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Gilbert Syndrome Pronunciation
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
If a patient is transfused with hyperbilirubinated blood because the donor has gilbert syndrome, will it affect the patient?
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
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
Can gilbert syndrome be hereditary? My doctor said I have it because my mothers father, my grandfather had it when he was my age.
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
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
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?
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.
Cannot say in your particular case, tho ...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
Gilbert's disease: See your doctor because you may have a super I posed condition that is affecting your liver. In gilbert's disease you will not normally have yellow sclera. ...Read more
My friend has been diagnosed as having 'gilberts syndrome'.Please can you tell me more about this condition.
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: 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
NO: As far as I can research SAMe is not listed as treating hyperbilerubinemia ...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
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
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