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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
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
Young mans bilirubin was 45 then it lowered with liver drugs and when hit cut drugs it elevated? Is it gilberts syndrome?
Not likely: Gilbert's syndrome is an elevated total and indirect bilirubin unrelated to any disease and is caused by an inherited difference in bilirubin metabolism. It is usually benign although some medicine metabolism may also be affected, there is usually no need to adjust medication doses except in rare instances. It may very occasionally cause a slight yellow skin or sclera tint. ...Read more
What is gilbert syndrome and do I have to take some sort of precaution with my diet? What causes this syndrome?
No worries: Gilbert's syndrome is a benign liver condition causing a mild elevation in your bilirubin level on lab testing. Sometimes when you become ill the bilirubin can get high enough to get you a little jaudiced (yellow skin/eyes) this will resolve after the illness passes and is no indication of liver damage. There are no dietary precautions to take with this condition. ...Read more
No: Gilbert's syndrome should not affect red blood cells. However, hemolysis (destruction of circulating red blood cells) can cause jaundice. ...Read more
No: Gilbert syndrome refers to a genetic syndrome where you can have mild yellowing of the whites of your eyes, especially with fasting. It does not have any other physical findings, or cause any long term health problems. Best wishes. ...Read more
I can't find my cause for dystautonomia/pots and i, keep getting worse. I also have 1st degree av block sleep apnea GERD gilberts syndrome minor neuropahy and syncope. Mayo clinic could not find a cause?
Integrative doctor: If you been to mayo clinic, and they can't find a cause, and it's time to look for an integrative medical doctor who can work with you locally, and can pull all the information together, check your blood levels of various vitamins and macronutrients, spend time to review your records, and come up with a plan. It's time to start getting some answers! You have a lot going on right now that requires attention. ...Read more
I have autonomic neuropathy / pots / sleep apnea / GERD / 1st degree av block / gilberts syndrome / doctors cannot find my cause for an and pots?
Hospital setting: I would consider being referred to some sort of hospital setting, like mayo clinic, that can have you be seen by several related departments and get collaboration of the findings and tests. ...Read more
NO: As far as I can research SAMe is not listed as treating hyperbilerubinemia ...Read more
What to do if holding a high level of billirubin i.e 109 (gilbert syndrome) can called a patient or not.?
Not a disease: One of the first things that I explain to the entering medical students is that not everything that's different from most folks is a "disease". A few percent of folks have Gilbert's; while even a healthy person presenting for health maintenance is a "patient", that doesn't mean you're sick. Being left-handed or gay isn't a disease; many "little people", folks with birthmarks, etc like how they are ...Read more
Something else: Gilbert's doesn't do that. This may be something as simple as having gone for a long run while you're out of shape, or as worrisome as hemochromatosis, wilson's, viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, or a medication allergy. The most common cause of elevated liver enzymes in today's world is probably lack of exercise, but there are things to rule out first. Stay proactive and best wishes. ...Read more
No: Gilbert condition is NOT a disease and needs no treatment. Marijuana is an unpurified plant material, each batch having unknown differences from other batches, each dose having many different compounds, affecting various parts of the body in both known and unknown ways, with harmful effects to some parts of one's mind and body... and thus is not like a purified modern medicine. Never smoke things! ...Read more
No help is needed: Gilbert condition is NOT a disease and needs no treatment. Marijuana is an unpurified plant material, each batch having unknown differences from other batches, each dose having many different compounds, affecting various parts of the body in both known and unknown ways, with harmful effects to some parts of one's mind and body; and thus is not like a purified modern medicine. Don't smoke anything. ...Read more
I have gilbert syndrome but my other liver function levels are ok. Do I have to avoid taking ecstasy?
Ecstasy: Absolutely avoid ecstacy and also avoid any other recreational drugs. ...Read more
If a patient is transfused with hyperbilirubinated blood because the donor has gilbert syndrome, will it affect the patient?
Do nothing: I'm going to assume this is gilbert's and that you do not also have ongoing hemolysis; your physician can tell. The best thing to do for gilbert's is nothing. Phenobarbital will lower the lab, doing you no good and making you chronically tired. A few people with a relatively more rough gilbert's allele do have some troubles; a gastroenterologist knows how to help. ...Read more
No.: Gilbert's really doesn't cause any problems. You are just more prone to looking jaundiced, which is for the most part a cosmetic problem. But NASH means that your liver is in distress, due to fat and not to alcohol. But it doesn't matter what the cause is. Your liver is not happy, and any amount of alcohol will make it worse. So even though your liver problem is not due to alcohol, don't drink. ...Read more
Not typically: But I have found the ammonia levels in most commercial labs to be not that accurate. You may want to just recheck it. ...Read more
Gilbert's syndrome: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gilberts-syndrome/ds00743 for basic info re glibert's syndrome, a collection of genetic mutations. You might be able to bring on characteristic jaundice w/fasting if your liver can't handle the bilirubin. Otherwise, there's really no harm from this very common condition. ...Read more
No: Ignore it. Gilbert's is likely to flare if you miss a few meals. It's best considered a non-disease as it's extremely common and really is a non-problem. In the old days, we used to treat it with phenobarbital, which lowers the bilirubin and diminishes the yellowing of the skin at the price of making you tired and unable to work or play effectively. You don't want that. ...Read more
I have gilberts syndrome. Does lifting at gym and isotretinion increase the yellowness of eyes? How to make my eyes look white at least? Beatine?
I was diagnosed with gilberts syndrome I also take viagra (sildenafil) for ed. Does this effect the way my liver processes the viagra (sildenafil)?
No: While Gilbert's syndrome (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904) is a liver condition, it has to do w/processing of bilirubin from red blood cells, not necessarily chemicals such as Viagra (sildenafil) (http://www. Drugs. Com/viagra. Html). I could not find any issue w/use of Viagra (sildenafil) in those w/Gilbert's tho Viagra (sildenafil) label does warn of liver concerns. ...Read more
Hyperbilirubinemia: Gilbert–Meulengracht syndrome, is a genetic liver disorder; the most common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin and found in up to 5% of the population. The major characteristic is jaundice, caused by elevated levels of unconjugated bilirubin in the bloodstream. There may be an elevated incidence of gallstones, but no other symptoms. Your stomach discomfort and chills are due to something else ...Read more
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
I have gilberts syndrome and also have anaphylactic reactions to tylonal. With tylonal being processed by the liver could the two be related?
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