Last Modified on Sep 18, 2014
A condition caused by a variety of different factors, ascites can be particularly alarming and at times difficult to treat. Understanding the underlying cause of the condition, however, and finding effective treatment options is crucial to prevent additional issues. Some of the most effective treatment options include natural remedies such as garlic, DMSO, and carrot juice.
What Is Ascites?
Also known as hydroperitoneum and peritoneal cavity fluid, ascites is defined as the build-up of fluid in space located between the lining of the abdomen and the organs in the abdominal cavity. The condition can be linked to a variety of different conditions and also prevents a number of symptoms.
The root cause of the condition is considered high pressure in the blood vessels of the liver combined with low levels of the protein albumin. Factors that lead to or cause ascites include severe liver damage, hepatitis C or B infection, certain cancers, portal vein thrombosis, congestive heart failure, pancreatitis, and scarring of the covering on the heart. Kidney dialysis may also contribute to the condition.
How Do I Know if I Have Hydroperitoneum?
The condition can be difficult to identify depending on the development or progression of the condition as well as the severity of symptoms. In any case, several symptoms are common and can help you determine whether you may have the condition or not. Abdominal distention, enlarged abdomen, bulging flanks in the abdomen, feeling of heaviness or pressure in the abdomen, loss of appetite, feeling of fullness after any size meal, heartburn, nausea, constipation, shortness of breath, and chronic cough are all common symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms consult a doctor for diagnosis.
Do Natural Remedies Work for Treating Peritoneal Cavity Fluid?
The main goal of treatment is to reduce the prevalence of fluid in the body and to treat or prevent infection. With that, natural remedies are particularly effective for treating the condition. Remedies such as garlic, DMSO, and carrot juice help treat the symptoms of the condition as well as the underlying cause.
Garlic is a natural anti-inflammatory as well as an infection-fighter. As such, it helps eliminate the underlying cause of the condition as well as to soothe pain.
DMSO is applied directly to the skin. It helps naturally disperse water and prevent additional effects of the condition.
3. Carrot Juice
Carrot juice functions to treat the symptoms as well as condition itself. Carrot juice helps boost energy levels in the body and does not add extra fluid.
A condition as complicated as ascites is can be difficult to treat. However, these options are safe and effective and will help you feel like yourself again. Continue reading below for more suggestions from our readers and do please let us know if you have a ascites remedy to offer our community!
[NAY] After reading some of the reports on how effective DMSO lube is for ascites (fluid in the abdomen cause by portal hypertension), I was quite excited when I ordered mine.
I have been using the 70% Gel 120ml from PH Health, for two days now, when I apply the cream I get a slight burning sensation which lasts for about half an hour or so (the sensation is tolerable).
My ascites has only come on in the last week, and the DMSO lube has been absolutely no help, it has not been effective at all. The only effective is the uncomfortable irritation when I apply it. Is this stuff doing more harm than good?
I am desperate to get rid of this fluid-I follow a strict diet, take all the right supplements and herbs. Maybe my liver is coming to the end of the road. Any thoughts out there?
[YEA] Hi, I was reading in the ascites section and I would like to add a suggestion from something I read. A man's sister had cancer and had been taking on terrible amounts of water. The doctors could not help her. Her brother applied DMSO to her belly and over 2 days he lost 20 pounds of water! I use DMSO not for this but have had other wonderful results. I recommend it to everyone. Mary