Last month we talked with Lou Ann about her daughter's UC . This is a little bit about some of the Monica's dietary struggles and some of the comfort foods she found she liked when she was in the middle of her flares.
Jen: We spent some time last month talking about how you dealt with Monica's UC. I was wondering about some of the nutritional consequences as well. Did you (and/or she) have to alter her meals due to the IBD ?
Lou Ann: Before her surgery, her diet was very limited. She knew what foods that she could eat that would not cause her to have bloody diarrhea and/or an upset stomach.
Jen: Are there any foods that she is no longer able to eat?
Lou Ann: Since having the second surgery she says that she can eat anything that she wants. It is still hard for me to believe and it is wonderful watching her eat a huge salad! That is something she was not able to do before.
Jen: That is ...
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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