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What causes ischemic colitis and how do u treat it?

Rx the cause. Marathon runners may develop ischemic colitis with bloody diarrhea simply from the blood supply being diverted during exercise. This self-heals. More often, vascular disease of the superior and inferior mesenteric arterial system, such as atherosclerosis, underlies this problem. Your physician can tell you the likely cause, which perhaps is treatable. Good luck. Read more...
Low flow. This can result when the flow of blood and nutrients to the intestines is less than what is needed. This can occur when the intestines have higher than usual needs as with infections often associated with diarhea. This can also occur when the flow is low from an arterial blockage or from dehydration or low blood pressure. Initial treatment is bowel rest, if severe surgery may be needed. Read more...

Can glass shards cause ischemic colitis?

Possible. I am not sure why you are asking this question. However, i would not intentionally eat them. Glass shards could theoretically cause this condition by ulceration, perforation and transection but that is highly unlikely withtout causing signficantly greater damage prior to that. Read more...

What could cause ischemic colitis and renal dysfunction?

See below. Hard to answer in this short forum. Ischemic colitis is from low blood flow to the colon. Ischemic colitis can cause bacteremia or sepsis resulting in stress on the kidneys, and also a possible dehydration component. Also if a person has low blood flow to the intestine, the same low blood flow process could also be affecting the kidneys (atherosclerosis) with resulting renal dysfunction. Read more...

How could I have ischemic colitis at age 28?

Very unusual. Ischemic colitis typically affect the older population with intrinsic vascular disease and secondary factors such as tobacco use, dehydration (in sufficient intake or due to medication). It can also happen at times as a complication with certain procedures. Work with your doctor, make sure it is the proper diagnosis. Read more...

What readily contributes to the development of ischemic colitis?

Blockage in arteries. Ischemic colitis is inflammation and damage to parts of the intestine due to inadequate blood flow to those areas. When cholesterol plaques build up in arteries or when they break apart in arteries, blockage to blood flow occurs. Depending on where the arteries lead to, results of blockage are ischemic colitis (intestines), strokes (brain), heart attacks (heart muscle), claudication (legs), etc... Read more...
Low blood flow. Ischemia is due in general to inadequate circulation colitis relates to the colon large bowel large or small blood vessel obstruction, thrombosis, embolism and some spastic vascular situations may cause ischemic bowel. Read more...