A fairly common affliction among adults, a urinary tract infection (UTI) can cause pain — sometimes severe — and if left untreated, can progress into a more serious infection involving the kidneys. It causes over 8 million visits to healthcare professionals every year.
Whether you’ve experienced one or not, you’ve likely heard the advice that drinking cranberry juice can be an effective treatment and even preventative measure. But does it really work? Do you really need those antibiotics? Find the answers in these three things to know about a urinary tract infection.