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What is the significance of intestinal ischemia?

What is the significance of intestinal ischemia?

Fatal: Ischemia anywhere in the body is usually very bad -- and ischemia involving a major internal organs such as bowel can be fatal if not intervened straightaway --. ...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


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Why do some people get intestinal ischemia and others don't?

Why do some people get intestinal ischemia and others don't?

Depends: Usually ischemia of the bowel is associated with low blood flow from dehydration, however most commonly occurs in the elderly who have peripheral vascular disease or narrowing of the vessels and when their blood pressure drops for numerous reasons, there is inadequate blood flow to the bowels. Acute weight loss or blood clots can also cause this. It is a serious condition and potentially life thre. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: intestinal ischemia?

What is the definition or description of: intestinal ischemia?

Lack of blood: Intestinal ischemia is loss of blood supply to a section of intestine. It is caused either by blood clotting in place or a blood clot from the heart breaking off and lodging in an artery to a section of intestine. Either cause can lead to gangrene (death) of a section of intestine. This can be an emergency leading to death if the dead section of intestine is not removed soon. ...Read more

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Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects intestinal ischemia? What is required to diagnose?

Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects intestinal ischemia? What is required to diagnose?

Could be serious: Intestinal ischemia can present in several ways. Acute intestinal ischemia is usually an emergency. You seem to be asking about chronic ischemia which can be an elusive diagnosis to clinch. Those with true intestinal ischemia have "fear of food" so extreme that they won't eat, and lose significant weight. Intestinal blood vessels must be imaged for diagnosis: ct, mri, and angiography may be used. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments (diatary supplements) that help with intestinal ischemia?

Are there any natural treatments (diatary supplements) that help with intestinal ischemia?

Not really...: Intestinal ischemia is caused by blockage of the arteries leading to the intestine, usually due to atherosclerosis. If it is you that you are asking about, atherosclerosis would be very unusual at your age, but fibro-muscular dysplasia (fmd) could be the cause. Angioplasty or stents can be inserted to treat this with a minimally invasive approach. Don't know of any natural suppl's that will help. ...Read more

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Calcified abd aorta and common iliac arteries, 60% ostial stenosis of coeliac trunk, bloating, abd pain, can't gain weight. Intestinal ischemia?

Calcified abd aorta and common iliac arteries, 60% ostial stenosis of coeliac trunk, bloating, abd pain, can't gain weight. Intestinal ischemia?

Yes: From the descriptions on the question I strongly believe you have intestinal ischemia and atherosclerotic vascular disease. Need to to be aggressive ib treatment for reversal of atherosclerosis. Check lipids get on a good regime of cholesterol lowering treatment. See a physician specializing in lipid manangement ...Read more

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How is bowel ischaemia treated?

How is bowel ischaemia treated?

Surgery: Depend what cause the ischemia and for how long the ischemia lasted
if caught early we might be able to restore the circulation to the bowels by embolectomy. Or by lysing the clot.
if not surgery will allow the removal of all dead guts, but if the problem is the entire small bowel most likely that will not be compatible with life unless the patient lives on TPN total venous nutrition, which is hard. ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain a usual symptom of intestinal ischemia?

Is abdominal pain a usual symptom of intestinal ischemia?

Intestinal Ischemia: Symptoms of acute intestinal ischemia: sudden abdominal pain that may range from mild to severe; an urgent need to have a bowel movement:
frequent, forceful bowel movements; tenderness or swelling in the abdomen;
blood in your stool;
nausea or vomiting or both ;
fever. ...Read more

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Can slurred speech from ischemia be cured with medicine/exercise?

Can slurred speech from ischemia be cured with medicine/exercise?

Possibly: With speech therapy the brain re-wires around the damaged area. There may be residual but usually some recovery with meds and therapy. ...Read more

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Can drugs for high blood pressure lead to ischemia?

Can drugs for high blood pressure lead to ischemia?

Depends: Some drugs affect the autonomic (automatic) nervous system and it is theoretically possible to ifluence the micro circulation. Geneally speaking ----no. ...Read more

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Please tell me can drugs for high blood pressure cause ischemia?

Please tell me can drugs for high blood pressure cause ischemia?

Very rare: Only rarely. Hydralazine, nifedipine, and minoxidil - if given without a beta blocker - can cause reflex tachycardia which, in a marginally compensated person, could result in ischemia. It doesn't happen often. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a medicine against high blood pressure can cause ischemia in an obese person?

Probably not: I suggest to you that the obesity is the "bad guy" and not the med. The widespread obesity is simply a reflection on lousy diet and all the sugary stuff is deadly. Even diet drinks get into the act because the organ that suffers most is the brain. See my blog, "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more

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THE RESULT OF MY ECG IS THIS " SEPTAL WALL ISCHEMIA C- IRBBB" WHAT DOES IT MINS. I AM TAKING RIFAMPICINE DRUG, MY DOCTOR SAID NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

THE RESULT OF MY ECG IS THIS " SEPTAL WALL ISCHEMIA C- IRBBB" WHAT DOES IT MINS. I AM TAKING RIFAMPICINE DRUG, MY DOCTOR SAID NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

ECG: At 28y the changes mentioned are unlikely to be from ischemia. Without knowing the patient and seeing the data however, that statement is the most we can make. Your doctor should have enough information to advise you better. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for internal/intestinal parasites?

What is a good medicine for internal/intestinal parasites?

Too general: We only have 400 characters to answer this question. Please resubmit and let us know the specific parasitic infection in question. ...Read more

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Can there be any medicine for IBS or an inflamed intestine?

Can there be any medicine for IBS or an inflamed intestine?

Individualized: Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If I think that I have intestinal permeability (IP), is it safe to take the medicine prescribed to me for H. Pylori or should I fix the IP first?

If I think that I have intestinal permeability (IP), is it safe to take the medicine prescribed to me for H. Pylori or should I fix the IP first?

Plan: You have to take medicine that prescribed to you by your doctor who knows all your medical condition. And take probiotics as well. It should work for all problems. ...Read more

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A new drug a modified version of niclosamide, that treats intestinal parasites, could be the key to reversing type 2 diab. Can it be taken by a diabetic?

A new drug a modified version of niclosamide, that treats intestinal parasites, could be the key to reversing type 2 diab. Can it be taken by a diabetic?

Be cautious: This drug was effective in mice. Many treatments that work in mice are not effective in humans. This drug uncouples oxidative phosphorylation, the basic mechanism cells use to generate energy/ATP. In theory, this could cause you to waste energy and lose weight. Years ago, DNP (dinitrophenol) was used to do this and it caused weight loss but also killed people. Best follow your doc's instructions ...Read more

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For a person with parkinson's, what is the best medicine for intestinal cramps?

For a person with parkinson's, what is the best medicine for intestinal cramps?

It depends...: For constipation, metamucil (bulking fiber) + stool softener is a good daily regimen. For intestinal spasm, Hyoscyamine can cut excess saliva/ drooling and reduce spasm. For nausea, consider ondansetron, dimenhydrinate, or promethazine. For bloating/ gas pain/ gastritis, simethicone +/- antacid liquid works well. Ask your neurologist for a med regimen tailored for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have weak intestine sometimes having stool as if of diarrhoea, I am taking medicines. Tell me the diet for early recovery.

I have weak intestine sometimes having stool as if of diarrhoea, I am taking medicines. Tell me the diet for early recovery.

Exam/testing: No secret here: get a full physicial and blood testing. You may be developing an irritable bowel syndrome or food intolerance. Make an appintment for evaluation. ...Read more

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All the medicines are absorbed in blood stream through small intestine? How it reaches its destination?

All the medicines are absorbed in blood stream through small intestine? How it reaches its destination?

No, most though: Several such as suboxone are set up to be absorbed directly from the inside of the mouth. It goes against the 2nd law of thermodynamics for drugs to "run directly to a spot". They diffuse like a drop of ink in water. For more detail on this. A directed question to me, the only MD PhD pharmacologist would be good. ...Read more

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What to do if I have read that allergies is cause by candida on the intestine walls. What medicine is effective in killing candida (fungi)?

What to do if I have read that allergies is cause by candida on the intestine walls. What medicine is effective in killing candida (fungi)?

Be more discerning: You're an adult and I hope that you don't actually believe everything that you read. This is not only obviously false (why do different people get different allergies? Why don't pathologists such as myself ever see candida there? Why don't drugs that really kill candida reverse allergies?) -- it's a cruel scam. Read the blogs -- there are plenty of remedies but no one is ever cured. ...Read more

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It's almost 2 years I'm on Propranolol 10 and Citalopram 20. I have severe intestinal flatulence because of them (I think). Is there any drug to take?

It's almost 2 years I'm on Propranolol 10 and Citalopram 20. I have severe intestinal flatulence because of them (I think). Is there any drug to take?

Not related....: There should be other reasons for that.......food, H Pylori, Lactose intolerance, Pancreatic insufficiency, poor combination of food ...Read more

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Intestine or stomach? I used to take bone-growing product for three months. Every morning I wake up rush to wc, never solid. Help! Recommend medicine

Intestine or stomach? I used to take bone-growing product for three months. Every morning I wake up rush to wc, never solid. Help! Recommend medicine

Diarrhea: It is impossible to know what was in the bone growing product you were taking. Start by seeing a gastroenterologist and get some stool cultures to rule out bacterial, amoebic or fungal infection. ...Read more

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Intestinal spasms frequently lately. Would a CT scan w/out contrast show problems? Afraid of contrast due to several drug allergies.

Intestinal spasms frequently lately. Would a CT scan w/out contrast show problems? Afraid of contrast due to several drug allergies.

Maybe: Ct without contrast can show some problems, but it is much more sensitive with contrast. Oral contrast particularly helps with intestinal evaluation, but IV can also be of benefit. Definitely get evaluated by a doctor first to see if they think you would benefit from a scan at all. And perhaps consider discussing your allergy concerns with an allergist. ...Read more

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Cramps on right of navel after meal along with pain on back at same and pain on right upperhalf of abdomen. Recently ended medicine of intestinal TB.

Cramps on right of navel after meal along with pain on back at same and pain on right upperhalf of abdomen. Recently ended medicine of intestinal TB.

Interesting: Given proximity of symptoms to mealtimes, suspect gallstones, however pancreatitis can be caused by tb medicines. You need liver function tests, comprehensive metabolic panel and complete blood count as well as exam. See dr asap ...Read more

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Large Intestine gets inflamed, red due to Turmeric (used for external Piles)enter in intestine, After Cleaning, Is this Self Treated or need Medicines?

Large Intestine gets inflamed, red due to Turmeric (used for external Piles)enter in intestine, After Cleaning, Is this Self Treated or need Medicines?

How do you know: Your "intestine is inflamed"? Or is "red"?
Turmeric at any rate is yellow and is actually something that when taken orally can reduce intestinal inflammation. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Intestinal Ischemia (Definition)

Intestinal ischemia is loss of blood supply to a section of intestine. It is caused either by blood clotting in place or a blood clot from the heart breaking off and lodging in an artery to a section of intestine. Either cause can lead to gangrene (death) of a section of intestine. This can be an emergency leading to death if the dead section of intestine ...Read more


Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

Used to describe inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to an extremity, an organ, or brain which ...Read more