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Can cranberry juice substitute help uti?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Prevention not tx.

Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains.

In brief: Prevention not tx.

Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine

In brief: Can try

There has been little evidence in clinical trials of cranberry juice being an effective way to manage and treat urinary tract infections.
Although there are identifiable benefits to cranberry juice in a laboratory setting, it has been failed to be reproduced in animal studies to a wide degree. Antibiotics remain the treatment of choice for a bacterial uti.

In brief: Can try

There has been little evidence in clinical trials of cranberry juice being an effective way to manage and treat urinary tract infections.
Although there are identifiable benefits to cranberry juice in a laboratory setting, it has been failed to be reproduced in animal studies to a wide degree. Antibiotics remain the treatment of choice for a bacterial uti.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Dr. Stephen Chinn
Proanthocyanidins (polyphenols/flavanols) and D-mannose found in cranberries may help in the management of UTIs by decreasing bacterial adherence in the bladder, but should not be taken exclusively to prevent UTIs.
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