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What are the treatment options for peritoneal diseases?

Because there are many different kinds of peritoneal diseases, there are also many different kinds of treatment options. Ascites, an excessive build up of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, is typically treated with bed rest, a low-salt diet, and diuretic drugs that help remove more wastewater from the system. Peritonitis, an infection in the peritoneal region, is typically treated with antibiotics to stop the spread of infection and surgery to remove the infected abdominal tissue.

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