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Doctor insights on: What Is Ischemic Bowel Disease

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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

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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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