Solution To Reduce Abdominal Bloating Due To Ascites?
Good luck doc. I just got home from the hospital, my liver is a bit swollen. It made a liver function test, the results are all normal, so CT scan continued. The result is the liver expands to 19cm. Also found There is a collection of fluid in the stomach ascites. Doctor is not sure why this happened, so tomorrow I will go to another gastro hospital specialist to get further consultation. I feel unwell because of the ascites that I thought before was the wind in the stomach. Shortness of breath when lying down. Sleep also becomes difficult because the stomach feels full. Please help doctor. tq from-pn ira
Good evening, thanks for the question
Ascites is a condition in which fluid accumulates in the abdominal cavity. This accumulation of fluid causes the stomach to appear bulging and can continue to grow over time if the underlying process has not been handled. Ascites will also cause complaints of discomfort in the stomach, nausea, fatigue, tightness, and full stomach.
Liver disease is one of the most common causes of ascites. Other causes such as heart failure or cancer of the organs in the abdominal cavity. When ascites is found on physical examination, then the doctor needs to conduct further tests to minimize the possible causes of ascites, including:
1. Blood examination
2. Analysis of ascites fluid samples
3. Ultrasound of the stomach
The way to treat ascites is to adjust to the underlying cause, which can be in the form of administering diuretic drugs to increase the discharge of fluids in the body, ascites puncture, which is the procedure to drain fluid out of the body with needles and tubes, or with surgery.
Simple actions at home can not help much to reduce complaints in ascites because the accumulation of fluid can only be overcome in the manner above that has been explained previously. Therefore, do not hesitate to immediately consult the current conditions with your doctor for further treatment plans.
That's all, hope you can help.