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Medicine For Intestinal Ischemia
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
I have weak intestine sometimes having stool as if of diarrhoea, I am taking medicines. Tell me the diet for early recovery.
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
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
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
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 medicine, green power. Every morning I wake up rush to toilet, never solid. Help! Recommend medicine
Many symptoms: Not sure what your question is. Please clarify and resubmit question so we can help you. ...Read more
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
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.
Large Intestine gets inflamed, red due to Turmeric (used for external Piles)enter in intestine, After Cleaning, Is this Self Treated or need Medicines?
Can a medicine that is supposed to increase water in the intestine cause joint and bone pain? Not listed as a side effect for amitiza (lubiprostone).
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