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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

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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Hi my dad had recently passed from ischemic bowel or atrial fibrillation. Please tell me some symptoms of these diseases thanks so much?

Hi my dad had recently passed from ischemic bowel or atrial fibrillation. Please tell me some symptoms of these diseases thanks so much?

Ischemic bowel: Belly pain, bloody stools, shock. AF may have no Sx. Most common would be irregular heart beats. Do they think he flipped an embolous from Atria to bowel artery? ...Read more

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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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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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What's drug of choice in pat. With acute migraine and ischemic heart disease?

What's drug of choice in pat. With acute migraine and ischemic heart disease?

Thanks for asking!: This is a tough situation. You cannot use either triptans or ergots. So may have to use nasaids, fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) or so. ...Read more

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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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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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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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My MRI report says I have chronic microvascular ischemic disease with scattered lacunar infarcts. Could you explain what this means, please?

My MRI report says I have chronic microvascular ischemic disease with scattered lacunar infarcts. Could you explain what this means, please?

WMC: White matter changes in MRI is non-specific, but mostly is due to insufficiency of very small vessels in brain of people with high blood pressure or diabetes.
Small strokes causes lacunar infarcts.
Please discuss it with pcp. ...Read more

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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 small vessel ischemic disease and can it be treated?

What is chronic small vessel ischemic disease and can it be treated?

Misnomer: Great question. Ther is no chronic sm vessel ishchemic disease. It is invented by radiologists. It does not have treatment. ...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

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Is there a correlation between chronic microvascular ischemic disease and anemia?

Is there a correlation between chronic microvascular ischemic disease and anemia?

Only in the sense: That a patient with severe small vessel disease may be chronically ill. I would not directly relate the anemia without sorting out potentially reversible causes. ...Read more

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Do symptoms with microvascular ischemic disease of brain return once they are gone?

Do symptoms with microvascular ischemic disease of brain return once they are gone?

Can return: Ischemic microvascular of the brain is usually a radiologic description of certain findings on ct or mri. These findings are typically seen in pts. With poorly controlled hypertension and/or diabetes mellitus. Symptoms can return/worsen if the underlying risk factors are not addressed. Though the imaging abnormalites rarely return to normal, treatment can prevent progression. ...Read more

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What is meant by ischaemic heart disease?

What is meant by ischaemic heart disease?

Not enough blood: Ischemic heart disease is when there is a partial blockage in the coronary arteries (which supply the heart muscle with blood). This blockage reduces the flow of blood to the point where the coronary arteries cannot meet the demand of the heart muscle with enough oxygen-rich blood. ...Read more

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Can a person whom sufferred from ischaemic heart disease be saved?

Can a person whom sufferred from ischaemic heart disease be saved?

Revascularization: If appropriate and medications & close follow up with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can you describe ischemic heart disease?

Can you describe ischemic heart disease?

Ischemic Heart Disea: Ischemic heart disease is caused by blockage of coronary arteries causing angina or chest pain due to exsertion or a heart attack where pt gets irreversible damage to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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How is ischemic heart disease diagnosed?

How is ischemic heart disease diagnosed?

Isch heart disease: With a proper history, physical exam, and diagnostic testing that would likely include an ekg. Additional testing might include a stress test, non-invasive coronary artery imaging (like with ct scan or mri), or invasive coronary imaging (cardiac catheterization). A lipid panel would also play a role in assessing and reducing risk of ischemic heart disease. ...Read more

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Do you know what ischemic heart disease is cauused by?

Do you know what ischemic heart disease is cauused by?

Coronary: Artery disease (blockages) which ultimately lead to heart attack ...Read more

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Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

See comments: Are you referring to radiology reading of an MRI of brain? In elderly, often thought that white matter lesions are associated with "microvascular angiopathy", sign of potential atherosclerosis. Maybe potential stroke risk, especially lacunar infarct, but not straightforwards. Your physician needs to assess stroke risk. Spots more likely from migraine or prior injury. ...Read more

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Can a person encountering ischaemic heart disease be saved?

Heart disease: Many people do well despite having ischemic heart disease. It requires taking care of self including diet, exercise, good medical care. ...Read more

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Veterans administration what is the compensation for ischemic heart disease?

Veterans administration what is the compensation for ischemic heart disease?

Depends on severity: VA Compensation for any disability has to be 1st deemed 'Service connected (SC). Once established as SC, veterans are eligible for compensation, which is based on severity. Chest xrays, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram are a few of the main tests that determine severity of the heart disease. The results of the testing determine what the compensation is. Heart attacks obviously rate high. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the recommended vitamins and herbs for ischemic heart disease?

I was wondering what are the recommended vitamins and herbs for ischemic heart disease?

Heart disease: Many nutrients can help the heart. Co q10 is important. You should consider micro nutrient testing to determine any deficiencies. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how ischaemic heart disease and CAD differ?

Can you please tell me how ischaemic heart disease and CAD differ?

Progression: Early atherosclerosis may be asymptomatic.
As it progresses and blocks coronaries, the heart gets unhappy with stress, exercize, work, etc and poor flow, decreased oxygen delivery to the heart cells and that is called ischemia and is angina or heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease?

What is the difference between an atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease?

General vs in heart: Atherosclerosis means "hardening [or calcification] of the arteries." cholesterol makes "plaque" that often calcifies. When large enough it can cause a decrease in blood flow through the artery, or "ischemia." it can occur in any artery, but when it happens in the arteries of the heart, it is known as 'ischemic heart disease' or atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Had an MRI that showed chronic small vessel ischemic disease -- is this a precursor to dementia?

Had an MRI that showed chronic small vessel ischemic disease -- is this a precursor to dementia?

Precursor for nothin: That's a phrase used by radiologists reading MRI's & doesn't specify any particular process. Is seen as part of the normal aging process as well as part of expected findings in people who have been diagnosed and are being treated for diabetes, high cholesterol, smokers, and those with high blood pressure. Cannot predict dementia by any means. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as having ischemic heart disease, but I have had an angiogram which was clear. What do I do now?

I have been diagnosed as having ischemic heart disease, but I have had an angiogram which was clear. What do I do now?

Talk to your doctor.: You are as confused as I am. There is likely a good explanation for the apparent conflict, but it will be individualized. There needs to be some clarification with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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The MRI show ischemic demyelination secondary to small vessel disease. What cause this and what type or treatment are?

The MRI show ischemic demyelination secondary to small vessel disease. What cause this and what type or treatment are?

My interpretation: Will answer generically, and state that you could have a disorder termed Binswanger's disease, which is most often associated with hypertension. Such MRI changes may be seen with head trauma, cigarette smoking, aging, etc. ...Read more

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Last stage. Copd. Pluse langerhans cell histiocytosis with lungs. Also microvascular ischemic disease. What should I expect its my husband?

Last stage. Copd. Pluse langerhans cell histiocytosis with lungs. Also microvascular ischemic disease. What should I expect its my husband?

End stage COPD: Your husband, unfortunately, has both severe lung disease and a bad heart. His exercise capacity must be very low. You did not mention hospice care, but his long-term prognosis is not good. ...Read more

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How does nifedipine worsen ischemic heart disease?

How does nifedipine worsen ischemic heart disease?

Reflex: It causes a reflex tachycardia if it's not prescribed with a second med to hold down heart rate. Tachycardia (increased heart rate) is harmful when the heart is not receiving adequate circulation (ischemic heart disease). ...Read more

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Is transient ischemic attack a ischemic heart disease?

Is transient ischemic attack a ischemic heart disease?

No: It is an ischemic cerebrovascular disease. However, someone who has one is at much higher risk of having both than someone who has neither. ...Read more

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What are the recommended vitamins and herbs to take for ischemic heart disease?

What are the recommended vitamins and herbs to take for ischemic heart disease?

Magnesium: Magnesium has over 300 functions in humans. One function is muscle relaxation through its opposing effect on calcium (like a calcium channel blocker). The blood vessels feeding the heart are lined by muscle. With magnesium the blood vessels dilate and thus can bring more oxygen to the heart, which relieves ischemia. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an atheroma, atherosclerosis, and ischemic heart disease?

What are the differences between an atheroma, atherosclerosis, and ischemic heart disease?

Definitions: Atherosclerosis descrinbes the pathological process involving the arteries anywhere in the body whereby plaques (usually consisting of inflammatory cells, cholesterol, etc,) form. An atheroma is one of those plaques. Ischemic heart disease describes a condition whereby heart muscle is not recieving adequate oxygen. This is most commonly from atheromas in the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Close: The way I define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart. Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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