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D8639098

  1 month ago

Does Cranberry Juice Help Treat UTIs?

If you get frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs), you’ve probably been told to drink cranberry juice and that it’s effective at preventing and treating these uncomfortable infections.

But is cranberry juice truly helpful for people with UTIs? And does adding cranberry juice to your diet help reduce the risk of a UTI?

UTIs are a common bacterial infection, especially among women.

In fact, 50% of women, compared with 12% of men, will develop a UTI in their lifetime. What’s more, up to 30% of young women have recurrent UTIs, which can significantly affect their quality of life.

Cranberries contain compounds such as phenolic acids and flavonoids, which may help treat and prevent UTIs.

These compounds may help:

- interfere with the ability of bacteria to stick to the lining of the urinary tract
- reduce inflammation
- modulate gut bacteria
- decrease the number of bacteria held in “reservoirs” in the bladder and gastrointestinal tracts that can lead to UTIs

Some findings also suggest cranberry juice capsules may help reduce UTIs in women who’ve undergone gynecological surgeries during which a catheter was placed in their urethra to empty their bladder.

It’s important to note that cranberry extract, which is different from cranberry juice, has more evidence supporting its ability to help prevent UTIs from recurring in certain populations.

This is because cranberry supplements are a more concentrated source of the active compounds thought to be helpful in UTI treatment.

Evidence suggests that cranberry products like cranberry juice and cranberry extracts may help prevent UTIs from coming back in some people. However, there’s not enough evidence to suggest they’re helpful for active UTIs.

Source: Healthline
(https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cranberry-juice-uti#how-much-to-take)

Do you look for natural remedies before reaching for medicine when sick?
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M2227388d22

  1 month ago
yes Reply
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J5080351l

  1 month ago
No idea Reply
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LilyPammie

  1 month ago
I always go for natural remedies before consulting a doctor or opting for medication. Reply
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Nonozy22

  1 month ago
I look for home remedies first Reply
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Chazzmoira

  1 month ago
Always try natural remedies first Reply
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Brendon24

  1 month ago
Heyy wena Reply
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Brendon24

  1 month ago
Yess Reply
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