is cranberry juice good for kidney infections

Can cranberry juice help cure kidney infections?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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NO SCIENTIFIC


EVIDENCE IS SO FAR AVAILABLE THAT IT WILL HELP CURE UTI'S
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Can cranberry juice help cure kidney infections?

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Dr. Mark T. Hoepfner
General Surgery
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Maybe


A serious or significant kidney infection is not likely to be cured with cranberry juice. A mild or early bladder infection may be resolved with cranberry juice by acidifying the urine. A significant infection would likely need antibiotics though.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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Real cranberries


Seems the real thing is better than the juice. For my female patients I recommend a dozen or so dry cranberries daily, in a salad, cereal or by themselves. Excellent source of antioxidants also. Good for early bladder symptoms, but a kidney infection is a truly serious deep seated infection that needs antibiotics ASAP. You are at risk for a blood infection if not treated properly
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Does drinking cranberry juice cure a kidney infection?

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Dr. Mohamed Akl
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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
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Kidney Stones

Do's And Don'ts

Drinking cranberry juice does not keep you from forming a kidney stone.

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Does cranberry juice help when you have a kidney infection? What is different between uti and kidney infection?

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Dr. Randy S. Baker
Holistic Medicine
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Possibly but...


A UTI means urinary tract infection which could be bladder or kidney but this usually refers to a bladder infection. A kidney infection is more serious.Cranberry juice contains D-Mannose, a sugar that helps if the UTI is caused by E. coli (about 90%) but not if caused by other bacteria. Pure D-Mannose will help more than Cranberry juice & can be taken along with antibiotics. See my comment:
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Will cranberry juice help a kidney / bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

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Dr. Magdalena Sikora
Nephrology and Dialysis
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Not really


Some people believe so, but studies have not shown that, so there is no proof for that in medical literature.
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Women's health

Do's And Don'ts

Women's Health: Cranberry juice can help to fend off urinary tract infections.

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Can cranberry juice help stop a kidney or bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis
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Perhaps


drink water, about 64 ozs a day to keep high urine flow rates. Cranberry juice purportedly helps but this has not been shown to be superior to antibiotics in medical studies
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Having bilateral kidney pain. Started drinking cranberry juice in case of infection. How long should I wait before seeing a doc?

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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis
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See a doc right away


If it is really an infection, cranberry juice would not help. Medical studies have clearly established that is inferior to antibiotics. Get tested and treated appropriately.
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I am prone to kidney stones, infections and bladder infections. To prevent these things how much pure cranberry juice should I drink a day?

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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.
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Is cranberry juice good for the kidneys?

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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.
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Is cranberry juice good for a yeast infection?

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That is used as


a preventive for a urinary tract infection. Cranberry juice contains a lot of sugar which may feed the yeast.
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