Navigation Links
Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Date:11/27/2008

Their high acid content inhibits bacterial growth, experts say

THURSDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Make sure to put plenty of cranberry sauce on your plate this Thanksgiving, because it may help protect you against urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to the American Urological Association.

The high acid content in cranberries, which have long been used as a home remedy for simple UTIs, help inhibit bacterial growth along the urinary tract, the AUA said.

UTIs occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract and multiply in the urethra, causing the lining of the urethra to become red and irritated. Left unchecked, bacteria from an infection in the urethra can move deeper into the urinary tract to the bladder and kidneys. Kidney infections are dangerous and can lead to life-threatening conditions such as bacteremia (bacteria in the bloodstream) if not treated.

Each year in the United States, UTIs account for more than eight million doctor visits. UTI symptoms include painful urination, cloudy urine, a stronger urine odor than normal, or blood in the urine (hematuria). People with these symptoms should see their doctor.

The AUA also said that hematuria may also be caused by a more serious problem in the urinary tract, and anyone who notices blood in their urine should seek prompt medical attention.

While cranberries are beneficial, they may not help everyone. Other ways to prevent UTIs include proper hydration and judicious use of antibiotics prescribed by a doctor. Don't delay or refrain from urinating, and don't rush when you're urinating. That's because your risk of UTIs can be higher if you retain urine and don't completely empty your bladder, the AUA said.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about urinary tract infections.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Urological Association, news release, Nov. 24, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Study Explains How Cranberries Prevent Urinary Infections
2. Cranberries: The Little Fruit With a Great Big Punch
3. Tufts University Review Finds Cranberries Support a Healthy Heart
4. Cranberries Antioxidant Level Tops List in USDA Report
5. Cranberries really are a miracle cure for women
6. CSHL scientists show how a protein that determines cell polarity prevents breast cancer
7. FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception About Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Give FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products
8. Drug to Prevent Preterm Labor Shows Little Benefit
9. Stanford/Packard study shows no benefit from drug widely used to prevent premature births
10. Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Program Generates $16 Million in Potential Savings
11. US$18.5 million grant makes male circumcision a top-tier HIV prevention strategy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June ... a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments ... of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A ... procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that ... but also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June ... about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned during ... two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and patient ... recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary hypertension ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. ... accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, ... and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... the "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical ... Preservative), Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast ... The global pharmaceutical excipients ... 2021 at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) ... Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing ... With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company ... for sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT ... PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, ... a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development ... patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical ... 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the ... quarter of 2016, and to report top line ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: