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A 52-year-old member asked:

how is it possible that drinking cause jaundice of the liver?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
The liver does...: ...Not get jaundice, the body does. Liver damaged by drinking cannot get rid of the body's production of bilirubin, a by-product of red cell recycling. Bilirubin is bright yellow and stains skin and eyes, this is called jaundice when it becomes visible.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Liver damage: It causes liver damage, which in turn causes the liver to poorly process bilirubin, which is what leads to jaundice.

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A 55-year-old female asked:

If I have liver issues say jaundice how can I fix the problem?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Depends on cause: Why are you jaundiced? The fix depends on the csuse.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Do health consequences result from jaundice on the liver? If so, what happens?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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None: Disease of the liver or red blood cells causes the jaundice.
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What can cause people to turn yellow? I know jaundice can but are they any other causes? Is it always related to the liver?

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Dr. Ronald Holzman
Mammography, Breast Ultrasound 47 years experience
Not always liver. : Also hypervitaminosis A can cause yellow skin, seen in people that consume carrots in excess for a long time. Contact with a yellow dye, or items that will color the skin yellow after contact are also a consideration. If this is you, be seen by your De. To determine the exact cause.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Are the only causes of jaundice liver related?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
No: Jaundice can also be caused by certain blood disorders like hemolytic anemia,and also by bile duct stones and occasionally by pancreatic problems.
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A male asked:

How long does it take for jaundice to go away caused by the liver does the longer it takes say anything about cond of liver can anything speed up proc?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Depends: Depends on the recovery of liver........things which speed up recovery of liver will improve jaundice.

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