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Does Cranberry Juice Help 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 (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
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
I'm 3 months pregnanct was taking zofran (ondansetron) for nausea but made me constipated haven't gone in 2 days. Will cranberry juice help?
Should be safe: Cystopurin already contains cranberry extract.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Cranberry juice: It should not, to my knowledge.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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