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What readily contributes to the development of ischemic colitis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Blockage in arteries: Ischemic colitis is inflammation and damage to parts of the intestine due to inadequate blood flow to those areas. When cholesterol plaques build up in arteries or when they break apart in arteries, blockage to blood flow occurs. Depending on where the arteries lead to, results of blockage are ischemic colitis (intestines), strokes (brain), heart attacks (heart muscle), claudication (legs), etc...
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Low blood flow: Ischemia is due in general to inadequate circulation colitis relates to the colon large bowel large or small blood vessel obstruction, thrombosis, embolism and some spastic vascular situations may cause ischemic bowel.
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Last updated Feb 11, 2014

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