Cirrhotic ascites is commonly known as hepatic ascites, which is a kind of chronic liver disease. The denaturation, necrosis, regeneration and necrosis of the hepatocytes of the bulk, nodular and diffuse types promote the hyperplasia of tissue fibers and the contraction of scar, resulting in the hardening of the hepatic parenchyma and the formation of cirrhosis. Hepatic function declining caused by cirrhosis will increase portal hypertention and ascites.
The treatment for ascites from chinese medicine adopts integrity principle, find the upper source of the disease and give differentiation diagnosis to the root cause. There are a variety of causes for the ascites, well, two main reasons are potal hypertention and hypoalbuminemia. When hepatc cirrhosis happen, the venous pressure in the abdominal cavity is elevated, the permeality of blood vessels can increse, water can enter into cavity from blood vessels. Ascites can provide very good condition for bacteria’s growth and reproduction, as a result, infection can incur easily. Also, large amount of ascites can influence the dilation of lungs, breath will be in a trouble.
How Does Chinese Medicine Treat Cirrhosis Ascites?
The top priorty is to remove the incentive. Some cases with heptic cirrhosis will show low white blood cells, at this moment, their immunity is low and they can get infected easily. Once cavity has infection, the leakage of ascites will increse, in this case, the usual solution to give abumin and diuretics is hardly to relieve the occurence of ascites effectively. Therefore, this step is also caled anti-infection.
The other step is fondamental treatment. The root cause for hepatic ascites is the cirrhosis. Therefore, comprehensive adjustment to recover the body’s balance. We must be aware that the formation of cirrhosis is not just the problem of liver. That is why, chinese medicine has quite unique philosophy to treat this disease, for example, we care about stomach and spleen, single recipe, different medicines combination, different organs’ relation. In clinical treatment, it stresses the steps to activate blood circulation and remove stasis, soften the hardness and dissolve the stagnation, by this, Qi and Blood, Yin and Yang can recover, liver function can be expected to improve.
Here some diet tips should be noticed, enough calorie must be provided in dailys diet. In addition to main food, large amount of fresh vegetables and fruit are compulsory to supplement vitamins, minerals and micro elements.