Doctor insights on:
Why Do Women Drink Cranberry Juice
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
It is supposed ...: To acidify the urine, which theoretically kills or prevents bacterial growth in the urine. Most studies show this really doesn't work. The urine is not acidic enough to do any good. You are better off drinking plenty of water, which helps flush bacteria from the bladder. If symptoms persist more than 2-3 days, see your doctor to get checked. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It is safe: to drink cranberry juice and eat cranberries during pregnancy. Cranberry juice provides pregnant women with an easy way to obtain adequate vitamin C, and stay hydrated while minimizing potentially serious health problems. Excessive amounts can cause upset stomach or diarrhea. Pregnant women might suffer these side effects at lower doses. The amount should be limited if these side effects occur. ...Read more
None: Cranberry juice does not get rid of UTI (rx bacterial infection of bladder), but may be helpful to prevent UTI (has hippuric acid, keeps bacteria from latching on). Antibiotic is much better to rx active infection. Drink "plenty" of water and other beverages (8 glasses/day is good target); can get some of this from soups, juices, fruit. If irritated bladder, symptoms can be worsened by caffeine. ...Read more
Organic cranberry juice for UTI prevention? Does it help? I have reoccurring utis :( how much to drink per day?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Why cant diabetics drink cranberry juice?
- Will cranberry pills do the same thing as drinking cranberry juice
- Benefit of drinking cranberry juice
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Is cranberry juice a citrus drink?
- Drinking cranberry juice
- Is drinking cranberry juice bad for the heart?
- Can babies drink cranberry juice?
- Why do girls drink cranberry juice?