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Ascites is a condition characterized by an abnormal accumulation of pathologic fluid within the abdominal (peritoneal) cavity. There are many underlying causes of ascites, among which liver disease is one of the most common reasons. Ascites typically begin due to an abnormality in the liver. The most important step in treating ascites is to reduce salt intake in our diet.

Ascites is an accumulation of abnormal fluid in the abdomen, specifically in the peritoneal cavity. When ascites is caused due to cancer, or if the abdomen’s fluid contains cancerous cells, it is often called malignant ascites or malignant peritoneal effusion. Malignant ascites is a manifestation of end-stage events in a variety of cancers and is often associated with a poor prognosis