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Learn more about Portal hypertension

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is portal hypertension?

A condition seen in chronic liver disease. Scarring of the liver causes the surrounding blood vessels to have abnormally high pressures.

Symptoms of portal hypertension

  • Skin Itching

  • Stomach feels bloated

  • Fatigue

  • Abdominal pain

  • Swelling of any body part

Questions your doctor may ask to check for portal hypertension

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose portal hypertension

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you feel that your abdomen (stomach) is bloated or has a lot of gas?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Do you have any swelling in any part of your body?

Treatment for portal hypertension

Treatment aims to manage the symptoms, or to cure. To manage water retention, the doctor may prescribe medicines and restrictions in diet and water consumption. Other treatments include surgery to divert blood away from high pressure areas, or a liver transplant.

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