Drinking Cranberry Juice Won’t Get Rid Of Your UTI

If you’ve ever felt the pain that comes with a urinary tract infection, you know you’d do just about anything to relieve the pain and get better.

 For years friends, mothers and even doctors have advised women to drink cranberry juice to make it all go away.Recently a Texas A&M Health Science Center urologist  explained that cranberry juice on its own will not get rid of you UTI


Cranberry juice and especially the juice concentrates you find at the grocery shop, will not treat a urinary tract infection. Of course It can give us more hydration and may wash the bacteria from your body more effectively, but the actual ingredient in cranberry is forever gone by the time it gets to your bladder.”

 Cranberries contain an active ingredient called proanthocyanidins,  that can keep bacteria from binding to the walls of the bladder but heres the thing….. PACs aren’t present in commercial cranberry juice. 

It would take an extremely large concentration of cranberry to prevent bacterial adhesion and that amount of concentration is just not found in the juices we drink. Maybe it was stronger back in our grandparents’ day, but it is definitely not strong enough today.

Then there are the  cranberry capsules in the pharmacy aisle. Good news ….These do have a concentrated amount of PACs and can help prevent the risk of UTIs. According to a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, cranberry capsules will reduce the risk of UTIs by 50 percent in women who had a catheter in place while undergoing gynecological surgery.


UTIs account for around  8.1 million visits to health care professionals each year and are the second most common type of infection in the body and the majority of UTIs. 

The infection can be caused by  different types of bacteria in the urinary tract. Symptoms are a constant urge to pee, pain with urination, pelvic pain or blood in the urine. The symptoms do not usually last that long but the infection usually needs to be treated with antibiotics.

 Sometimes you can confuse a UTI with an overactive bladder, so it’s  best to consult your physician about any  symptoms you’re having. Remember that UTIs can progress into kidney infections which are much worse.

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Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms – Find Out if You Have A Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections are common as well as painful, and the first time you have one, you may not know that a UTI is what you have. This article will tell you some of the key telltale symptoms of a UTI.

The most significant urinary tract infection symptom is a sharp pain before, during, and after urination. The pain is perhaps best described with the word “excruciating”. In reality, it is a severe tingling, burning sensation. The urine coming out seems warmer than usual, and you may feel like that it’s cutting you as it leaves your body. This is a very crude description of what an actual case of UTI feels like, and its intensity varies on a case by case basis. The pain might temporarily ease up right after urination, but will come back soon after.

You feel the need to urinate every few minutes, but little or even no urine actually comes out. And you might feel that you haven’t expelled all the urine in the bladder. Sometimes the urgency is so great that you lose control of the bladder. In severe cases, your urine may contain blood. And the worst part is that even when you are not urinating, the pain does not go away. UTI’s are typically accompanied by other persistent symptoms, including lower abdomen pain and fever, not to mention the lingering pain in the urinary region.

These symptoms are enough to keep many patients permanently on the toilet. I practically lived in my bathroom on the day I first got a UTI and had no idea what I did to deserve it. Even sitting down or lying down to rest did not help. I was a freshman in college at the time, and missed school for two days. Those are the two longest days of my life. Many others report similar experiences.

You should see a health professional immediately if you think you might have a urinary tract infection, because if it is left untreated, the infection can progress to your kidneys. Kidney infections are much more serious, can cause permanent damage, and even be fatal.

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment – The Pros and Cons of Using Pain Killers

Urinary tract infections can be extremely painful, and you may be desperate to try anything if it means that the pain will go away. This article will explain the advantages and disadvantages of using UTI pain killers.

First, if you suspect that you have a urinary tract infection, you should see a doctor right away. Unlike the common cold, a UTI will not go away by itself, and can only get worse as time goes on. Also, if left untreated, the bacteria can reach your ureters and kidneys. You do not want the infection to get that far, because it can cause permanent damage to your kidneys and even be fatal at that point.

Of course, problems always seem to strike on the weekends or over the holidays. If you cannot get to a doctor right away, then one way you can temporarily stop the pain is by taking special pain killers designed for urinary tract infections. They are available over the counter in pharmacies as well as many grocery stores. You will find that there are many different brands available, but they all contain similar ingredients. The most popular brands are Uristat and AZO.

However, be aware that there are many side effects for these medicines, some of which can be as bad as a UTI itself! For example, when I first tried Uristat out of pure desperation, I lied on my bed feeling so nauseated that if I moved, I probably had to vomit. But it did take away the UTI pain, and most people do not experience these side effects, so it’s definitely worth a try if your pain is unbearable.

Please do not use normal “all-in-one” pain killers such as Advil or Tylenol. They might advertise to work on everything, but they don’t work on urinary tract infection pain at all. I know and have tried them. While they did not make me feel any worse than they did, they certainly were not beneficial. And besides, consuming medication you don’t need is definitely not good for your health. Stick to those designed for urinary tract pain until you can see a doctor.

Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection in Females – Why They are More Prone to UTI’s

Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection in Females – Why They are More Prone to UTI’s

Urinary tract infection is one illness that can affect everyone, and no one is completely safe from it. However, certain groups of people are more prone to them than others, particularly sexually active adult females. This article will talk about the scientific reasons behind this.

Females are up to 30 times as likely to contract urinary tract infections compared to males. There are many speculations as to why, but most experts agree that it’s due to genetic differences. Female urethras are much shorter than their male counterparts, so bacteria do not travel nearly as far to reach the bladder, where they can reproduce and cause problems. Male prostates fluids can also serve as a barrier against the bacteria’s entry.

Before age one, males and females are equally as likely to contract UTI’s. In fact, uncircumcised boys have a higher chance than even girls. But past age one and throughout adulthood, girls become much more prone to UTI’s. But children, overall, won’t get them as often as adults will. This is probably because they are not yet sexually active, which is a major cause for recurrent UTI’s.

Sex does not actually cause UTI’s, but it can upset the urethra, making it rather defenseless in the face of bacteria. Also, it is easy to transfer E. coli bacteria from the anus, where they usually live. E. coli is the culprit in more than 90% of all UTI cases. They cause no problems in your anus, but if they reach the bladder, they can be real pests.

As people get older, gender does not seem to matter when it comes to UTI’s. Elderly males and females are both likely to contract them. This is perhaps due to a lowered immune system as one grows older, and the body is less able to put up a fight against incoming bacteria.

That being said, adult males do get UTI’s, especially if they are in their family history. So while they are not at the highest risk, they should still exercise prevention methods.

Never Use Antibiotics for Bladder Infections Again

Hi there

Just tonight I have been watching a program on Horizon about how antibiotics are destroying our microbial diversity of bacteria.

This has lead to a dramatic rise in the number of allergies in western society. A rise where 1 in three people have allergies.

Antibiotics are great when used properly but with overuse then the bacterial balance of the good bacteria to the bad goes haywire.

One condition that antibiotics is used a lot for is  urinary tract infections.

A urinary tract or bladder infection is probably one of the MOST painful illnesses one can ever experience. It is a pain that can keep you from even the simplest routine activities.

It is a pain that can keep you from even the simplest routine activities. The traditional treatment method for UTI’s is usually antibiotics but these are not ideal for long term health.
In fact Learn here why using antibiotics is one of the worst things you can
do for a Urinary Tract Infection… Read More


PS. I have uploaded a series of articles on Urinary Tract Infection in the category section here