Living with Ascites

Patients who are living with ascites are also suffering from a serious underlying disease.  Keeping ascites under control is both important for their health and for quality of life.  

The on-going cycle of the build-up of large volumes of ascites followed by paracentesis (the most common way to treat ascites) is a significant burden for patients, and with no other treatment options available for the removal of ascites, this repeat procedure can take a real toll on emotional well-being.

Patients sometimes put off visiting the hospital for paracentesis until build-up of ascites has reached an intolerable level, which can increase the risk of certain medical complications associated with ascites as well as impact their social and family life. 

The time is now for a new gentle, safe and natural way to manage ascites.