Top 20 Doctor insights on: Gilbert syndrome pronunciation

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IS GILBERT SYNDROME HARMFUL?

IS GILBERT SYNDROME HARMFUL?

No: The worst that will happen to you is mild jaundice, which will occur periodically. It may decrease your risk of heart disease though. Overall, it might be a good thing. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have gilbert syndrome my bl is8.5 what you suggest for me?

I have gilbert syndrome my bl is8.5 what you suggest for me?

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

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Can you tell me the main clinical features of gilbert syndrome?

Can you tell me the main clinical features of gilbert syndrome?

There are none: Gilbert's (zheel-bear's) is a mild metabolic kink that produces slightly elevated indirect bilirubin, especially if you miss a few meals. The jaundice might be noticeable to someone with a good eye. The worst part of the "disease" is getting diagnosed and believing you are actually sick. It's extremely common, with a few % of your friends being affected. ...Read more

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Can gilbert syndrome return after 6 months? I had gilbert syndrome last year in august and now I doubt I am having it again

Can gilbert syndrome return after 6 months? I had gilbert syndrome last year in august and now I doubt I am having it again

Yes, lifetime: Gilbert's Syndrome is caused by an abnormal gene that you inherit from your parents. The gene controls an enzyme that helps break down bilirubin in your liver. G.S is a mild nonhemolytic unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia defined by bilirubin levels less than 6. Inherited disorder with decreased levels of the enzyme uridine diphosphoglucoronate glucuronosyltransferase (UDPGT) Common, mild jaundice. ...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 gilbert syndrome and do I have to take some sort of precaution with my diet? What causes this syndrome?

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

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I've just found out I have gilbert syndrome is this anything to worry about and could it lead to any life threatening illnesses?

No.: This is a completely benign condition, usually discovered while looking for something else like hepatitis. Gilbert syndrome produces higher than usual bilirubin levels, and sometimes jaundice, without any liver damage or any other adverse effects whatsoever. ...Read more

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I have gilbert syndrome with nash. Is it advisable to take a drink a day.

I have gilbert syndrome with nash. Is it advisable to take a drink a day.

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

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Is their something characteristic for gilbert syndrome, is their any relationship with fasting?

Is their something characteristic for gilbert syndrome, is their any relationship with fasting?

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

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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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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

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If a patient is transfused with hyperbilirubinated blood because the donor has gilbert syndrome, will it affect the patient?

If a patient is transfused with hyperbilirubinated blood because the donor has gilbert syndrome, will it affect the patient?

Thank your liver: If that were to happen, it would most likely be processed just as if it was the recipient's own bolus of bilirubin, by the liver, and excreted. Should not have any significant / lasting effect unless liver function an issue. ...Read more

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Positive AMA test of 28.1 units all liver tests are normal and ultrasound normal. I also have gilbert syndrome. Is this something to worry about?

Positive AMA test of 28.1 units all liver tests are normal and ultrasound normal. I also have gilbert syndrome. Is this something to worry about?

? ANA test: If this is an ANA test, the titer is low and may not be significant. Gilbert's syndrome is a congenital disorder which is quite benign and rarely a problem. In view of no other liver abnormalities and a nonspecific? ANA titer, I feel you have nothing to worry about, but you could also consult a hepatologist or rheumatologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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I have gilbert syndrome and got really yellow eyes. What can I do to treat it?

I have gilbert syndrome and got really yellow eyes. What can I do to treat it?

Jaundice: Gilbert's syndrome produces an increased amount of bilirubin in the blood, but normally has no serious consequences. Mild jaundice may appear under conditions of stress, exertion, fasting, and infections, but the condition usually has few other symptoms or risks. Reducing these risk factors may help. There is no way to change the color of the eyes except through contact lens use (scleral lens). ...Read more

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Can gilbert syndrome be hereditary? My doctor said I have it because my mothers father, my grandfather had it when he was my age.

Can gilbert syndrome be hereditary? My doctor said I have it because my mothers father, my grandfather had it when he was my age.

Yes most of the time: In gilbert syndrome one of the most common genetic disorder due to mutation in ugtiai gene, due to lack of enzyme that conjugates bilirubin causes jaundice. ...Read more

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I am a 42 male with proven gilbert syndrome with ^bilrubin, ^sgot ^sgpt. Recent usg shows changed eco texture of liver. Kindly advice.

More than Gilbert's: Gilbert's is very common and does not produce elevated SGOT or sgpt. Something else is going on. If still up when you're off meds & alcohol (if applicable), a check for hepatitis b, c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis (maybe), antitrypsin deficiency might be in order. If it's fatty-textured, a new fitness-focused lifestyle might be the start of the best years of your life. ...Read more

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I have been reported fatty liver. Also a proven gilbert syndrome. My doctor cautioned firmly that I am going to develop diabetes. Kindly comment?

I have been reported fatty liver. Also a proven gilbert syndrome. My doctor cautioned firmly that I am going to develop diabetes. Kindly comment?

Yes: Both of these are signs of inflammation of the liver. One is genetic and the other is acquired. Low glycemic diet and the meditaranian diet along with a stable thyroid has been shown to decrease this. A fatty liver becomes dysfunctional at glycemic metabolism and you can get diabetes from this. ...Read more

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I have gilbert syndrome with high cholestral, trigyceride and bilurubin. I was on medication named statin for 1 month with low carb diet which reduces m?

I have gilbert syndrome with high cholestral, trigyceride and bilurubin. I was on medication named statin for 1 month with low carb diet which reduces m?

Statin: Has strong reliable effects on lowering heart attack and stroke. Diet..... especially a high fat diet... no. Drugs that just lower dietary contribution to blood cholesterol (cholestryramine) didn't work well on prevention.
Exercise under supervision, more helpful. Statins can cause fat to replace liver--needs imaging tests to monitor if other liver disease.
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Can gilbert syndrome cause swollen lymph nodes? How about itchy skin?

Can gilbert syndrome cause swollen lymph nodes? How about itchy skin?

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