Ascites is not only an obvious symptom of the decompensated liver cirrhosis. At the same time, when ascites appears, the permeability of the intestine also increases. It can allow bacteria in the intestines to enter the abdominal cavity, causing ascites infection, which can threaten patient’s life safety, so it must cause a high degree of awareness. At this time, active treatment, comprehensive treatment, integration of traditional Chinese and western medicine are very necessary, Chinese medicine as the mainstay, and Western medicine as the supplement.
Cirrhosis ascites will aggravate the liver disease, increase blood viscosity, slow blood flow, cause hypotension or hemorrhagic shock, reduce liver blood flow, exacerbate ischemic hypoxia in the liver, and aggravate liver cells’ necrosis. Cirrhotic ascites will also make the abdominal cavity tissue prone to diseases, which is conducive to bacterial growth. Especially when performing abdominal puncture or releasing liver ascites, it is more likely to cause secondary infection, which can cause secondary or primary peritonitis, which is the main harm from cirrhosis harm.
For ascites due to cirrhosis, this treatment method mainly depends on the cause of ascites. Generally speaking, ascites caused by cirrhosis is mainly caused by low protein, because liver function is not good after the cirrhosis, protein synthesis disorders, so the protein is reduced. As protein is lost, its osmotic pressure changes, which caused ascites.
This main treatment method is to infuse protein, but to input protein is only a temporary relief of symptoms. It is essential to cooperate with traditional Chinese medicine to restore liver function and improve liver function, and it can start to synthesize protein. This is the most important method.
How does Chinese medicine treat cirrhosis and ascites? The pathogenesis of cirrhosis ascites is not single, and there are various complex and close relationships between various organs and tissues. Therefore, overall adjustment, three-dimensional, and systematic treatments are needed. Therefore, the treatment should combine treatments to strengthen healthy qi and eliminate pathogenic factors. Based on the treatment principle of “dehumidification, detoxification, and blood stasis removal”, dredge liver stasis and clear inflammatory stasis in the liver to control liver damage, improve liver microcirculation, increase liver blood flow, promote liver cell regeneration and restore liver function to prevent cirrhosis progress.
Choose regular treatment methods in time, even patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites can return to work and live like normal people!