Ascites Treatment in Jaipur
In (ascites) water collects in the udder and the size of the stomach increases. In this disease water is not able to come out in any way i.e. through the mouth or urinary tract and then the patient feels a lot of pain in walking, walking and getting up. Ascites is not a disease in itself. It is a symptom of kidney disease, heart disease, spleen disease and blood vessel diseases. In such a situation, complaints such as vomiting, nausea, loose stools, flatulence etc. arise. The liver, heart, eyes and kidneys of a person suffering from this disease can also be affected. The main reason for this is due to indigestion and constipation. get consultation of Ascites Treatment in Jaipur with Dr. Shankar Dhaka at Jaipur Gastro Clinic.
What are Ascites?
Simply put, ascites is a disease in which fluid fills the stomach and the stomach appears bloated. This water builds up between the membranous layers in the abdomen, which is called the peritoneal space. It is normal to have a small amount of fluid in the peritoneal space. At the same time, excessive accumulation of fluid leads to swelling, which can also cause difficulty in breathing.
Due to ascites disease, due to excessive water filling in the stomach, the stomach starts bloating as well as swelling in other parts of the body, due to which there is also a problem of pain in the swollen organs and many times So the patient also starts having trouble breathing. The cause of this disease can be detected accurately by testing this fluid.
Types Of Ascites
Before getting more information about the symptoms of ascites or about it, it is important to know the types of ascites. Ascites can be of many types, about which we are giving information below.
Hepatic: This type of ascites can occur mainly due to cirrhosis of the liver or obstruction of the inferior vena cava (vein that carries oxygen-rich blood to the heart).
Cardiogenic: This type of ascites can occur in conditions of congestive cardiac failure (weakening of the heart’s pumping ability) and constrictive pericarditis (severe inflammation of the outer layer of the heart).
Nephrogenic: This type of ascites is more likely to occur in case of kidney related disorders.
Infectious ascites: This type of ascites can be caused by a fungal, bacterial or parasitic infection.
Miscellaneous ascites: This type of ascites can be seen due to problems related to lipids, bile fluid and ovaries.
Malignant: This type of ascites can appear in case of cancer in different parts of the body.
Causes Of Ascites
High pressure in the veins of the liver and a lack of albumin protein are thought to cause water in the stomach lining. There can be many other reasons for the occurrence of this condition, some of which are as follows.
- Severe hepatitis B and C infection.
- Consuming alcohol for a long time.
- Fatty liver problem.
- Caused by cancerous conditions involving the appendix, stomach, ovaries, uterus, pancreas (pancreas) and liver.
- Due to clotting of blood in the veins of the liver.
- Weakness of the heart’s pumping ability.
- Inflammation in the pancreas (Pancreatitis).
- Inflammation of the outer layer of the heart.
- kidney dialysis.
Symptoms Of Ascites
Symptoms of ascites are not visible in the condition of less fluid, but in the case of excess fluid, the symptoms of ascites can be seen like this
- Stomach ache.
- Cramps and cramps in my stomach.
- Shortness of breath.
- Stomach bloating
- Vomiting and nausea.
- Feeling full stomach soon.
- Swelling in the lower part of the foot.
- Gaining weight
- Feeling difficulty in walking.
Diagnosis Of Ascites
Before knowing the home remedies or treatment of ascites, it is necessary to know its diagnosis. The doctor can first check for ascites by touching or pressing the patient’s abdomen. If the stomach feels bloated or the doctor feels any kind of bloating, then the doctor may recommend the following tests to confirm the ascites.
- Urine test.
- Electrolyte test.
- Kidney function test.
- Liver function check.
- Testing for the presence of proteins in the blood to estimate the risk of bleeding.
- Abdominal ultrasound.
- Examination of the fluid present in the lining of the abdomen to find the cause of infection and ascites. For this, the doctor removes a sample of the liquid by inserting a fine needle into the abdomen.
Ascites Treatment in Jaipur
Through the points given below, we can understand the process and steps to treat ascites, which the doctor can recommend.
In order to reduce the risk of ascites, the doctor may advise the patient to make some lifestyle changes as a treatment. These changes could be as follows:
- Abstinence from alcohol
- Low salt use (no more than 1500 mg per day)
- Low use of liquid
Looking for the best Ascites Treatment in Jaipur then you must book an appointment with Dr. Shankar Dhaka who is one of the highly experienced Liver Specialist in Jaipur.
FAQ - Ascites Treatment in Jaipur
Is it beneficial to drink water in ascites?
Water is very important for the body. However, depending on the condition of the ascites, the doctor may recommend reducing the intake of water or beverages. In such a situation, whether water can be beneficial in ascites or not depends on the condition of the ascites.
What if ascites are left untreated?
If ascites are left untreated, then the following complications can be seen (1).
- deadly infection
- kidney failure
- Protein deficiency with weight loss
- Confusion, loss of consciousness with coma
- Bleeding from the upper and lower part of the intestine
- fluid filling between chest and lungs
- Other risks associated with liver cirrhosis