I am a caucasion healthy female 63 years old, 5' 7" 150 lbs. with no presence of heart disease, high BP, diabetes. I work out. Do not smoke or drink; eat a healthy diet, do not take aspirin or antiinflammatory medications. I have been recently diagnosed with angioectasias in my small intestine (not sure of exact location) using a capsule endoscopy. My hemoglobin is 10.5 and I am iron deficient and on iron supplements. Does this condition just begin to exist due to arteriovenious malformations AVMs? I do take other medications that are not known to cause intestinal bleeding to my knowledge. My doctor says that he will monitor my hemoglobin levels and if I become too anemic I will need to have these blood vessels cauterized. Is cauterization a complete fix or what is the likelyhood of future angioectasias probable? are there any foods/drinks or supplements I should stay away from? Are there any foods or supplements recommended?