Ischemic Bowel Diseases

Ischemic bowel disease results from inadequate flow of oxygenated blood to the intestines. The extent of ischemic bowel disease can range from mild to severe based on the amount of damage from lack of oxygenated blood. This is a potentially serious condition and immediate medical care. The sooner ischemic bowel disease is treated, the more favorable the outcome. Intestinal ischemia and infarction is damage to (ischemia) or death of (infarction) part of the intestine. It is due to a decrease in the blood supply to the area. Ischemic colitis (IC) is inflammation of the large intestine (colon). It occurs when for one reason or another, not enough blood flows to the colon. Intestinal ischemia is a serious condition that can result in death if not treated promptly. The outlook depends on the cause. Prompt treatment can lead to a good outcome.

Ischemic bowel disease occurs when an artery that supplies blood becomes blocked or narrowed. There are several possible causes of ischemic bowel disease, including: Blockage in the arteries due to a tumor or blood clot.  The treatment can be misdiagnosed because it can easily be confused with other digestive problems. Ischemic colitis may heal on its own. But you may need medication to treat ischemic colitis or prevent infection, or you may need surgery if your colon has been damaged.

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