Ascites is when too much fluid builds up in your abdomen (belly). Cirrhosis, a liver ailment, is frequently the cause. Talk to your doctor when you have cirrhosis and discover that you’re gaining weight quickly. Your doctor will discuss therapies with you, which may include a low-salt diet. Cirrhosis (liver scarring) patients are more likely to develop this disorder.
The stomach, colon, liver, and kidneys are all covered by a covering of tissue known as the peritoneum. There are two layers to the peritoneum. When fluid accumulates up between the two layers, ascites develop.
In normally healthy adults, fluid accumulation is uncommon. It is caused by several disorders, the most common of which is cirrhosis. Cirrhosis’ most prevalent consequence is ascites. Ascites develops in around half of persons with decompensated cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is responsible for around 80% of ascites cases.