Portal Hypertension Index
Portal hypertension is most commonly caused by cirrhosis, a disease in which results from scarring of a liver injury. Other causes of portal hypertension include blood clots in the portal vein, blockages of the veins that carry the blood from teh liver to the heart, and a parasitic infection called schistosomiasis.
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- Ascites Facts
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- What causes ascites?
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- What is the treatment for ascites?
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