Ascites Can Albumin Be Cured?

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Hello doctor I want to ask, my grandmother was diagnosed ascites. Albumin deficiency is then given therapy so that albumin increases. The results are good doctor. Then does that mean the ascites have recovered is there a possibility of recurring ascites? Please enlighten me, thank you doctor Dr.Walamalamaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the uncomfortable feeling you feel.

Ascites is a bulging / swollen stomach due to fluid buildup. There are several possibilities that can cause ascites symptoms, including problems with:

 Liver, for example: hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, acute liver failure Kidney, for example: nephrotic syndrome, hepatorenal syndrome, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney failure Heart, for example: Metobolic heart failure, for example: decrease in blood albumin levels (hypoalbuminemia; can be associated with problems in the liver or kidneys) Malignancy in organs around the abdominal cavity, for example: ovarian cancer, colon cancer If the doctor who handles your grandmother explains that ascites in your grandmother is caused by hypoalbuminemia, the prognosis of recurrence of ascites symptoms is influenced by several factors, especially the cause which underlies the occurrence of hypoalbuminemia. Some possible causes of hypoalbuminemia include: lack of protein intake from daily food, impaired liver function, impaired kidney function, digestive disorders that interfere with the process of absorption of nutrients, and burns. As long as the underlying cause of hypoalbuminemia has not been completely resolved, hypoalbuminemia has the risk of recurrence and causes more ascites.

You are advised to consult directly with a specialist in internal medicine who treats your grandmother. Doctors who treat patients directly are certainly better able to provide information that truly represents the patient's health condition. As a recommendation, your grandmother is advised to consume balanced nutritious food and drink enough fluids at the dosage recommended by the doctor who handles it.

To enrich insight, you can read articles about ascites. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.

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