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Accumulation Of Fluid In The Abdominal Cavity
Is it recommended for a patient w/ ascite to take protien suppliment such as whey protien mix and pure protien shake? Ascite is a condition where by a person starts collecting fluid in his/her abdominal cavity due to liver failure. My friend is currently
Ascites : Ascites is a fluid build up within the abdominal cavity that can be caused from a variety of reasons, but most commonly from liver disease. In this case, scarring within the liver, called cirrhosis caused elevated blood pressures within the intestine and other abdominal organs, also known as portal hypertension. This causes fluid to leak into the peritoneum and when the amount of fluid formation exceeds the capacity of the abdominal lining to absorb the fluid, then accumulation of fluid occurs. In some liver conditions, such as portal vein thrombosis (sometimes related to liver cancer), ascites accumulation may be severe. The fluid consists of protein, including albumin. Patients that have the fluid removed, called paracentesis, to relieve the pressure from the ascites, also lose the protein and exacerbate protein loss. Together with the liver disease (liver makes essentially all of the proteins that circulate in the blood), patients will lose a large amount of muscle mass, called muscle wasting. Patients with liver disease may also experience mental confusion, called hepatic encephalopathy, which calls for dietary protein restriction, which also exacerbates muscle wasting. The recommendations for protein intake in liver failure patients has changed. The american association for the study of liver diseases currently recommends that protein intake should be at least 1 g/kg/day and increased to 1.75 - 2 g/kg/day as tolerated. A late night meal with the highest amount of protein will minimize the risk of encephalopathy interfering with daily routine. At this point, your friend should be under the careful management of a liver specialist, called a hepatologist and possibly evaluated for liver transplantation. ...Read more
Ct confirmed fluid/blood in abdominal cavity post gyn surgery. How long should it take for the intermittent sharp pains to subside?
Post-op pain: it will take 4-6 weeks for the post-op pain to go. ...Read more
Hernias: Weak points in the anatomy are the reason patients have hernias. The most common place is the inguinal/groin region. Next is the umbilicus/belly button and femoral hernias. Other placed are at abdominal wall incisions from previous surgeries, the esophageal hiatus in the diaphragm/hiatal hernias, or spigelian hernias less commonly in the lateral abdominal wall. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 the last year experiencing discomfort in the left lower quadrant of my abdominal cavity. What could be the problem and how could I treat the issue?
A variety of things: Within the left lower quadrant, lies the sigmoid colon (part of the large intestine), the left ovary (females), and the left kidney ureter. Evaluation and treatment will depend on associated symptoms, e.g. diarrhea, constipation, blood in urine or stool, presence of mass and nature of discomfort. See a gastroenterologist if this persists or worsens. ...Read more
Maybe It's Twoo Wuv: It could be transmission from your heart.As long as by "fluttering"you mean a rapid pulsation.It could also be some twitching from your diaphragm.The heart thing has more serious ramifications so when it happens check your pulse.If it is rapid,then you need to see a doctor.If not, place your palm on your upper stomach area and feel for twitching.If nothing is found,see a doc if it lasts 2 weeks ...Read more
My mum has an infection in her abdominal cavity, petrionitis. I just want to know if she will be alright?
Hopefully: Peritonitis can be life threatening.M source of the infection has to be found and treated. ...Read more
Does wheat increase the amount of fat that is stored in abdominal cavity? I was curious if a primarily carb diet from wheat leads to more weight gain.
Yes if large amounts: A diet high in sugars and starches is probably the greatest contributor to obesity. The book wheat belly makes the case that wheat is a major factor. See http://thehealingproject.Us/2012/09/22/book-summary-wheat-belly-by-william-davis-md/ for a good summary. However, there are some strong critiques http://noglutennoproblem.Blogspot.Com/2012/03/wheat-belly-busted.Html see my comments for more:. ...Read more
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