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Medicine For 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
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
Hi my dad had recently passed from ischemic bowel or atrial fibrillation. Please tell me some symptoms of these diseases thanks so much?
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
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
After 20cm colon resection:transmural infarction with foci of suppurative inflammation and acute serositis+ischemic bowel. What possible reason fr that?
Lack of blood deep:
In the brain. This condition is most commonly seen in individuals with one or all of the following:
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
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
My MRI report says I have chronic microvascular ischemic disease with scattered lacunar infarcts. Could you explain what this means, please?
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
Misnomer: Great question. Ther is no chronic sm vessel ishchemic disease. It is invented by radiologists. It does not have treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
Revascularization: If appropriate and medications & close follow up with a cardiologist. ...Read more
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
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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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
Heart disease: Many nutrients can help the heart. Co q10 is important. You should consider micro nutrient testing to determine any deficiencies. ...Read more
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
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
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
The MRI show ischemic demyelination secondary to small vessel disease. What cause this and what type or treatment are?
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
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
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
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
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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