How To Deal With Swelling Of The Liver?
Sorry to ask .. my husband has already been diagnosed with a swelling of the liver. Stomach and swollen legs. How do you remove the fluid from the swelling? So hard as if you want to sink … and shortness of breath. Maybe you can recommend it to the doctor. Thank you
Hello Grace, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
The existence of a liver or liver swelling is a sign of a disorder in the liver, the disorder can be in the form of infections such as hepatitis, or non-infections such as fatty liver or alcohol. the existence of disorders in the liver often causes a buildup of fluid in several locations in the body, this is related to one of the liver's functions to synthesize albumin protein, which functions to keep the fluid in the blood vessels. in addition, the mechanism that also often occurs is leakage of fluid due to hypertension in the portal system in the liver.
to overcome the fluid buildup that occurs must certainly be carried out further evaluation to find out what mechanisms cause the buildup of fluid so that the method of intervention or treatment can be taken appropriately and appropriately, and also need to address the main problems that cause swelling of the liver, for example the existence of infection, it is also necessary to overcome the infection.
while the important thing to do is to limit fluid intake, so as not to aggravate the accumulation of fluids, sleep in a reclining position with 2-3 pillows to relieve tightness due to fluid buildup.
apart from that in general the doctor will give medicines to help discharge fluid through urine or if necessary can be removed directly from the abdominal cavity, but of course all that is done according to the indications in each case.
it's a good idea to have regular control with an internist, and if the tightness is heavy you can take your husband to the nearest emergency department for further initial treatment.