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Does Prune Juice Help Bladder Infections
Not likely to do so:
Prune juice has quite a bit of fibers and roughage and is known to help with constipation. It may not have the best of taste, but I don't believe it causes any harm unless you are allergic to it. Ripe plumps are really good--yum yum.
Otc products such as Azo can help reducing bladder infection symptoms but will not treat it. So if you have trouble, consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
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No: Cranberry juice contains substances which interfere with bacteria adhering to bladder wall and thus reduce the incidence of recurrent bladder infections. It is not an antibiotic and thus can not treat an established bladder infection. There are many so called cranberry tablets or caplets, but very few list amount of active ingredient. Ellura does & proven effective in a 1st class scientific study. ...Read more
What to do if I do not have cranberry juice, is there any other home remedies for a bladder infection?
I understand that if you feel signs of a bladder infection you should drink cranberry juice. Is it true?
Not necessarily.: Find out if there is an actual bladder infection. If you have a bladder infection then the cranberry juice is not likely to help as it is used for prevention - not for 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. Antibiotics are used to treat bladder infections. ...Read more
It seems I probably have a bladder infection out of nowhere. Little sore down there before I go and after. Can cranberry juice help sometimes help?
Not A Treatment: Urinary tract infections are caused by bacterial growth in the bladder/urinary tract; are treated w/ choice antibiotics based on susceptibility of bacteria. While it is possible for a bladder infection to clear on its own, it is more likely that your symptoms will worsen, or reappear in the near future without proper treatment. Cranberry juice is NOT an effective treatment. See your doctor now. ...Read more
Not really: Some people believe so, but studies have not shown that, so there is no proof for that in medical literature. ...Read more
Antibiotics: If doing all of the above fails, then antibiotics are warranted to prevent the infection from getting worse and spreading to the kidneys or blood stream. Untreated urinary tract infections can become very serious especially if the person has other medical conditions such as diabetes. ...Read more
Will cranberry juice help with bladder infection tell you go see your doctor? When should start worrying about your bladder infection?
UTI: Cranberry juice for UTI is an old wives tale. It has been shown that to acidify your urine enough to inhibit bacterial growth you would have to drink a volume of cranberry juice so large that you would be more likely to drown than affect your uti. You should be seen by a doctor and treated appropriately now because without that it may progress and produce more severe issues. ...Read more
Unknown: It is really unknown how much to drink, the first problem we have is that we do believe that cranberry juice help on UTI and there are scientific reasons to support that, but clinical studies did not confirm that, so we really don't know, but since it cranberry juice is safe we sometimes recommend it, the mentioned negative studies evaluated 8 ounces 27% juice. ...Read more
Hi doc can my pregnant girlfriend drink mist pot cit while being 8months pregnant instead of cranberry juice for bladder infection?
I am prone to kidney stones, infections and bladder infections. To prevent these things how much pure cranberry juice should I drink a day?
Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice and tablets have been recommended for uti's. It may or may not help. It is not recommended for kidney stones. For those two conditions the important thing is to maintain hydration, increase your water intake to keep your urine clear color. How much you drink depends on your size and metabolism. Empty your bladder frequently specially after intercourse, avoid vaginal infections. ...Read more
If I am trying to conceive and have a mild uti/bladder infection, can I drink pure cranberry juice or will it kill sperm?
Lower left abdom. Pain. Pain when urinating/sitting. Some dizziness. Been drinking cranberry juice. Bladder infection? Stomach rumbles, gas/pain help!
Pain: May many things including a bladder infection. Suggest you have it checked out today. ...Read more
50 years old female. Never had bladder infection before. Had abation for bleedind excessively 3 years ago no periods since. Has burning when urinating. Has some blood when whiping, feels crampy and bloated. 4 days now. Tried cranberry juice and alot o
Likely cystitis: U need to get a urinalysis to test for possible infection, then start treatment. Sooner the better. ...Read more
Not usually: See your gyn so your gyn can evaluate why u are late the 1st thing to r/o is preg. ...Read more
My doctor has diagnosed me as (possible m.S.) I am having problems with constant bladder infections. Why does my urine feel heavy, smell awful, ?
Chronic UTI: Multiple sclerosis and other neurologic issues may adversely impact on bladder functioning. This may lead to include bladder emptying, recurrent uti's, and increased back pressure on the kidneys. You should see a urologist and a neurologist. You need urine testing, renal and bladder ultrasound and you may need your bladder function tested with urodynamics. ...Read more
UTI: Unusual, but could potentially occur under unique circumstances. Would need more info to respond accurately. Usually utis in women are from bacteria present in the vaginal barrel and perineum (labia, etc.). They get there from the stool, and because women have a short urethra (tube from bladder out) infection is much easier than in men. ...Read more
Treat appropriately.: Bladder infections are caused by bacteria which need to be treated by an appropriate antibiotic. First, see you physician and provide a urine sample for urinalysis and culture. This will confirm that you have an actual infection, then provide the doctor with the antibiotic that will clear the infection. Drink plenty of fluids, void frequently. Take the medication exactly as directed. ...Read more
Bacteria.: Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidney. E. Coli is the most common cause, which is usually found in the colon but can contaminate the urine since the urethra and anus are in such close proximity. Infections are cleared with antibiotics, and should be confirmed by urine culture. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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