Ascites is excess fluid in the space between the membranes lining the abdomen and abdominal organs. WebMD provides illustrations and information on various conditions associated with ascites.
Water: A Fluid Way to Manage Constipation
Chronically constipated? Drinking plenty of water and other natural fluids can help. WebMD explains the connection between hydration and constipation.
Digestive Problems and Bleeding Varices
WebMD explains bleeding varices, a potentially fatal complication of liver damage and portal hypertension.
The Basics of Constipation
WebMD explains the causes of constipation, and how it is diagnosed and treated.
What Is Peptic Ulcer Disease?
WebMD explores peptic ulcer disease, including its causes and treatment.
Digestive Problems and Ultrasound Testing
Ultrasound imaging can help diagnose a wide range of digestive diseases and gastrointestinal problems. Find out more.
WebMD looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for gallstones.
Nausea and Vomiting
Find out what causes nausea and vomiting -- and tips for preventing it.
Inherited Liver Diseases
A look at inherited liver diseases, such as hemochromatosis and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
What Is Portal Hypertension?
Portal hypertension is an increase in the blood pressure within a system of veins called the portal venous system. Learn more.