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Doctor insights on: Ultrasound Arteriography Screening Mesenteric Ischemia

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Could duplex ultrasound replace arteriography in screening for mesenteric ischemia?

Could duplex ultrasound replace arteriography in screening for mesenteric ischemia?

No screening: There is nothing called screening for mesenteric stenosis. If you have no symptoms then you no need to screen for occlusion. If you have chronic symptoms then duplex ultrasound is a good starting test but has a lot of limitations. In cases of acute ischemia then ct scan is best to start with. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more


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What is the best way to diagnose chronic mesenteric ischemia? What are solutions for someone diagnosed?

What is the best way to diagnose chronic mesenteric ischemia? What are solutions for someone diagnosed?

Imaging: mesenteric imaging, Ultrasound, MRangio or standard angiography can make this diagnosis. Clinically patients with mesenteric ischemia are thin, avoid food as it causes pain, have bruit over abdomen. Once diagnosed, stents can be very helpful to treat. Open surgery is occasionally needed to increase blood supply to bowel. Avoiding bowel ischemia is essential. Ischemic bowel has HIGH mortality. ...Read more

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What is mesenteric ischemia?

What is mesenteric ischemia?

Intestinal angina.: Mesenteric ischemia occurs when the blood supply to the intestine is insufficient to maintain it's normal function. When acute, it may lead to infarction of the intestine, which is life-threatening. When chronic, it may cause a nagging intense pain after eating, analogous to angina. ...Read more

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Should someone with mesenteric ischemia follow a specific diet?

Should someone with mesenteric ischemia follow a specific diet?

Limit calories/ fat: Control calories: eat quality fat eat the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein avoid fad diets: eat a well-rounded diet instead. Eat small, frequent meals. Avoid large and heavy meals. Limit cholesterol in diet: limit iron intake: eat enough dietary fiber: whole grains are best. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable. Reduce salt. ...Read more

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What dietary changes are recommended for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

Limit calories/ fat: Control calories: eat quality fat eat the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein avoid fad diets: eat a well-rounded diet instead. Eat small, frequent meals. Avoid large and heavy meals. Limit cholesterol in diet: limit iron intake: eat enough dietary fiber: whole grains are best. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable. Reduce salt. ...Read more

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Can chronic mesenteric ischemia cause pancreatic insuffiency?

No.: Chronic mesenteric ischemia (cmi) occurs because of poor blood flow to the intestines, classically needing 2 out of 3 blood vessels to the gut with a significant narrowing. The usual symptoms of cmi are abdominal pain after meals, unintended weight loss, and a "fear of eating." the pancreas has such a rich blood supply that poor blood flow to it is not usually a problem. ...Read more

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What healthy diet foods would be for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

What healthy diet foods would be for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

Low fat diet: Mesenteric ischemia is typically caused by atherosclerosis of arteries supplying blood to the intestines. A low fat diet may help prevent progression of atherosclerosis. Small meals may make it less likely you will get ischemia and pain with eating. ...Read more

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My aunt has mesenteric ischemia, she can not have any procedures done to fix cause of her age 93 her doctor said. She always has pain, what can I do?

Palliation: There are a variety of minimally invasive procedures (angioplasy and stenting) for certain types of mesenteric ischemia, however any procedure in a 93 year old is dangerous and needs to be viewed in terms of risk and benefit. The key is to find a physician you trust and discuss all your options. ...Read more

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What is a healthy diet for someone with mesenteric ischemia? What is easiest to digest?

What is a healthy diet for someone with mesenteric ischemia? What is easiest to digest?

Complex: Mesenteric ischemia is a blood supply problem with the interstinal tract. It indicates blockages in the arteries that supply blood to the small and large intestine. It is often found in people with heart disease with coronary artery disease. The best diet is low fat, low sodium with mostly vegetables, fruits, and legumes with small amounts of beef, and minimal fried foods. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

Ischemia is a symptom in which a person does not have enough blood supply to a part of the body, making that part of the body "ischemic". For example, in a heart attack, a coronary artery is blocked so blood cannot get to the heart muscle beyond the blockage point. The heart muscle lacking ...Read more