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Dr. Scot Lewey
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Ischemic Bowel Disease (Overview)

A medical condition in which inflammation and injury of the large intestine result from inadequate blood supply.


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Why would an ostomy bag be put in for ischemic bowel?

Why would an ostomy bag be put in for ischemic bowel?

For patient safety: Ischemic bowel means the blood flow to the bowel is decreased enough to cause symptoms; in this case, surgery was needed to remove affected bowel. Reconnecting the bowel was considered too risky by the surgeon, who placed a stoma for the patient's safety. The patient's recuperation and general medical status will affect whether the stoma can be closed or will be permanent. ...Read more

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Dr. Scot Lewey
7 doctors shared insights

Ischemic Bowel Disease (Overview)

A medical condition in which inflammation and injury of the large intestine result from inadequate blood supply.


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I would like to know the diff. Between melanosa coli(i have it) and ischemic bowel. I mean, did the pathologists even consider if have ischmic bowel -?

I would like to know the diff. Between melanosa coli(i have it) and ischemic bowel. I mean, did the pathologists even consider if have ischmic bowel -?

Easy to see: Melanosis coli is very easy to pick up under the microscope. One looks for big cells called histiocytes that are filled with pigment. Ischemic bowels looks very different, with slightly more subtle findings. If you have significant doubt about a pathology test, though, you should ask for a second opinion, especially for a cancer diagnosis. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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Are there any natural ways to treat ischemic bowel disease?

Are there any natural ways to treat ischemic bowel disease?

I'll try to explain: Ischemic disease is from the build up of sludge or blockages in the arteries of the body over a lifetime. This happens in all of the arteries, the heart, the intestines, the legs etc. Too much blockage leads to too little blood flow and produces symptoms of pain etc. First step in therapy is hydration, but, there is a mechanical blockage that is not able to be reversed by anything we now know. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to treat ischemic bowel disease?

I'll try to explain: Ischemic disease is from the build up of sludge or blockages in the arteries of the body over a lifetime. This happens in all of the arteries, the heart, the intestines, the legs etc. Too much blockage leads to too little blood flow and produces symptoms of pain etc. First step in therapy is hydration, but, there is a mechanical blockage that is not able to be reversed by anything we now know. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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Why would an ostomy bag be put in for ischemic bowel?

For patient safety: Ischemic bowel means the blood flow to the bowel is decreased enough to cause symptoms; in this case, surgery was needed to remove affected bowel. Reconnecting the bowel was considered too risky by the surgeon, who placed a stoma for the patient's safety. The patient's recuperation and general medical status will affect whether the stoma can be closed or will be permanent. ...Read more

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I would like to know the diff. Between melanosa coli(i have it) and ischemic bowel. I mean, did the pathologists even consider if have ischmic bowel -?

Easy to see: Melanosis coli is very easy to pick up under the microscope. One looks for big cells called histiocytes that are filled with pigment. Ischemic bowels looks very different, with slightly more subtle findings. If you have significant doubt about a pathology test, though, you should ask for a second opinion, especially for a cancer diagnosis. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease?

What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease?

Parse the words: Chronic = long-standing. Microvascular = small blood vessel. Ischemic = insufficient blood flow. Technically such a condition can affect any organ in the body but this condition gets most attention due to neurologic involvement. Certain genetic & environmental factors contribute to this condition--that is, there is more than one cause. ...Read more

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What is chronic periventricular white matter microvascular ischemic disease?

What is chronic periventricular white matter microvascular ischemic disease?

Patchy insulation: Chronic means this process has been going on for years in the brain. White matter is the part of the brain where the "communication cables" are, and they are "white" because of myelin insulation. The ventricles are fluid-filled "shock absorber" spaces inside the brain. Ischemic means they have been deprived oxygen, microvascular means in tiny blood vessels. Mini-stroke strips off some insulation. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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What are the symptoms of chronic small vessl ischemic disease?

What are the symptoms of chronic small vessl ischemic disease?

It depends: There may be no symptoms. Otherwise the symptoms depend on the area of the brain involved with the ischemia. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
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Cover nose and mouth
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Avoid unnecessary contact
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Alert providers of contagion
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What is chronic white matter ischemic disease?

What is chronic white matter ischemic disease?

Lack of blood deep : In the brain. This condition is most commonly seen in individuals with one or all of the following: 1. Hypertension 2. Diabetes 3. Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) 4. Cigarette smoking 5. Family history of stroke of course there are others but these are most important. Please meet with your neurologist to discuss why and what you can do to help your situation. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Brain scan says possible minor ischemic disease?

Brain scan says possible minor ischemic disease?

Maybe, maybe not: I assume the scan was a mri. I also assume you have had no symptoms of a stroke. This is not uncommon. You should have the MRI abnormality investigated, but the causes may include migraine, hypertension, and demyelination from any number of causes. The abnormality is likely a warning sign of an underlying process that needs to be addressed. Have your physician refer you for evaluation. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more