This is my first post, I am suffering with advanced alcohol related cirrhosis. After 3 months of abstinence I have managed to move from Stage 4 to Stage 3.
A major symptom I have is ascites, I have a large hernia around the umbilical area. The ascites is slowly reducing with 200mg Spironolactone diuretic treatment, but the hernia is growing.
My question I feel might be a bit trivial to try to bother my Liver Support Unit with, especially at this time of the year when they are so busy and understaffed.
I wonder if it might help to wear an abdominal truss at night (when my diuretics seem to work the most). Perhaps pressing the liquid back in might concentrate it more, and help the intestines to absorb it back to the body more efficiently.
I would be grateful for any thoughts, experiences or suggestions.