Can Cran Berries Be Used To Treat UTIs?

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My UTI has been going on for a long time but has not fully recovered, is it okay to consume Cran Berry (Uricran) fruit extract? is it safe for consumption? And are there any side effects?

1 Answer:

Dear Goenawan,

Urinary tract infection or UTI is an infection or inflammation that occurs in the urinary tract, either the upper urinary tract, lower urinary tract or both. The most common symptoms experienced by UTI sufferers include:

pain when urinating (BAK) BAK is more frequent and sometimes difficult to hold Anyang-anyangan or seems to be incomplete after urination Treatment of UTI itself is by giving certain types of antibiotics, where the treatment can be declared complete when the complaint disappears or if it is done urine examination either through a complete urine examination or culture no longer found the presence of bacteria in a certain amount.

For the use of cranberries themselves, there are studies that state that this can be used to prevent UTIs either when consumed through extracts or through the fruit juice itself. So if you want to consume cranberry extract, then you can consume it but it's good to make sure that the product you are using is registered with BPOM and also consume according to the rules of use contained on the packaging.

Thus the information that we can convey, hopefully this information can be useful to resolve your complaint.

Dr. Taneya Putri Zahra

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