereals like fiber one has plenty of fiber and will help with constipation. Also, a product called (one of many) metamucil will help with those symptoms. ...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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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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Could cranberry juice cause an uti?

Could cranberry juice cause an 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 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

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Can cranberry juice substitute help uti?

Can cranberry juice substitute help uti?

Prevention not tx.: 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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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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Can organic 100% cranberry juice cure an uti?

Can organic 100% cranberry juice cure an uti?

Help, notlikely cure: Uti's mostle female, cause many doc visits, cost > $1.5 billion/yr, most minor infections of urine bladder, due to short urethra, close to vagina/anus. Ladies, after bm, wipe front to back; drink 6 oz water; urinate shortly after sex, don't wear nylon undies. Cranberry juice helps prevent and clear minor cystitis by preventing bacteria adhering to bladder wall. If symptoms persist, yeh, u know, c mr gp. ...Read more

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How exactly does cranberry juice help with uti's?

Various: Many recent studies have proven that real cranberry juice helps prevent UTI in women. Mainly, the components of cranberry juice prevent bacterial colonization of the lining of the lower gu tract (bladder and urethra). It also helps to slightly acidify the urine to keep bacteria at bay. Proper amount if water intake also helps, along with not holding in your urine for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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Help please! Is cranberry juice good for infections?

Prevention: 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 only cranberry juice make you lose weight?

Can drinking only cranberry juice make you lose weight?

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 would be consuming less than 500 calories/d and be in a weight loss mode. Changing one's diet is gives the body rest for food allergies. Get dna saliva test for fitness to see what diet is best for you. Otherwise, use real cranberry juice and stevia. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cranberry juice to affect uti?

Prevention - not tx: Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. Not considered effective for treatment. ...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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How much time does it take for cranberry juice to stop my uti?

Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice won't necessarily 'cure' your UTI, but it can be helpful, and is also a very good for prevention of UTIS. It contains tannins, proanthocyanidins, that prevent bacterial attachment to the urinary tract. With lots of fluids and cranberry juice, you might be able to head off an infection, but, if diagnosed, usually a short course of antibiotic is advised. Blueberry juice good, too! ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good for getting rid of weed from our system?

Is cranberry juice good for getting rid of weed from our system?

No: & any attempts you make to flush your system with fluids will show up on test — as it looks at specific gravity of urine. Don't want weed in your system — don't use weed. ...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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What are the benefits fo cranberry juice? Does it help your digestive system?

Many: As well as being helpful for urinary tract infections, cranberries have some antioxidant properties. Antioxidants can decrease your risk of cancer. ...Read more

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How long might it usually take for cranberry juice to ease the symptoms of uti?

How long might it usually take for cranberry juice to ease the symptoms of uti?

Agree with Dr Krick: Cranberry juice sometimes helps as a preventative but not as a treatment for UTI's. 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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Is drinking cranberry juice and Nopalina every day good for you? Please advise!

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 ...Read more

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