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Natural UTI Treatment

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Question: I was recently diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. The doctor prescribed Cipro. Can anything be done naturally to treat this?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

Cranberry juice has been shown to be effective for many people, but not all. Cranberry extract may be better than juice since it doesn’t contain bacteria-promoting sugar, and has a higher concentration of beneficial flavonoids.

Other flavonoids also may be beneficial, including ellagic acid and curcumin, both of which have proven antibacterial activity. They also reduce inflammation.

One innovative treatment for urinary tract infection is D-mannose, a special type of sugar. It lines the wall of the bladder and urethra and prevents bacteria from adhering to the tissues — which is essential for infection to occur — and allows bacteria to be flushed out during urination.

D-mannose comes as a powder and the usual dose is two to three scoops a day mixed with water or juices. Vitamin C as ascorbic acid also reduces bacterial infections of the bladder, and magnesium reduces bladder infection in people with chronic interstitial cystitis.


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