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 Ischemic GI (elderly)  




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In a hot summer day and elderly person goes out and starts barbecuing a big meal
(as we know since the circulatory mechanism of elderly in general isn't so good, most of the cardiac output goes to the skin trying to cool this person down, and so his GI's blood supply becomes reduced extensively, so ischemia, and not necrosis I believe happens for his GI) now I know eating a heavy meal in this case is the worse thing this person can do to himself, but why? what does it lead to now if this elderly person eats a heavy meal on a GI that has reduced blood supply?







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