Natural Remedies for Ascites

| Modified on Jul 11, 2022
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Brenda Mc. (Canby, Mn) on 07/04/2017
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My belly was swollen up like I was 9 months pregnant. Taking ACV, 2 tbsp, 1 tbsp honey and 1 tsp baking soda brought it flat.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Lyn (Boulder, CO) on 07/23/2015
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Hello, I have had problems with ascites and I looked huge in the abdomen and felt heavy and miserable. For other reasons I began taking Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and it entirely has solved the abdominal problem. I don't know how it works but it has! I sincerely hope that it does the same for others.

I started with a small dose and worked up to three rounded tablespoons a day mixed with oatmeal or in water. I plan to increase this a little more based on my research. Best wishes.

Serrapeptase
Posted by Lotusland (Vancouver , Bc Canada) on 02/07/2011
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Serrapeptase for Ascites:

Acquired Ascites this fall as a result of an on-going medical issue - NOT cirrhosis related. I had paracentesis (where they drain you of fluid) and they drained 3. 5 litres - about 8lbs. Ascites will return... You begin by getting tapped every 2 months, then every month, week, daily etc. Mine had started to return, and, truth be told, I was not feeling that great after getting tapped. Because the fluid in my peritoneum was getting watered down with fluid, the viscosity in the peritoneal fluid was lost I. E. My organs were not sliding smoothly over each other, but sticking. Every morning I had 2 ferrets in my abdomen having a knife-fight from 4 to 6 AM (until I had a BM). Pain? I would rather pull a watermelon out of my nose.

Research turned up Serrapeptase, an enzyme from the Japanese silk worm. Long story short, I felt that SerraP could help me - although ascites was not specified (edema was). I started taking 60,000 ui twice a day. Once in the morning, once at night - always empty stomach. It saved my life, I have never been tapped since. Immediate pain relief, fluid went down right away and continued to do so for the next week. Medical condition is still very bad hoodoo, but no more ascites. I needn't live my life floundering with 8 lbs of liquid in my gut, always having to be near a hospital to get drained.

Tamarind, Chelidonium 6x
Posted by Zaair Husain (Asia) on 02/10/2017
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I have been reading a lot about ascite in earth clinic but one thing I would like to add that is amazing and fastest cure of ascite and that is tamarind, it works wonder, I have never seen so fast cure of ascite in the world as I observed in a patient and the second thing is homeopathic medicine Chelidonium 6x, a dose is three drops in some water, repeat twice daily and give feedback please, thanks

DMSO
Posted by Dan (Manchester, Uk) on 06/28/2014
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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?

Serrapeptase
Posted by Dean Propps (Sw Missouri, Usa) on 03/14/2016
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I just had closest friend of 38 years pass after having ascities and a paracentesis done in 2012 and up until now was doing well. I guess there was not cancer in the fluid in 2012, haven't got that far yet but just in Feb 1, 2016 had ascities again and pulled a lot of fluid again. Going through his things I noticed Serrapeptase bottle he had almost finished. It's the only bottle I found and evidently had been taking it since 2012 without letting me have any knowledge of it. It's brand name is SerraGold NON GMO Enzymedica. and also Venastat for help in circulation to keep the edema down.

The last time in February they wrapped his legs with stretch bandages and the fluid on his legs was down, I'm thinking just pushed up into the stomach. I tried to get him to go in sooner but the fluid got between the lining of the abdomen and the outside skin so they said they couldn't get to the fluid to draw it off.

Does anyone know anything about this lining as to where they couldn't get to to draw it off?? They sent him home after they couldn't draw any more fluid off with hospice care. He ate one meal of Avacado, Yogurt, and Kiwi juice. Avacado causes the liver to give off a chemical that helps because his kidneys got rid of a lot of fluid shortly after the meal. Kale, beets, betacaratene in carrots, brocolli all are helpful to eat.

The last time in February they found cancer in the fluid and said once it's in the abdominal fluid there isn't much can be done because they cannot tell where the cancer is coming from so there was no chance for chemo. He had Hep C for many years and developed cirrosis due to one holiday had a few drinks of alcohol caused the cirrosis. I've also read you can live with only 5% of liver function, I'm thinking if you keep the right diet.

Also note that the spice Turmeric can be taken to slow cancer growth, stop it from forming by cutting off blood flow to cancer tumors. We didn't know he had cancer until this last paracentesis in 2016. He was spitting up a tea colored fluid with cancer cells in it which was the dark fiber looking cells in the fluid spit up. There remains a lot of unanswered questions as to what else he was taking to slow this down. He was an avid Marijuana user and not saying for sure but possibly could have beat the cancer with strains of the green plant. He also said that a half lemon juiced in the mornings with warm water the amount of a 8 oz cup of coffee helped to detox his liver and helped the pain lessen. I hope this helps someone and will keep you posted as to what else I find as to what he was taking to ward off the 2nd paracentesis draw in the 4 years between the two draws.

Serrapeptase
Posted by Shana (London, Uk) on 02/01/2011

Hello, I am desperately seeking natural remedies for ascites. My mother has terminal cancer due to endometrial cancer and the ascites comes back every 2 weeks where we are draining 6-9 litres.

Although it is known as ascites - it is basically water that accumulates in the stomach. The doctors say that the cancer cells produce this fluid as lactic acid. Alot of people with Liver failure have this problem. My mom has terminal cancer so I do not know if it is liver failure or the cancer cells producing this waste fluid that collects in stomach.

There are over 150 causes of ascites, so it is hard to know what is causing this ascites. The fluid in the stomach needs to be drained. I do not know if diuretics would work with this but I hope someone out there knowledgeable in ascites would be able to help. I have emailed Ted as he seems very educated about cancer.

Please can anyone let me know of any good cures.

Milk Thistle
Posted by Desiree (Branson, Missouri) on 12/02/2011
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My mother has had liver cirrhosis for many years now and had many different health problems due to this. For probably 15 years at least, she has suffered from ascites. I can tell you that in her experience, the draining of fluid and medications barely changed anything with the ascites condition. Ascites is not a problem in itself, but a side effect. For it to be cured, one must first cure the problem.

She also suffers from dependent edema at times, and she has been able to get the fluid out of legs and feet using only herbs. I gave her milk thistle seed, dandelion leaf and root in tincture form and as tea. The milk thistle seed is great for the liver. It has a liver rebuilding substance called silymarin that literally rebuilds liver cells. The dandelion is a very effective diuretic that contains potassium. Most diuretics drain potassium, but dandelion leaf contains quite a bit of it so it's far superior to other diuretics that my mom has taken. She takes the tinctures in the morning and the tea at night and hasn't noticed any edema in months. The ascites is still there because her nutrition isn't perfect and she still drinks a few alcoholic drinks a week. Since her liver and kidneys are still quite damaged, her ascites hasn't been able to go away. I have read that garlic can cure it, along with doing many other amazing things for the body so my mom has been taking kyolic supplements. She refuses to eat raw garlic. This has helped her circulation, but hasn't treated the ascites. Next we are going to try bitter melon and see if that helps. I will keep you posted.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Rose (British Columbia) on 08/15/2020

I am really very interested in this remedy. I think a lot of other people are too, and could really benefit from this remedy. But from what I can see the questions have no responding answers . Why isn't anyone answering or am I just not looking in the right place?.Could someone please answer in respect to the ACV remedy. Thank You.


Tamarind, Chelidonium 6x
Posted by Zaair Husain (Karachi Sindh) on 03/07/2017

Tina, it is paste like sour brown fruit, you can use five to ten grams once daily.

No problem I understood whatever you asked, my language is not english too but I can understand and write it.


Milk Thistle, Glutathione
Posted by June (Cincinnati ) on 01/26/2017
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I had this ascites problem temporarily after having a toxic response to an antibiotic and getting mononucleosis. Not completely over it but milk thistle helps, and glutathione is something I'm also trying now. I know that the liver really needs glutathione to function. The type that melts in your mouth is best I think. Hope this helps.

Natural Diuretics
Posted by Ed2010 (Oakville, Canada) on 10/18/2012
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For Ascites, try

Sarasaparilla - diuretic
Dandelion - diuretic
Mint - Mildy diuretic

For sarasaparilla, take one root soak in 1 litre of water over night, and drink this water throughout day.

Drinking Dandelion tea - is diuretic - it is a liver medicine as well

Just eating Raw Mint leaves is diuretic.

Sarasaparilla is a body coolant too.


Ascites Remedies and Supplements
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 11/23/2017

Ascites suggestions

I noticed no one mentioned vitamin a, b vitamins, or vitamin c, which one would think would help the liver do its work. I should think lecithin, raw eggs, mustard seed powder, horseradish, parsley, liver, organic foods, filtered water would also help. There is a recipe floating around for lowering blood pressure that may help, too. It involves combining 1 cup each garlic juice, ginger juice, lemon juice, honey, and apple cider vinegar. You take some a couple times per day. I don't know the exact recipe.

My husband has been using it for a few months and his afib is improved and blood pressure is going down. His waist is reducing and his complexion is younger looking, too.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Brandon (Canada) on 10/16/2020

As these aren't invasive ingredients, 1-2 cups of water should be enough to take this mixture. Also look into natural diuretics, like Dandelion Tea. Coffee may be acknowledged as a 'diuretic' solely because of it's leeching capabilities, but it is NOT a valid solution for Ascites, so stick to the Dandelion Tea.

Also look into remedies that take some pressure off your liver and promote good bile production, and replace your coffees throughout the day with 2-3 glasses of water per cup. If you have a brita filter or access to alkaline water like Kangen water than even better. I'm not a doctor, just been involved with naturopaths my whole life and this is all from experience.


Natural Diuretics
Posted by Roec (Los Angeles, Ca) on 10/19/2012
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Take a look into L-Onithine. Definitely continue with the watermelon. I'd even juice a half a water melon with a whole lemon.

Also one avocado daily in a green leafy salad. Easing up on sugar, carbs and meats will lesson the burden as it is easiest for the liver to process veggies.

Carrot and apple freshly juiced. (Gerson Therapy)

Also do some research in taking alpha lipoic acid, daily selenium supplement.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joseph A. (Stockton, Ca ) on 08/03/2021 75 posts

Hi young lady, regarding ACV, I use it for weight loss, it curbs my appetite so well, that I just don't even think about food, here is what I do. Use. 1/2 lemon in 2 cups of water and boil it for 5 minutes, this releases many juices from the skin.

I squeeze the juices from hot lemon with 2 forks (or you can wait until it cools down) I strain seeds out then pour into large cup or glass and add 1TBSP ACV and 1/2 teaspoon of honey, think slowly drink it on an empty stomach I do once daily, have lost 35 lbs without a struggle. Your husband is losing weight also, albeit thru urination. This is the Best site to learn and or post old traditional things that your grandparents done to help with different ailments. Just love this site. I just read something that the site subscribers can now exchange emails, I will ask Deirdre (the founder) if it is true. Joe A.


Tamarind, Chelidonium 6x
Posted by Sam (Sa Australia) on 04/05/2017 18 posts

Thank you for your reply Aurora.

She has the paste however unsure of how or how much to take. She has just come out of hospital again after 3rd drainage. They have given her no hope and want to put her in palative care.

I am so scared and don't want to lose my Mum. I already have lost so many family members all too young. She is unable to afford the clinic in Mexico and Australia will not provide alternative for cancer. It's a cruel world. Thanks again.


Serrapeptase
Posted by Mary (Arcadia, Ca) on 03/16/2016 50 posts

Hello I am sorry your friend died. My friend died all of a sudden. He didn't believe in natural herbs to cure illnesses. He too had Hepatitis C and was given an anesthetic and he died shortly after the anesthetic. Could it be they gave your friend some kind of anesthetic for some procedure? Anyway that is why my friend died suddenly. God bless you and take care.

Mary from Arcadia


Serrapeptase
Posted by sheereen (new jersey) on 05/29/2022
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I'm sorry to hear about your friend's demise and long term suffering :( Thank you for sharing so much information for us to learn from...Ascites is a pain condition and I'm glad that there are natural, safe remedies that can help provide relief and address the underlying causes..Please be careful of supplementing with serraptase because it's a proteolytic enzyme that can make cancer grow and metastasize. I used to take alot of enzymes and eventually got very sick. I used to think it was a bloated stomach that looked pregnant, but now I realize it was probably ascites since it was accompanied by severe chronic coughing/lung inflammation.

Integrative cancer treatments and live support/lymph detoxification and drainage formulas by the homeopathic Pekana brand would probably help keep this painful condition from getting worse/causing debilitating discomfort.

Thank you for posting this information..I think my dog may have this since her belly looks bloated on the days her cough is severe( Thankfully not that often). We do give her a liver support formula and she is also administered Intravenous vitamin C treatments by her holistic vet and regenerative treatments.


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Gerry (Marshall) on 07/06/2016

Sure seems like it would be worth a try to use DE for your dog. It would take care of parasites, too.


DMSO
Posted by Mary (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) on 03/24/2013
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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

Natural Diuretics
Posted by Jerry (California) on 07/02/2015
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Try stinging nettle tea.


Natural Diuretics
Posted by Tessa (Ca) on 04/25/2017
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Try Chaga mushrooms.


Serrapeptase
Posted by Shana (London, Uk) on 07/06/2011

Hi, a quick update. I have started my mom on the serrapeptase twice a day. I have researched and found that it also helps with many other problems such as clogged arteries. I got the serrapeptase from http://serrapeptase.co.uk/ and my mother seems to be doing ok but will update to see the time lag between drainings and any improvements


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Beverly (Elkhart, IN) on 08/02/2021
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ascites and apple cider vinegar

my husband started drinking apple cider vinegar one tablespoon in a glass of water, this seems to be making him go pee often and it seems to be relieving his swelling from just 2 days once a day of this, on 8/1/2021and 8/2/2021.

Am I correct that it helps to relieve water retention in his belly and his top part inside his legs, about 2 times since his top part of his inside legs he had some water come out through his inside of the leg swelling, it has not happened but twice on the one leg that is swelled the most then it stopped after about a few hours of this, this was before he started taking the apple cider vinegar just two days ago, and he is keeping this going because he did pee a lot today, so can you tell me this is helping with his ascites relieving water to help him get rid of the excess water?

Please, and thank you.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Rodney (Greensboro, North Carolina ) on 07/22/2017

How often did you drink it and how much water did you use? How long did it take to work? Thanks


Tamarind, Chelidonium 6x
Posted by Aurora (Mason City, LA) on 04/01/2017

Sam, tamarind is a dry pod and in Mexico it is used to make a drink, and also sour candy. They have it in Asia, so if you have a Mexican or Asian store that would be the place to look. I don't know about its properties, because always used it as food.


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Wendy (North Carolina) on 06/14/2016

I have ascites, and I have DE. I had no idea it would work for ascites! That's exciting! I have used it to kill slugs off my beans, worms out of my dogs, and I read it was good for people too.......but I did not know this! Thank you! I've been drinking birch tea for ascites and many other benefits, I crave it! You'd often see me out in the woods clipping of the new birch branches to make a gallon of tea. It does make me pee a lot,,,, but it does keep me hydrated, plus it's a good blood purifier.


DMSO
Posted by Julie (New South Wales, Australia) on 02/08/2016

Hello, What is DMSO and how is it used for Ascites in End Stage Liver Disease?


DMSO
Posted by Lisa (Louisiana) on 06/22/2017

Did you find a solution for your whippet? I have a dog with the same problem, and I'm searching for a solution.


DMSO
Posted by Sharon (St Louis) on 03/14/2018

You can get milk thistle caps at vitamin store, I take a small amount daily, but I still have ascites, but its hard to increase the dose because I have kidney issues.


Natural Diuretics
Posted by Alicia (Syracuse, Utah) on 10/18/2012

Cayenne pepper.


Pawpaw
Posted by Bundy (Bali) on 12/19/2017
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try Paw paw.....it.s supposed to be very good for the liver..my Liver is bad..with Edema..ascites...don/t know how long I got cus still drink..

my edema..swelled up...pus blood...couldn/t walk...used coconut oil and paw paw cream on legs..they r just scarred now..will buy some garlic tabs and mango juice to day.for the tummy..lookn pregnant..think some small weight lifting as well. Sit-ups too.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Mike (Tampa, Fl) on 08/23/2017

How often did you take this daily, and how long did it take to make it go away? I just went and picked up all 3 and took my 1st. Wasn't sure if you did it 1x a day or 5x a day. Thanks! Glad you got better, hope it can help me, I hate not being able to wear my nice clothes right now :)


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Prerana (India, Mumbai) on 09/02/2017

Hello Mr. Brenda,

Did this combination of Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda worked in ascites along with liver cihrrosis?

Did you had an side effect? and for how many days did you had it?


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Virginia (Washington D.c. ) on 09/23/2017

How much do you take per day and for how long? Was your ascites due to liver cancer.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Linda (Chicago, Il ) on 12/09/2017

How long do you take this before your stomach returned to flat? Also, did you mix the ACV, honey, and baking soda together or take individually? Thank you.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Jennifer (St. Clair Shores) on 04/07/2018

How long does it take to work on swollen stomachs? Thanks!


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Nancy (Fl) on 04/18/2018

I was wondering how often?


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Darlene (Middletown, Ny) on 08/03/2018

How long does it take to see results using this remedy. Thank you for your help.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Mary (Spring, Texas) on 08/28/2018

The 2 tbsp of acv, 1 tbsp honey and 1 tsp baking soda. Do you add water to this- if so, how much? How many times a day is this to be taken to be effective? Thankyou


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Renee (San Francisco ) on 07/13/2021

Thanx!


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Camille (Chicago) on 02/23/2022

I assume you mixed with water? How long did it take to work? What was cause of your ascites (liver? cancer?)?


Tamarind, Chelidonium 6x
Posted by Maria (Sao Paulo, Brasil) on 03/05/2017

Please, Sir

How much tamarind should I take for my ascites? It is in juice form or what other form?

Sorry for my poor English. My language is portuguese. Thank You so much. Tina. waiting a email from You


Tamarind, Chelidonium 6x
Posted by Sam (Sa Australia) on 03/29/2017 18 posts

Hello,

My mum is suffering bad and is so scared. Where would you obtain tamarind please? How did it work and was it a cure? Much appreciated. Sam


Tamarind, Chelidonium 6x
Posted by Maria Argentina Bibas Naruto (Brazil) on 07/14/2017

Google about sodium bicarbonate and Dr.Tulio Simoncini an oncologist from Rome.

See also the milenar old Urine Therapy


Tamarind, Chelidonium 6x
Posted by Kimberli (Mason, Ohio ) on 07/10/2022

How is the Tamarind used? As a tea? The amount used?


Milk Thistle, Glutathione
Posted by Blood (New York) on 03/20/2017

Re: Glutathione - Not sure what you mean by the kind that melts in your mouth? Be more specific please, this is vital information people are seeking!


Serrapeptase
Posted by Doris (Ontario Canada) on 07/03/2017

Serrapeptase for Ascites

Please be aware that those who are on blood thinners should not be taking Serrapeptase.


Serrapeptase
Posted by Sami (Pula, Croatia) on 03/17/2022

This post was the most confusing thing I ever read since Kafka. You are telling us all the diseases your friend had and that that he does and then recommend what he was using?!? What is the purpose of this?


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Taryn (Wisconsin) on 07/06/2016

Does diatomaceous earth also work for ascites dogs?


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Sandra (Fraser Hot Springs, Ca.) on 01/09/2017

All I have to do is mix it in my oatmeal. Do I do it daily for how long. Thank you so much. God bless you sandra


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Monica (Ut) on 01/16/2017

About how much water were you retaining? Mine currently equals 3-8" difference in my waist for water. Do you recall how long it took? Thank you for sharing. I recently started DE but very small amounts & not consistently. Going to increase & do daily.


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Maria (NJ) on 12/16/2020

I really hope you are right, my stomach is ridiculously large. Is your belly flat? Or at least lower way lower than it was? Thanks! Hope to hear from you soon.


DMSO
Posted by D Gibson (Ohio) on 07/24/2015

DMSO is capable of killing yeast infections. A lot of bloating in the belly is caused by yeast, notice I did not say all.


DMSO
Posted by Bev (Lexington, Kentucky) on 05/31/2013

What is DMSO?

EC: Read more about DMSO here: https://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/DMSO.html


DMSO
Posted by Ramona (Usa) on 09/18/2014

Anyone know how often to apply DMSO? We've applied twice per day with no ascites relief. Thank you!


DMSO
Posted by Tony (Tenn., US) on 09/18/2014

I've tried DMSO topically for a number of health issues. It didn't do me any good. I was applying it to aid Colloidal Silver to penetrate the skin into the places needed. Didn't give me any results & I tried it for quite a while. The only thing it did for me was cause burning sensations on the skin.

I even tried rubbing raw honey on the skin pre & post-application & that didn't work to stop the burning. I thought DMSO would be a Godsend for all of my health issues but just like many other supplements it didn't have any good effects for me. Thanks!


DMSO
Posted by Connie (Huntington) on 10/23/2015

I just read your article as I have been desperately seeking a remedy for my husband's abdominal ascites due too early cirrhosis. I've also read where dMSO is very dangerous, what do you think about this? What happened when DMSO was applied to his sister's abdomen? Was she taking any other medication or has she had any other treatment can you give me any details? I'm dying to do this for my husband.


DMSO
Posted by Scott (Murfreesboro) on 03/23/2016

I have a Whippet with and enlarged heart and tons of fluid build up on his abdomen. We had him tapped last week but they only got 5 pounds of fluid of and much of that has came back over the past few days. We have him on the highest dose of lasix. Looking for alternatives to deal with the fluid.


DMSO
Posted by Richard (Kaduna State Nigeria) on 09/05/2016

I read about the good work of Dmso. My wife is having ascites all has been done no improvement. Where & how can I get DMSO pls. my wife is suffering. I am a Nigerian from kaduna state.


DMSO
Posted by Annlee (Indiana) on 09/05/2016

In her book, "Let's Get Well", Adelle Davis says to take 2 tablespoons of (brewer's ) yeast after each meal for rapid recovery from ascites-- I have seen this work. Good luck


DMSO
Posted by Eddy (Vancouver) on 09/30/2016

Try to consume less salt and reduce water intake, also dry sauna sessions can help, also look into taking milk thistle injections, only available in Germany, god bless


DMSO
Posted by Marius (Romania) on 07/07/2017

What kind of DMSO did he apply? Water or gel or cream?

Thanks!


Natural Diuretics
Posted by Fibe (Terrigal, Nsw) on 10/17/2012

Hello, My husband was diagnosed 11 months ago with terminal liver cancer, cirrhosis and hepatitis C.

He still seems to be defying the dr's diagnosis of only havine 1 year max to live.

The main problem we have control on is the ascites which has been going up and for months but this week he has put on 1 kilo of fluid per day. His dr has increased his diuretics, and we have been using he following natural method which usually helps get rid of the ascites however it does not seem to be working this time: Watermelon, celery seed and parsley juiced together 2 glasses per day to be taken.

Can anyone please suggest any other natural diuretic which could help without the liver needing to metabolise it?

Many Thanks, Fibe

Natural Diuretics
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 10/18/2012 2075 posts

Fibe from Terrigal, Nsw: There must be a stop to the progression of hep/cancer to stop the ascites, not simply slow it down. Are you not fallowing any of the Natural Therapies or protocols for liver cancer here on E.C. or other sources???

http://www.liversupport.com/

BHT reverses Hep. High dose Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is being used w/ good results. R-FractionALA is the best & most potent form.


Natural Diuretics
Posted by Mel (Sydney) on 05/23/2015

Chylous ascites is made up of trigylcerides and proteins and lymph. It is not water and does not respond to water pills. It is completely different to lymphedema.


Serrapeptase
Posted by Kitchensbrew (Jacksonville, Fl) on 06/17/2011

are you comfortable recommending the brand or serraP you used? My grandmother has cardiac acsities and all the coca do is pump her with diuretics... And they are not helping at all.


Serrapeptase
Posted by Anglii (Edmonton, Alberta) on 10/29/2011

Not sure which brand works best but "When consumed in unprotected tablets or capsules, the enzyme is destroyed by acid in the stomach. However, enterically-coated tablets enable the enzyme to pass through the stomach unchanged, and be absorbed in the intestine."

So I would make sure any supplement you take has an enteric coating to be of any benefit.

Would like to hear more from Lotusland in Vancouver and Shana in the UK as to how the ascites is responding to Serrapeptase. My dad has ascites due to liver cirrhosis and gets up to 11 litres drained every 2 weeks or so. I also wonder, since the Serrapeptide disolves dead tissue if it would do the same to scar tissue on the liver which causes the ascites in cases with cirrhosis.

Thanks


Serrapeptase
Posted by Vicky (Delhi, India) on 08/05/2012

I would Like to hear from shana and Desiree... Any progress with use of serraP... It's important for me as my father is suffering from ascites due to liver metastasis where the cancer is also at the peritoneal lining. Your feedbacks can help.