Sunday, 11 August 2019

Cranberry, the Anti Urinary Tract Infection Healthy Food

By Kyle J. Norton

Infection is an inflammatory condition caused by  a microbial invasion on body tissues

Most cases of bacterial infection are treated with antibiotics. However, bacteria are very adaptable, overuse of antibiotics has been found to make them resistant to antibiotics.

Most common symptoms of bacterial infection include redness and heat, swelling, fever, pain at the site of infection.

Urinary tract infection (UTIs) mostly occurred in women is an infection that affects the bladder and urethra caused mostly by bacterial strains Escherichia coli (E. coli), commonly found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. 

UTIs has been found to limit the function of the bladder and induce kidney infection.

Most common symptoms of urinary infection are a persistent urge to urinate, urinary burning sensation, cloudy urine, and smelly urine.

In severe cases, patients may also experience symptoms of blood in the urine and bladder and pelvic pain.

Most common risk factors of urinary tract infection are gender, females are more like to have UTI comapred to males, sexual activity, use of birth control, and menopausal women.

Some researchers suggested that sexual intercourse may increase the risk of symptomatic urinary tract infection in postmenopausal women.

Dr. Elya E. Moore, the lead scientist in the joint study lead by the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine wrote, ".., as with younger women, sexual intercourse is strongly associated with UTI in post-menopausal women, supporting a common mechanism for infection among women of widely varying ages".

And, " This finding emphasizes the clinical importance of inquiring about recent sexual intercourse when treating post-menopausal women for symptomatic urinary tract infections".

Cranberry is an evergreen dwarf shrub, genus Vaccinium, belongings to the family Ericaceae, native to Northern America and Southern Asia. Because of its health benefits, cranberry has been cultivated in some parts of the world for commercial profit and used in traditional and herbal medicine to treat wounds, urinary disorders, diarrhea, diabetes, stomach ailments, and liver problems.

On finding a potential compound for the treatment of urinary infection, researchers examined the effect of cranberry anti urinary tract infections (UTIs) activity.

Based on the analysis, cranberry consumption showed a significant effect on decreasing UTI related symptoms by suppressing inflammatory associated with the immunologic response to pathogenic invasion by eradicating the bacteria.

Furthermore, injection of cranberry against UTIs was also found to prevent the development of infections only in populations at lower risk for contracting UTIs compared to low effective in a higher risk population.

Taken altogether, cranberry may be considered a remedy for the prevention and treatment of UTIs, pending to the confirmation of the larger sample size and multicenter human study.

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Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrition, All right reserved)

Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published online, including worldwide health, ezine articles, article base, health blogs, self-growth, best before it's news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
Named TOP 50 MEDICAL ESSAYS FOR ARTISTS & AUTHORS TO READ by Named 50 of the best health Tweeters Canada - Huffington Post
Nominated for shorty award over last 4 years
Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bioscience, ISSN 0975-6299.

(1) Cranberry for Urinary Tract Infection: From Bench to Bedside by Nabavi SF, Sureda A, Daglia M, Izadi M, Nabavi SM. (PubMed)
(2) Current clinical status on the preventive effects of cranberry consumption against urinary tract infections by Vasileiou I1, Katsargyris A, Theocharis S, Giaginis C. (PubMed)
(3) Sexual Intercourse and Risk of Symptomatic Urinary Tract Infection in Post-Menopausal Women by Elya E. Moore, Ph.D. Stephen E. Hawes, Ph.D.,1 Delia Scholes, Ph.D.,1,3 Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH,1,4,5 James P. Hughes, Ph.D.,6 and Stephan D. Fihn, MD, MPH. (PubMed)

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