Take Oranges And Vitamin C When You Have A UTI?
I want to ask, I have a UTI. Forbidden consumption of oranges and recommended consumption of Vitamin C. Supplements what difference? I’m confused, it’s not the same as sour. So what actually is good in consumption and what vitamin C supplements?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. UTI or urinary tract infection is a condition that occurs when there is bacterial growth along the urinary tract. The growth of these bacteria can be triggered because a person often holds urination, has sex, does not maintain proper genital hygiene, is pregnant, has surgery on the urinary tract, has a weak immune system, and has a blockage in the urinary tract. In women, because the urinary tract is shorter than men, naturally their risk will indeed be higher.
As for your case, actually so far there is no significant relationship between taking oranges or vitamin C with UTI. Vitamin C and oranges do make the urine more acidic and it helps bacteria not grow along the urinary tract, but this is more about additional handling. Primarily more on maintaining cleanliness, increasing consumption of water, not holding urination, and taking antibiotics if it is already exposed.
Even if you have to look for the connection, maybe what your doctor is referring to is BSK, not UTI. BSK stands for Urinary Tract Stone, and the citric acid found in oranges and vitamin C is according to some studies can help prevent the formation and dissolving of stones in the urinary tract.
But again, we don't see the significance of distinguishing between vitamin C found naturally in oranges and vitamin C in supplements. It might mean that you need high doses which are difficult for you if you have to naturally, but even this shouldn't prohibit you from consuming oranges.
So our advice, you should ask again directly whether your understanding is exactly the same as the understanding that your doctor is trying to convey. If that's true, you can ask about the differences and benefits, because based on the sources we have, vitamin C and oranges do not have significant differences let alone have to be banned. So, hopefully answering your question.