What is it?

Ischemia of the bowel is a condition of the large intestine, or colon. It develops when there isn’t enough blood flow to the colon. It can occur at any age, but it’s most common among those over the age of 60.

What are the symptoms?

  • Pain in your abdomen after eating.
  • An urgent need to have a bowel movement.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Tenderness in the abdomen.
  • Blood in stool.
  • Fever.
  • Frequent forceful bowel movements.

What to expect?

Consider discussing the following things with your doctor after the initial treatment:

  • Do you need a stricter control of other medical conditions you may have, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
  • A healthy diet and an active lifestyle can help to keep your blood vessel healthy. Which changes can you make in your life style?
  • Quitting smoking is very important in keeping your blood vessels healthy. Are you open to stop smoking? Is your doctor able to support you with this?

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