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Does a high pH level in your urinary tract cause uti, or the other way around?

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In brief: Cause and effect

Some bacteria thrive in higher, or more basic, ph.
And some bacteria cause elevated pH and subsequent urinary stones. This is one of the premises of Hiprex + vitamin c treatment to prevent UTI in patients suffering from recurrent uti. By maintaining a relatively lower ph, UTI may be less likely.

In brief: Cause and effect

Some bacteria thrive in higher, or more basic, ph.
And some bacteria cause elevated pH and subsequent urinary stones. This is one of the premises of Hiprex + vitamin c treatment to prevent UTI in patients suffering from recurrent uti. By maintaining a relatively lower ph, UTI may be less likely.
Dr. Eric Umbreit
Dr. Eric Umbreit
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Not directly related

Urinary pH is related to diet & metabolism. Although many bacteria thrive in alkaline urine.
You can cranberry juice, cranberry extract to reduce ability of bacteria to adhere to bladder lining or high doses (1 - 2 grams) of vitamin c/ascorbic acid daily to acidify your urine.

In brief: Not directly related

Urinary pH is related to diet & metabolism. Although many bacteria thrive in alkaline urine.
You can cranberry juice, cranberry extract to reduce ability of bacteria to adhere to bladder lining or high doses (1 - 2 grams) of vitamin c/ascorbic acid daily to acidify your urine.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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