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  1. Irritable bowel syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) refers to a disorder of the lower intestinal tract. It involves abdominal pain and abnormal bowel movements. Emotional stress often makes the symptoms worse. It is not the same as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. ...
  2. Ischemic cardiomyopathy Ischemic cardiomyopathy
    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" m...
  3. Ischemic colitis Ischemic colitis
    Ischemic colitis is a sudden swelling (inflammation) of part of the large intestine (colon) that occurs when there is a temporary loss of, or reduction in, blood flow to the colon. Causes Ischemic colitis mainly affects people over 50. Many of them have a history of peripheral vascular disease. Oth...
  4. Isolated sleep paralysis Isolated sleep paralysis
    Isolated sleep paralysis is a type of paralysis associated with a sleep disorder. Sleep paralysis is the inability to perform voluntary muscle movements during sleep. See also: Narcolepsy Causes Isolated sleep paralysis is more likely to happen during the first two hours of sleep. Not getting enou...
  5. Itching Itching
    Itching is a tingling or irritation of the skin that makes you want to scratch the affected area. Considerations Itching may occur all over the whole body (generalized) or only in one location (localized). Causes There are many causes of itching, including: Aging skin Atopic dermatitis Contact d...