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Bilirubin Normal Values
My bilirubin level is higher than normal value what should I do to bring it back to normal?And should I exercise during this time?
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
Yes: Labs vary but should be normal or near normal. ...Read more
0 to 1 by our lab: Depends slightly on lab used. Our lab uses 0.0 to 1.0 fmg/dl or total bilirubin and 0.0 to 0.3 for direct bilirubin. Direct/conjugated bilirubin can be elevated in liver/biliary system disease, and indirect/unconjugated bilirubin can go high with hemolysis (break-up of red blood cells in blood stream), can be a harmless inherited condition (eg gilbert's), and has various other causes. ...Read more
My bilirubin was 1.2 nine years ago and was 1.4 last week any concerns? I work out regularly and everything else was normal
Stop worrying: I'm going to assume you do not have one of the hemolytic disorders such as spherocytosis or thalassemia minor. I'm also going to assume this is mostly indirect bilirubin. You probably have Gilbert's, and if you miss a meal or two, which is fine, you may find it going into the 2's. Don't worry about it -- it's a common non-illness affecting several percent of folks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilirubin 1.6, all other lft normal, normal reticulyte . I have retested 5x over 9 months . All lft normal , bilirubin has fluctuated?
Stop Testing: What is your concern? You are not unwell and do not have any condition warranting such worry or the expense of so many unnecessary tests. ...Read more
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