Ascites is a common complication of liver cirrhosis, which indicates that the liver has entered a decompensated period and is gradually getting worse. At this time, patients with liver cirrhosis should pay special attention and need to control the progress of the disease in time. When liver and ascites begin to appear, accompanied by lower limb edema, increased abdominal circumference, etc., abdominal distension and weight will also increase significantly. Clinically, all ascites will be accompanied by portal hypertension, hypoalbuminemia, and other complications.
Treatment choice for cirrhosis ascites mainly depends on the cause of ascites. The best treatment methods must be able to solve the cause of the symptoms. Ascites from hepatic cirrhosis usually result from liver function declining, albumin reduce, plasma colloid osmotic pressure decline, this leads to the imbalance of water metabolism inside and outside the cell. The water inside the cell loses to the outside of the cell and forms ascites. The treatment of hepatic ascites should see whether ascites has infection especially. If infected, the best method is to remove infection.
If ascites caused by portal hypertention and hypoproteinemia, its treatment is to infuse albumin and give diuretics on one hand. Certainly, during the treatment course, it is necessary to pay attention to the electrolytes balance, to protect kidney function, to care about whether there is ascites secondary infection.
On the other hand, chinese medicine treatment will be given. Because it can solve the problem from an overall conception and give treatment based on individual difference, that is, we will diagnose patient and then make individual recipe and medicine for the patient. When we choose medicine, we usually start with tonifying liver and kidney, promote Qi and Blood, strengthening spleen and removing dampness etc, so as to restore patient’s liver function in a good environment, certainly, ascites can have good recovery. Chinese medicine have quite remarkable advantage on hepatic ascites.
Cirrhosis patients with ascites, must not take blind treatment or leave it alone. Proper and prompt treatment will not influence patient’s lifespan, but will give quite good treatment effect. Certainly, ascites would be caused by many reasons, it is necessary to give enough care, different cause should be solved with different solution, only by this, pertinent treatment can be decided.
How does a treatment give ascites from liver cirrhosis a good effect? In addition to active treatment, it is necessary to take low salt diet, 3g salt intake in one day, for patients with mild ascites or swelling. No-salt intake, salt intake should be less than 0.5g in day for patients with severe ascites; On the diet, do not put soy sauce or finally put salt, can use vinegar instead of salt. Such as ham, seafood, meat floss should be avoided.