Women smokers are more prone to developing abdominal angina.
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Angina is a form of pain and discomfort that occurs as a result of a particular organ or muscle receiving less amount of oxygen from the blood. The condition lasts for about 10-15 minutes. It has been observed that people who smoke cigarettes, especially women, are more at the risk of developing abdominal angina. It is also known as intestinal angina as a small part of the intestines is damaged and does not receive sufficient oxygen from the blood.
The cause of abdominal angina due to mesenteric ischemia can be due to
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Atherosclerosis is a condition which refers to fatty deposits accumulation on the inner walls of the blood vessels. This can lead to cardiovascular diseases and blockage of veins and arteries. Due to atherosclerosis, the blood cannot flow easily through the blood vessels. As result oxygen cannot reach that particular organ, thereby causing stress and pain that last for quite some time. This condition is known as angina.
Mere pain in the abdomen due to mesenteric ischemia cannot be a cause of weight loss.
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Abdominal angina due to mesenteric ischemia can predispose a patient from suffering a weight-loss. This is because the intensity of the pain is too severe, thereby causing the patient to lose interest in eating food. The pain usually arises 15-30 minutes after having food. Thus the patient prefers to be on an empty stomach than suffering from the acute pain.
Which one among the following is a vascular surgery required for the treatment of mesenteric ischemia?
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Mesenteric ischemia leads to the blockage in the blood vessels of the abdominal area that supplies blood to the intestines. Mesenteric artery ischemia may occur along with cardiovascular problems. If the patient suffers from hypertension and high cholesterol, it is due to the deposition of plaque on the inner walls of blood vessels. Angioplasty and stenting is a procedure that unblocks the blood vessels by blowing up the plaque from the arteries and veins and then a stent is placed inside the blood vessel to facilitate uninterrupted blood flow.
Mesenteric ischemia causing abdominal angina can be controlled by following a strict diet.
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The condition of abdominal angina is caused due to mesenteric ischemia which is a result of blocked blood vessels. The blockage thereby, impairs smooth blood flow affecting oxygen supply. Hence, this has nothing to do with the type of food one eats. Although foods that increase the level of cholesterol in the blood and the blood vessels can be controlled to control atherosclerosis. Otherwise, there is no other reason to avoid any particular kind of food.