Paralytic Ileus - Definition
It is a paralytic condition of the intestine caused by a total or partial obstruction of the small or large intestine. The condition makes it impossible for foods to pass through the bowel.
Paralytic Ileus - Symptoms
Even a partial paralysis of the intestinal muscles leads to a blockage and results in an inactivity of the intestine. Patients suffer from an intestinal blockage and experience acute complications.
Paralytic Ileus - Causes
The various factors responsible for the disorder include:
Paralytic Ileus - Diagnosis
The diagnosis of the condition involves:
Paralytic Ileus - Treatment
The treatment of this condition involves:
Paralytic Ileus - Management
Management of the disorder, along with treatment, may involve:
Paralytic Ileus - Prognosis
The prognosis as well as recovery time of the disorder depends on the underlying cause and the mode of treatment. Following a recent abdominal surgery, the condition persists for around 1-3 days.
Paralytic Ileus - Prevention
A high-fiber, low-fat diet helps patients avoid this condition. A surgery to remove a mechanical intestinal obstruction can help prevent its recurrence.
Paralytic Ileus - Pictures
Check out these images to know about the obstruction in the intestine that causes this disorder.
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