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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. Pam Yoder
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Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...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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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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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?

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?

Mesenteric Ischemia: Presumably your aunt was evaluated by a board certified vascular surgeon and determined to not be a candidate for a mesenteric reconstruction by open bypass or by angioplasty and stenting. If this is the case, then I agree with palliation being the only other option. Unfortunately not everything and not everyone can be fixed. ...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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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 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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What is mesenteric ischemia and want causes it?

Bowel ischaemia: Inadequate blood supply to bowel.

Causes - emboli phenomenon
- mesenteric artery thrombosis
- hypotension
- drugs e.g. Vasopressors, ergotamines, coccaine and digitalis
- mesenteric venous thrombosis ...Read more

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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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I have malabsorption because of mesenteric ischemia/pancreatic insuf. I have vitamin d deficency are there other vitamins I should be tested for?

I have malabsorption because of mesenteric ischemia/pancreatic insuf. I have vitamin d deficency are there other vitamins I should be tested for?

B vitamins: You may also have trouble actually absorbing any of your vitamins. There is a lab that tests for all vitamins, their name is spectracell, you should find a doctor who uses that and see if you can have your nutritional status tests. ...Read more

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Not overweight, healthy diet, EF 55%, LV normal size & function, BP 119/63, (sob) stress results moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical wall mostly reversible. Cath scheduled in 4 days. How bad?

Not overweight, healthy diet, EF 55%, LV normal size & function, BP 119/63, (sob) stress results moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical wall mostly reversible. Cath scheduled in 4 days. How bad?

Cardiac response: This clearly concerns me but you are doing the right thing and dealing with the problem urgently. Catheterization is definitely recommended. Unfortunately Cardiac disease also has a strong genetic component that may be present. Is your cholesterol normal and are you exercising adequately? Hopefully, you are also consulting with a cardiologist as well. ...Read more

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I know that diet & exercise for slow healthy weight loss is best, but is there a fast healthy diet for the holidays? I'm looking at "the digest diet" book or atkins.

I know that diet & exercise for slow healthy weight loss is best, but is there a fast healthy diet for the holidays? I'm looking at "the digest diet" book or atkins.

Diet wrong term!: You mean life-style change. For people with an apple build, nothing beats a low-carb/ low-glycemic index diet. For pears, low calorie, gih fiber diets are thec best. For quick weight loss, low calorie will produce short term results, but with hypocaloric weight loss, you lose one pound of muscle per three pounds of fat. It becomes harder to get back the muscle and keep of the fat. ...Read more

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Can having a normally healthy diet make it more difficult to digest fat?

Can having a normally healthy diet make it more difficult to digest fat?

Digestion help: A healthy diet doesn't not make fat digestion more difficult. If you've suddenly increased fruits and veggies in your diet, you intestines are working overtime to digest them. Add a good quality probiotic at bedtime and take 1-3 digestive enzymes with each meal. You can get these at a health food store. Be sure to drink adequate water because this helps your intestines break down the foods. ...Read more

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My stomach feels messed up everyday. I eat healthy I have normal digestion & I stay active. Why can't my stomach just not hurt?

My stomach feels messed up everyday. I eat healthy I have normal digestion & I stay active. Why can't my stomach just not hurt?

Stomach ache: Time to see your doc for an evaluation. It could be any number of things and more information is needed to tease out the answer. When you see your doc be prepared to give an accurate detailing of your exact diet, including fluids, as well as frequency and quality of bowel movements. I recommend keeping a diary, detailing your daily intake of food and fluids and timing of pain to bring with you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if somebody has cmi? What's the difference between chronic mesenteric or myocardial ischemia?

What does it mean if somebody has cmi? What's the difference between chronic mesenteric or myocardial ischemia?

Poor circulation: Cmi could mean chronic mesenteric insufficiency. Ischemia means poor circulation. If it involves the heart it is called myocardial ischemia and if it is the gut it is called mesenteric. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mesenteric adenitis what is the quickest way to get over this? Also will it cause me to not digest food properly?

I was diagnosed with mesenteric adenitis what is the quickest way to get over this? Also will it cause me to not digest food properly?

Mesenteric adenitis: This condition, where the lymph nodes in the abdomen are swollen, does not have a specific "cure", and thus not really any specific ways to get over it "quickest". You have to go with the old fashioned advice of getting extra rest, reducing stress, increase water intake. And yes, because the inflammation of the nodes occurs close to the intestines, it is not unusual for digestion problems to occur. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute mesenteric ischaemia & mesenteric vascular occlusion?

What is the difference between acute mesenteric ischaemia & mesenteric vascular occlusion?

Ischemia/occlusion: Ischemia is poor blood supply to the affected organ and occlusion is no blood supply. Both are serious and need immediate treatment. See a vascular surgeon immediately. All the best. ...Read more

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What are easy meal suggestions for a heart-healthy diet?

What are easy meal suggestions for a heart-healthy diet?

Loads of ideas: Check www. Choosemyplate. Gov, foodnetwork. Com, WWW. Health. Com, allrecipes. Com, www. Bhg. Com, www. Eating well. Com, www. Cookinglight. Com, www. Foodnetwork. Com and others for food info & healthy meal and recipes ideas. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some easy meals for a heart healthy diet?

Could you tell me what are some easy meals for a heart healthy diet?

Low fat simple carb: You should consult a dietitian. Low saturated fat, simple carbs like broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, green beans etc, whole wheat bread, grains like beans oat meal, baked fish and chicken, avoid fry food and sodas, high potassium, high calcium and vit d3. Personally, I will reduced red meat. ...Read more

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I am on a college budget, what is a cheap, easy, filling, and healthy diet plan I can follow (ie. Not ramen noodles).?

I am on a college budget, what is a cheap, easy, filling, and healthy diet plan I can follow (ie. Not ramen noodles).?

Cheap and easy: I am a fan of weight watchers but it does cost something per month. Basically you should eat all types of foods, watch your portions (very important), eat more vegetables and fruits, stay away from fast food or packaged food, and most importantly, exercise. Even going for a long walk is exercise. Don't forget a multivitamin each day. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a healthy diet for someone with an underactive thyroid?

What is a healthy diet for someone with an underactive thyroid?

No special changes.: No need to alter your diet for hypothyroidism. Eat a healthy balanced diet like you normally should. ...Read more

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I am 21 what is a healthy diet I can stick too?

I am 21 what is a healthy diet I can stick too?

Agree w Dr. Baker: Check www. Choosemyplate. Gov, foodnetwork. Com, WWW. Health. Com, allrecipes. Com, www. Bhg. Com, www. Eating well. Com, www. Cookinglight. Com, www. Foodnetwork. Com and others for food info & healthy meal and recipes ideas. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

What is a good healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

Healthy eating: Many diets have been tested for crohn's, but there is no evidence to support any particular diet. However, some with crohn's develop intestinal strictures or narrowing. If you do, a low roughage diet is important because undigested food like corn kernels or celery strings can get trapped in a stricture and cause pain or a blockage. Some also malabsorb specific nutrients so check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good, healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

What is a good, healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

Depends: On disease activity, location of disease and complications (ie strictures). A well balanced diet is high recommended; but depending on your disease you may have difficulty tolerating large amounts of fiber. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe addand depression. I used a healthy diet for someone with add and depression?

What to do if I have severe addand depression. I used a healthy diet for someone with add and depression?

ADD and Depression: It is a very common association. In fact, it is possible that if you are not treated for ADD, you will develop depression. The reason is that the neurotransmitters involved in ADD (adrenaline and noradrenaline) are precursors of the neurotransmitters involved in depression (dopamine and serotonin). A diet to improve the precursors of neurotransmitters will have Amino Acids involved in the process. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Mesentery (Definition)

1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold certain organs of the abdominal viscera. 2. A fold of the peritoneum that connects the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops ...Read more