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Isn't drinking cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infection an old wives' tale?

Isn't drinking cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infection an old wives' tale?

Not a myth: Cranberries contain a chemical, proanthocyanidin, which interferes with the ability of bacteria, especially e.Coli (most common species of bacteria to cause urinary tract infections) from adhering to the bladder lining. Bacteria are thus flushed out urination and are unlikely to cause a uti. Excellent research article published in new england journal of medicine 3 or 4 years ago proving this. ...Read more

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Will drinking cranberry juice reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (utis)?

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Will drinking cranberry juice reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (utis)?

Usually ineffective: Controlled studies in adults showed that cranberry juice has a modest suppressive effect only when ingested a large quantity. Certainly not for children. ...Read more

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Is it true that cocktail cranberry juice, 100% cranberry juice, helps prevent uti's?

Is it true that cocktail cranberry juice, 100% cranberry juice, helps prevent uti's?

Agree w Dr Tillet: Go w 100% juice not cocktail. 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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Does drinking cranberry juice cure a kidney infection?

Does drinking cranberry juice cure a kidney infection?

Unlikely: A kidney infection means that the bacteria has migrated from the bladder up to the kindey. This is a more severe form of a urinary tract infection that requires antibiotic therapy and frequently required hospitalization to give intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Well, : There are some reports that drinking of cranberry juice could help prevent bacteria from developing into an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Not usually: Cranberry juice inhibits bacteria from adhering to the bladder lining and by that mechanism is believed to be helpful in preventing cystitis. It is not particularly effective once the infection has been established. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice cocktail help urinary infections?

Can cranberry juice cocktail help urinary infections?

Cocktail: If this is sold as "cocktail" then the juice content is likely to be quite low. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. Cranberry juice may help with prevention but not with treatment. ...Read more

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Normal dose of cranberry juice daily for UTI prevention?

Normal dose of cranberry juice daily for UTI prevention?

For certain people..: There are some studies to suggest that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent utis in woman who have had numerous previous utis. This is about the only group that has shown some benefit. For those who have never had a uti, it doesn't seem to help. It doesn't help to treat a uti, either. It doesn't seem to help males. ...Read more

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Is cranberry pomegranate juice is good for kidney disease?

Is cranberry pomegranate juice is good for kidney disease?

Fruit juice: There are no direct data to say yes or no. Cranberry extract does help recurrent UTI by reducing bacterial adhesion to ureter and bladder. Ponegranate can reduce renin angiotensin presence, and this can reduce BP a bit but can elevate potassium in blood. Both juices contain anti-oxidants, and anti-oxidants are beneficial for kidney disease. However, potassium retention is the larger concern. ...Read more

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Can I take Azo Cranberry Urinary Tract Health pills during pregnancy?

Can I take Azo Cranberry Urinary Tract Health pills during pregnancy?

Yes but: They are safe for use but not effective. If you have a bladder infection the you need to be treated with antibiotics to prevent the infection from spreading to the kidneys. ...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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I have heard of cancer patients drinking cranberry juice for detoxification. Does cranberry juice have detoxification effects?

I have heard of cancer patients drinking cranberry juice for detoxification. Does cranberry juice have detoxification effects?

Uncertain: Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They are also reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Will low calorie cranberry juice work as well as regular cranberry juice to help prevent/treat recurrent urinary tract infections?

About cranberry: Cranberry juice and extract is able to decrease urine infections with e.Coli bacteria b/c it interferes with the bacteria's mechanism for sticking to the bladder wall and 'climbing' up into the urinary tract. There are many other bacteria that cause urine infection, however, and cranberry has no effect on them. Without a urine culture, you will not know which type of bacteria are causing uti. ...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