Liver disease

Severe liver disease (such as cirrhosis) causes retain fluid retention.

Cirrhosis slows the normal flow of blood through the liver, thus increasing pressure in the veins that bring blood from the intestines and spleen to the liver. This so-called portal hypertension can cause fluid to accumulate in the legs and in the abdomen (ascites). Leg swelling and ascites may also result from the inability of the liver to make enough of certain blood proteins, such as albumin. Low albumin levels increase fluid retention.



vascular health

Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos is a Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in USA.


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Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center Pennsylvania, USA