Ascites is also known as peritoneal cavity fluid, peritoneal fluid excess, abdominal dropsy, and hydroperitoneum etc. In this disease, the excess fluid in the peritoneal cavity is accumulated due to cirrhosis and other severe liver diseases. If a person suffers from a severe liver disease, the high pressure in the blood vessels of the liver and low albumin level causes ascites.

Disorders like cirrhosis and other illness, clots in the veins of the liver, colon cancer, congestive heart failure, constrictive pericarditis, hepatitis, infections such as tuberculosis, liver cancer, nephritic syndrome, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer etc may be associated with ascites. There are several methods of diagnosing ascites. Blood tests and an ultrasound scan of the abdomen are usually applied for diagnosing the disease. Also, the fluid accumulated in the peritoneal cavity is directly removed by the help of needles.

It is quite difficult to notice the mild ascites but the patients suffering from severe ascites can feel the abdominal heaviness and pressure and shortness of breath etc. Homeopathy treatment analyzes the individual patients and their pathological conditions and treats the disease through medication. Homoeopathy differs from other treatments as it aims at not only treating only the disease but by treating the sick person as a whole.