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Ascites - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat It?

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Dr. Paresh J Thakkar 92% (22 ratings)
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Ayurveda, Ahmedabad  •  27 years experience
Ascites - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat It?

Ascites is a disease that is characterized by the buildup of protein-containing fluid in the abdominal cavity. It is a dangerous condition for the body and can cause kidney failure. At times, it is also a sign of life-threatening disease like cancer. So, it is important to start the treatment of the disease at the earliest. Symptoms such as bloating, abdominal stiffness, weight loss, weakness, and dilated veins should not be ignored and must be brought to the notice of a doctor immediately. If the examination confirms ascites, treatment should begin at the earliest. Ayurveda offers a complete treatment for this condition and it is long-lasting and not harsh on the body. Additionally, it does not cause any side effects.

Ayurveda medicines act as a diuretic
In ascites, the abdominal cavity experiences abnormal retention of protein-containing fluid, which is dangerous for the system and needs to be removed. Therefore, Ayurveda prescribes medicines that possess strong diuretic and cleansing properties. These medicines increase the secretion of urine from the body, which helps flush out the ascetic fluid retained in the abdominal cavity.

Ayurveda cleanses toxins
Since Ascites affects the functions of the liver, the body cannot remove toxins from the system. It starts building up gradually and adds to the ascetic fluid retained in the abdominal cavity. Therefore, herbs possessing detoxification action are given to the patient.

Ayurveda soothes inflammation
In ascites, the abdominal cavity and liver get scarred and this leads to swelling and pain. So, Ayurveda also prescribes medicines with anti-inflammatory properties as it soothes the inflammation in the liver and the abdominal cavity. A light, fat-free, and non-spicy diet is also anti-inflammatory in nature and soothes the gastrointestinal tract. It also takes away the load from the digestive system as such food gets digested easily.

Ayurveda increases immunity
In ascites, the immunity of the patient is severely affected. The patient becomes weak and also loses appetite. To make the patient recover from the illness, it is necessary to get their immunity back to its earlier state and Ayurveda does so with the help of diet, medicines, and external therapies. Medicines help boost immunity, while the easy-to-digest diet provides sufficient nutrition to the body and also gets absorbed easily.

The restrictions on alcohol, smoking, and the instruction to take enough sleep are also meant to act as immunity-enhancing remedies.

Ayurveda works in a holistic manner to provide relief from the painful symptoms and also soothe the gastrointestinal tract and liver in case of ascites. It increases the stamina of the patient as well so that the recovery is quicker and smoother. The whole treatment procedure is focused on curing the disease from the roots while making sure that the patient does not experience any side effect.

Ascites is severe and complicated situation patient must need proper consultation of an expert Ayurvedic doctor.

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