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Is cranberry juice really good for UTI or cystitis?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: As a preventative

Cranberry juice does not cure utis or cystitis.
Is a fairly good preventative because it contains a chemical which makes it much more difficult for bacteria to adhere to the bladder lining and thus cause a uti.

In brief: As a preventative

Cranberry juice does not cure utis or cystitis.
Is a fairly good preventative because it contains a chemical which makes it much more difficult for bacteria to adhere to the bladder lining and thus cause a uti.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Only one study has shown cranberry juice to be helpful (elderly women with chronic catheters).
My advice to my patients is "if you like it, drink it;if you don't, drink h2o".

In brief: Unlikely

Only one study has shown cranberry juice to be helpful (elderly women with chronic catheters).
My advice to my patients is "if you like it, drink it;if you don't, drink h2o".
Dr. Howard Usitalo
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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Cystitis/ UTI

Cystitis is part of the UTI family and cranberry juice has been shown to prevent the adhesion of bacteria to bladder membranes and doing so decreases the urine infection rate.

In brief: Cystitis/ UTI

Cystitis is part of the UTI family and cranberry juice has been shown to prevent the adhesion of bacteria to bladder membranes and doing so decreases the urine infection rate.
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
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