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Doctor insights on: Bilirubin Gilberts Syndrome

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Does bilirubin and or gilberts syndrome really protect against heart disease or coronary blockage? Or is this false?

Does bilirubin and or gilberts syndrome really protect against heart disease or coronary blockage? Or is this false?

Says who?: It is possible to do a bad scientific study and find any link whatsoever. I'd cite cell phone and brain tumors. The most recent study I could find was the 13 year old study with barely significant numbers from an obscure institution and it makes no sense. Any time you hear about "antioxidants", put your hand over your wallet. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11849670 ...Read more

Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more


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Bilirubin level of 80 to 110 due to gilbert syndrome is dangerous or otherwise. Thanks ?

Safe: The only danger in "gilbert's" is that someone will misunderstand / overdiagnose / overtreat. Very rarely, gilbert's people run into trouble with a few medications; your physician will be aware of this. It should be called "gilbert's non-disease". ...Read more

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What is the cause of elevated bilirubin in young man,more than 2 years? bilirubin is 31(norm <17)no gilbert syndrome

What is the cause of elevated bilirubin in young man,more than 2 years? bilirubin is 31(norm <17)no gilbert syndrome

Many possible causes: ... ranging from problems with the gallbladder or bile duct to liver problems to problems with metabolism. If you know that Gilbert syndrome is not present, you must have seen a physician about this in the past. If a diagnosis still has not been made, I would ask to see a hepatologist for more definitive testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Young mans bilirubin was 45 then it lowered with liver drugs and when hit cut drugs it elevated? Is it gilberts syndrome?

Interesting.: I am not sure I understand the question or the units properly. What units for the bilirubin - what liver drugs? Please resubmit complete question as we will not be able to see this question when your new one comes through. ...Read more

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Doctor found elevated bilirubin 32.0 in blood, diagnosed gilberts syndrome without further investigating isn't it true that elevated bilirubin can he?

Gilbert's: Bili can be elevated for a large number of reasons, but elevations of unconjugated bili without other findings and a long Hx of mild elevations of unconj bili can likely be attributed to Glilberts. The presence of other comorbid conditions or symptoms negates this. ...Read more

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Indirect bilirubin 1.6, direct 0.3. Direct is only 0.1 above normal. Dr. Said gilbert's. Abdominal u/s normal. Gilberts?

Indirect bilirubin 1.6, direct 0.3. Direct is only 0.1 above normal. Dr. Said gilbert's. Abdominal u/s normal. Gilberts?

Ever tested before?: If your previous chemical profiles have been similar, and everything else is normal, it's probably gilbert's. Otherwise, if you're on any medications, a trial of stopping them might tell. If you've gotten jaundiced during an illness when you've gone a few days without eating, think gilbert's. Trust your blood smear is normal as well / no hemolysis and no deep bruises. ...Read more

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Is gilberts disease present at birth or can you develop later in life? How high can bilirubin get? Mine was 1.99. Rdw was 14.4 is this a sign of gs?

Gilbert's syndrome..: Is a disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency. The enzyme is a glucuronyltransferase responsible for conjugating bilirubin (a breakdown product of heme generated with red blood cell turnover), making it water soluble and more readily cleared. The disorder is inherited, but is usually harmless. Patients may have a yellow hue to the skin (jaundice) or whites of the eyes (icterus). Illness may worsen. ...Read more

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Can you just all the sudden develop gilberts ? My bilirubin has been middle elevated for over a year. Alt and AST been ele for 10mth last 2 mth good

Can you just all the sudden develop gilberts ? My bilirubin has been middle elevated for over a year. Alt and AST been ele for 10mth last 2 mth good

Congenital: Gilbert's syndrome is a congenital, life long condition that might get worse in certain condition such as infections or dehydration and may cause jaundice and or fatigue. Otherwise, benign condition with no need for specific treatment. ...Read more