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Ischemic Colitis - In Depth Of It!

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Dr.Radhika A (Md) 89% (13ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  15years experience
Ischemic Colitis - In Depth Of It!

What is Ischemic colitis?

Ischemic colitis is a disorder that develops when there is a temporary loss of, or reduction in, blood flow to the colon.

Symptoms of Ischemic colitis-

Causes of Ischemic colitis-

  • Buildup of fatty deposits (atherosclerosis) in the blood vessels
  • Inflammation of the blood vessels
  • Radiation treatment to the abdomen
  • Colon cancer
  • Dehydration
  • Elevated sugar (glucose) levels in the blood (diabetes)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Estrogen replacement medications
  • Blood pressure lowering drugs
  • Certain antipsychotic drugs

Risk factors of Ischemic colitis-

Complications of Ischemic colitis-

  • Gangrene
  • Abdominal pain and blockage
  • Hole (perforation) in your intestine or persistent bleeding 
  • Diagnosis of Ischemic colitis

Diagnosis of Ischemic colitis involves the following tests:

  • Physical exam and medical history
  • Colonoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Abdominal arteriogram
  • X-rays of the abdomen and pelvis
  • Ultrasound and CT scan
  • Blood tests
  • Stool sample

Precautions & Prevention of Ischemic colitis-

There is no prevention of ischemic colitis. You can do following to avoid complications:

  • Stop smoking
  • Take cholesterol-lowering medication
  • Control chronic illnesses, such as diabetes
  • Exercise regularly

Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Surgical Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Other Treatment of Ischemic colitis

Homeopathic Treatment of Ischemic Colitis-

Homeopathy pain vomiting diarrhea and improves circulation. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of ischemic colitis are:

  • China
  • Ipecac
  • Carb S
  • Merc C
  • Colch
  • Lach

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Ischemic Colitis-

cupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

You may need hospitalization to provide fluids and nutrients through your veins (intravenously), if you’re dehydrated. Antibiotics are used to prevent infections from developing.

Surgical Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

  • Surgery is needed for ischemic colitis if your condition is associated with:
  • Abdominal tenderness and fever that are severe and persistent
  • A hole (perforation) in your colon.
  • Gangrene and blood infection (sepsis).

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

  • Avoid fried foods and packaged baked goods
  • Choose heart-healthy fats such as omega-three fatty acids from seafood
  • Reduce your intake of saturated fat
  • Drinking enough fluid to stay hydrated


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