Definition of Ischemia:

Localized tissue anemia due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood.  A decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part caused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels.

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...the condition
“...The primary cause is atherosclerosis, although platelet aggregation, coronary artery spasm, myocardial ischemia, non-vascular mechanisms such as hypoglycemia, and increased metabolic need (as in hyperthyroidism) can also be important considerations...”


...recommendation L-Taurine
“...Levels go down after an MI or ischemic attack.  In Japan, taurine is used to treat various types of heart disease...”
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...the condition
“...The final outcome varies, but atherosclerosis is usually progressive and frequently leads to complications that include ... Deficiency of blood supply due to obstruction (ischemia/angina)...”
...relationship to Senile Dementia
“Atherosclerosis is a risk factor for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD).”

Bell's Palsy

...related topic
“...The mechanism is presumed to involve swelling of the nerve due to immune or viral disease, with ischemia and compression of the facial nerve in the narrow confines of its course through the temporal bone.”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...Epidemiology 1992;3: pp.395-401; Thorogood M, Mann J, Appleby P, McPherson K. Risk of death from cancer and ischemic heart disease in meat and non-meat eaters...”

Cardiac Ischemia

...the condition
“Alternative names: Myocardial Ischemia, Silent Ischemia, Ischemia, Ischaemia Cardiac Ischemia occurs when blood flow through one or more of the three coronary arteries is decreased for a short time, reducing the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart...”

Carotid Artery Disease

...the condition
“...Carotid artery stenosis can also cause transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), also called "mini strokes...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...Cigarette smoking exacerbates both the frequency and duration of ischemia in patients with CAD...”

Cold Applications (Cryotherapy) a treatment
“...Cryotherapy is contraindicated when the following are conditions are present ... Local limb ischemia...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...the condition
“...If one these three arteries becomes blocked, the part of the heart that it serves becomes starved of oxygen, leading to a condition called 'cardiac ischemia'.  If this oxygen starvation continues for too long then the affected heart tissue begins to die, leading to a heart attack – also known as 'myocardial infarction', which literally means...”
...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“...To better understand this protective effect, Danish researchers examined the dietary patterns and individual fatty acid status of nearly 300 patients with ischemic heart disease, comparing them with specific parameters of cardiac function...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...To better understand this protective effect, Danish researchers examined the dietary patterns and individual fatty acid status of nearly 300 patients with ischemic heart disease, comparing them with specific parameters of cardiac function...”
...recommendation Calcium
“One study showed a 30% to 35% reduction in ischemic heart disease risk in women with a high intake of supplemental calcium...”


...the condition
“...Less common causes of chronic bloody diarrhea include ischemia, infections (Campylobacter jejuni, Clostridium difficile, Entamoeba histolytica, Yersinia and Cytomegalovirus), radiation or chemotherapy, and colon cancer or polyps (villous adenoma)...”

Folic Acid a treatment
“...There is some suggestion that it helps in ischemia, with reports of improved blood flow to the eyes and improved vision in those with circulatory deficits...”

General Weakness

...the condition
“...Sudden muscle weakness and loss of function in one area of the body can indicate a serious problem within the brain (such as a stroke or transient ischemic attack) or spinal cord or with a specific nerve in the body.”


...the condition
“...Finally, with full westernization of the diet, ischemic heart disease, diverticular disease, hiatal hernia, and cancer become prominent...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen a treatment
“...Foot wounds from diabetes, radiation ulcers, and other ischemic wounds have been manipulated and successfully treated with HBO...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...relationship to Senile Dementia
“Hypertension is a risk factor for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD).”

Mesenteric Ischemia

...the condition
“...Occlusive Mesenteric Arterial Ischemia (OMAI), Acute Mesenteric Arterial Embolism (AMAE), Acute Mesenteric Arterial Thrombosis (AMAT), Abdominal Angina, Ischemic Colitis, Bowel Ischemia Mesenteric Ischemia occurs after a narrowing or blockage in the three major arteries that supply the small and large intestines...”
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Meyer's Cocktail a treatment
“...The "cocktail" is indicated for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, muscle spasm, asthma, hives, allergic rhinitis, congestive heart failure, angina, ischemic vascular disease, acute infections, and senile dementia...”


...related topic
“The osteochondroses, also called Epiphyseal Ischemic Necrosis, are a relatively common group of orthopedic disorders of children, which are poorly understood...”


...the condition
“...This inflammation causes a narrowing of the inside of the vessel and can obstruct the flow of blood to the tissues (ischemia).  The lack of blood may cause damage to the tissues (necrosis), possible formation of blood clots (thrombosis), or a weakening or ballooning which can possibly cause a rupture of the vessel...”

Peripheral Vascular Disease

...the condition
“...Injuries to blood vessels (such as those occurring in a car accident or sports injury), blood-clotting disorders, and damage to blood vessels during surgery can also lead to tissue ischemia.  Other less common causes include blood vessel inflammation, injury to the limbs, unusual muscle or ligament anatomy, or radiation exposure...”

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“Women with the PCOS have a five to seven times higher risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic heart disease than other women...”

Poor Memory

...the condition
“...A passing loss of short-term memory, or ischemic attack, lasts only a few minutes and can precede a stroke...”

Protein Deficiency

...the condition
“...Protein C Deficiency and Protein S Deficiency are hereditary diseases that lead to blood clotting and ischemic stroke...”


...the condition
“...There can be a lack of oxygen to surrounding tissues (hypoxia) or decreased blood flow (ischemia).  Chemicals produced by the body then can cause new blood vessels to grow (neovascularization), however, these new vessels generally leak and cause more problems...”

Risk Of Premature Death

...the condition
“...Nevertheless, prolonged air pollution exposure is regarded as one of the main environmental health risks, being linked to increased stroke, ischemic heart disease, acute respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and certain cancers...”


...recommendation DMSO Topically
“...Histotoxic changes were observed together with healing of ischemic ulcers on fingertips, relief from pain and stiffness, and an increase in strength...”

Seizure Disorder

...the condition
“...Disorders that may cause symptoms resembling seizures include transient ischemic attacks, rage or panic attacks, and any disorder that causes loss of consciousness or that causes tremors or tics as symptoms (abnormal muscle movements that are not caused by abnormal brain...”

Senile Dementia

...our question about Duration of suboptimally controlled diabetes
“Hypertension, diabetes and heart disease are risk factors for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD).”

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

...the condition
“...Other conditions with similar symptoms – such as pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer, peptic ulcers, bile duct stones, angina or ischemia – are generally ruled out first...”
...relationship to Angina
“Heart conditions such as angina or ischemia can cause pain that appears to come from the abdomen.”


...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“Stress may increase magnesium excretion and the resulting temporary magnesium depletion may make the heart more sensitive to electrical abnormalities and vascular spasm that could lead to cardiac ischemia.”


...the condition
“...Approximately 75-80% of strokes are of the clotting (ischemic) variety, while the remainder (hemorrhagic strokes) are due to bleeding from broken blood vessels...”
...our question about your height (male)
“...After adjusting for age, blood pressure, weight, smoking, social class and other risk factors, the researchers determined that height was associated with ischemic strokes – strokes caused by a blood clot – but not hemorrhagic strokes, which involve uncontrolled bleeding in the brain...”
...recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
“Vitamin B6 at 150-200mg daily reduces platelet aggregation, and thus may help prevent ischemic (clotting type) strokes.”

Vascular Dementia

...the condition
“...The cause is usually a burst blood vessel (called a hemorrhagic stroke) or a blood clot (an ischemic stroke).  Sub-cortical vascular dementia: Also known as 'small vessel disease' or Binswanger's disease, this occurs after damage to the tiny blood vessels deep within the brain...”
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