The definition of colitis is inflammation of the colon. There are many different ways that inflammation can present and manifest itself. There are also many different causes of inflammation of the colon or colitis. Ulcerative colitis is an ulcerative inflammatory process of the colon. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are the two disorders that make up Inflammatory Bowel Disease , or IBD. They are chronic colitis', with ulcerative colitis involving only the colon, and Crohn's disease involving either colon, small intestine or both colon and small intestine. In Ulcerative colitis, the colon is inflamed and ulcerated and very abnormal looking at colonoscopy. The disease is a systemic one, that frequently causes fever and abdominal pain in addition to diarrhea and rectal bleeding. Additionally, other organs of the body can be involved, and include inflammatory processes of the eye, skin, liver and joints. Treatment includes anti-inflammatories specific to the colon (Asacol, Colazol, ...
Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a term that doctors use to describe patients who have reduced heart pumping (squeezing) due to coronary artery disease. These patients often have congestive heart failure.
"Ischemic" means that an organ (such as the heart) is not getting enough blood and oxygen. "Cardio" means heart and "myopathy" means muscle-related disease.
Coronary artery disease
Ischemic heart disease; Cardiomyopathy - ischemic
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Ischemic cardiomyopathy results when the arteries that bring blood and oxygen to the heart are blocked. There is usually a buildup of cholesterol and other substances, called plaque, in the arteries that bring oxygen to heart muscle tissue. Over time, the heart muscle does not work well, and it is more difficult for the heart to fill and pump blood to the body.
Definition Colitis is swelling (inflammation) of the large intestine (colon). Causes, incidence, and risk factors Colitis can have many different causes, including: Acute and chronic infections, including food poisoning Inflammatory disorders (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's colitis, lymphocytic and collagenous colitis) Irritable bowel syndrome Lack of blood flow (ischemic colitis) Past radiation to the large bowel For more information about a specific type of colitis see: CMV colitis (a viral infection of the colon) Crohn's disease (regional enteritis) Cryptosporidium enterocolitis Ischemic colitis Necrotizing enterocolitis Pseudomembranous colitis Ulcerative colitis
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