Ascites- Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention

Ascites- Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors And Prevention

What is Ascites? Ascites occurs when fluid accumulates in the abdomen. This buildup occurs between two layers of membranes that together form the peritoneum, a smooth sac that contains the organs of the body. A small volume of fluid is normal in the peritoneum cavity. Symptoms Ascites is generally followed by a feeling of fullness, a ballooning belly and a rapid increase in weight. Other symptoms often include: Shortness of breath Nausea Swelling in legs and ankles Indigestion Vomiting Heartburn Loss of appetite Fever Hernia If you have a combination…

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