Which fruit juice helps in preventing UTI
a. Urinary tract infections should be treated promptly.
b. Patients with large post void residual urine volumes are predisposed to infections, prevention by
c. Urine acidification (With cranberry juice or vitamin C) inhibits some bacteria.
d. Prophylactic administration of antibiotics is sometimes necessary but may lead to colonization by resistant organisms.
e. Intermittent catheterization may help to prevent recurrent infections.
Cranberry Juice Reduces Bacteriuria and Pyuria:
a. A well conducted randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial in Boston:
b. Extract Cranberry juice inhibits the adherence of E.coli cells to cells lining the bladder.
c. Two different constituents have been implicated, one being fructose and the other a large polymeric compound of unknown structure.
d. Fructose is present in all fruits, but the large polymeric compound is found only in cranberry and blueberry juices, and not those of grapefruit orange, guava, mango and pineapple.