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Mesenteric ischemia happens mostly to the elderly (older people).
Mesenteric ischemia can happen when:
- A person's blood pressure is too low to get blood to the small intestine
- A blood clot is blocking the flow of blood to the small intestine
- The small intestine is not getting enough blood because the body's blood vessels have gotten smaller (this is called vasoconstriction)
Symptoms[change | change source]
Symptoms of mesenteric ischemia include: