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What are different ways to treat gilbert's disease?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Nothing: Gilbert's is usually an assymptomatc disease that's incidentally picked up with routine blood work. We usually don't treat it.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Don't treat it: As a lab doctor / pathologist, i'm always telling folks to treat the person, not the lab values. Phenobarbital will lower the bilirubin level and make you chronically tired and slow. Call it "gilbert's non-disease." only a few people ever have trouble with it.

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