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How to Prevent Ascites
To decrease the risk of ascites, take the following steps to prevent cirrhosis, the most common cause of ascites:
- Drink alcohol in moderation. This means no more than one drink per day for women and two for men.
- Practice safe sex to avoid hepatitis.
- Do not share intravenous (IV) needles.
- Get vaccinated for hepatitis B.
- If you are taking medications that can damage your liver, follow your doctor's guidelines on getting your blood tested.
If you have had ascites, you can prevent their reoccurrence by:
- Not drinking alcohol
- Limiting your use of all medications, including over-the-counter drugs (unless recommended otherwise by your doctor)
- Restricting your sodium intake
- Taking diuretics as recommended by your doctor
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