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Are There Preventatives Other than Cranberry for Bladder Infections?

Wednesday, 06 Jan 2010 12:10 PM


Question: I would love to find a preventative solution in order to get off my constant use of antibiotics for bladder infections. Unfortunately, cranberry pills have provided no relief. Do you have any other recommendations?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

There are a number of things that can be done to reduce one’s dependence on antibiotics. Cranberry extract has been helpful, but you may be doing things that increase your risk. For example, eating a diet high in sugar or high-glycemic carbohydrates increases the risk of recurrent infections.

Recurrent infections can also be associated with poor immunity and certain supplements, such as beta 1,3/1,6 glucan, can boost cell-mediated immunity, which fights bacteria. Olive leaf extract has significant antibacterial activity against selected bacteria and boosts immunity.

Studies have also shown that probiotics can also reduce bladder infections. One of the really innovative advances has been the use of D-mannose, which has been shown to interfere with the ability of the bacteria to stick to the wall of the bladder, which is essential for infection. You can get D-mannose without a prescription. Take as suggested. Quercetin, curcumin, white tea, and resveratrol all have antibacterial effects and reduce bladder inflammation.



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