Recurring bladder Infections: What can I do?

Posted by erlinda2003 @erlinda2003, Aug 22, 2020

I have a reacquiring bladder infection as soon as antibiotics are completed then not long after it starts again What can I do ?

@fdan

Is D-Monnose safe to take by Type 2 diabetic?

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@fdan and @cdink1941, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect

D-mannose supplements should be used with caution if you have diabetes. It may make it harder to control your blood sugar.
High doses of D-mannose may cause kidney damage.

Here's additional information:
– Can D-Mannose Treat or Prevent UTIs? https://www.healthline.com/health/d-mannose-for-uti

In short, more research needs to be done, but D-mannose appears to be a promising nutritional supplement that may be an option for treating and preventing UTIs, especially in people who have frequent UTIs. Always tell your doctor about any supplements you are taking, including natural ones and those bought without a prescription.

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I, too, used to have recurring bladder infections. Then I came across an article about D-Mannose. I have not had any bladder infections for 2 yrs. I buy it at Amazon. Try it and let me know if it works for you. Good Luck. Marylou

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I used to have recurring bladder infections and then I discovered D-Mannose. Get it at Amazon. Haven't had an infection for over 2 yrs. Good Luck. Mary Lou

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@rosemarya

I have had my share of UTI's and since I have a kidney transplant, my only option is to get a culture from my doctor.
@cdink1941, @jmaa, @fdan, @erlinda2003, @mmbaluyut

According to Mayo Clinic, a urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system. Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. But you can take steps to reduce your chances of getting a UTI in the first place. Here is the health information from Mayo Clinic where you will find symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Often, symptoms clear up within a few days of treatment. But you may need to continue antibiotics for a week or more. Take the entire course of antibiotics as prescribed. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/symptoms-causes/

Also here are some points about D-mannose that I found on WebMD.
D-mannose is a kind of sugar that is related to glucose. I read that it "might" reduce symptoms of UTI's. However, More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of d-mannose for its uses. I also read that D-mannose is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when taken by mouth. It can cause diarrhea, loose stools, and bloating. In high doses, it might harm the kidneys.
ome research suggests that d-mannose might make blood sugar control more difficult in people with diabetes.
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1114/d-mannose
I would encourage you to go to the links that I provided to locate the information that will assist you in talking with your doctor about your situation. Be aware, when viewing marketing company sponsored .com sites, that their main goal is sales. So do your research and check with your doctor before you decide on any supplement or medication.

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Thank you Rosemary. I also have glumerulonephritis, a chronic kidney disease. I've been on steroid prednisone for the past 10 years now. Though my glucose had always been below the maximum 99 mg/dL, I am prediabetic. Both my nephrologist and rheumatologist told me that my HA1C is elevated due to the steroid I am taking. My internist mentioned D mannose to me, has not increased my glucose level though. But I exercise at least 3x a week so as to counter any rise in my blood sugar.
I suggest to consult your doctor before taking D mannose. What works for one does not mean it will always work for everyone else.

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What is a safe daily dose of D-Mannose?

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I just take one and it seems to do the trick

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@seleeta

What is a safe daily dose of D-Mannose?

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My doctor advised me to take only one 600 mg capsule daily.

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Does this product work for interstitial cystitis?

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I hope this is permitted here – I'd like to suggest you check this Facebook Group "ESBL and Chronic UTI Support Group" which posts the latest research on this affliction, and is extremely helpful. About D-Mannose – agree totally. iHerb also sells it. Feel better soon!

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@mmbaluyut

Thank you Rosemary. I also have glumerulonephritis, a chronic kidney disease. I've been on steroid prednisone for the past 10 years now. Though my glucose had always been below the maximum 99 mg/dL, I am prediabetic. Both my nephrologist and rheumatologist told me that my HA1C is elevated due to the steroid I am taking. My internist mentioned D mannose to me, has not increased my glucose level though. But I exercise at least 3x a week so as to counter any rise in my blood sugar.
I suggest to consult your doctor before taking D mannose. What works for one does not mean it will always work for everyone else.

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@mmbaluyut, I take no meds for my kidney function or prediabetes but found that changing my diet and making myself take 3 walks/week have improved both my kidney and prediabetes values. You are so right, we are each so different and meds that work for one may not for another. I'm learning to do more research on the meds I do take and to ask my docs more questions about their effects. Because of so many bouts of chronic bronchitis, I've taken a great deal of prednisone over the years. Now I question how that may have impacted my lessening kidney function.

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Do you take tub baths? I used to get UTI infections all the time when I did that. I now take only showers and haven't had one in years.

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Cranberry juice is recommended for bladder health

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