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Altern Med Rev. 2008 Sep;13(3):227-44.

Natural approaches to prevention and treatment of infections of the lower urinary tract.

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  • Thorne Research, PO Box 25, Dover, ID 83825, USA. kathih@thorne.com

Abstract

Infections of the lower urinary tract are common occurrences in young women, during pregnancy, and in peri- and postmenopausal women. Because of the chronic nature of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and the potential for antibiotic resistance, a natural approach to prevention and treatment is desirable. Clinical research suggests the best natural options for long-term prevention include cranberry, mannose, and probiotics. Botanicals that can be effective at the first sign of an infection and for short-term prophylaxis include berberine and uva ursi. Estriol cream and vitamins A and C have also been shown to prevent UTIs, while potassium salts can alkalinize the urine and reduce dysuria.

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