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Is gilberts disease inherited?

Is gilberts disease inherited?

It is. ..: Gilbert's is the most common hereditary liver disease. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Gilbert's Disease (Definition)

Gilbert's disease is a benign (non-cancerous) liver illness which is characterized by a slightly elevated ...Read more


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Can you tell me about gilberts disease?

Can you tell me about gilberts disease?

Common, mild: This is a minor defect in processing bilirubin, so that your indirect / unconjugated bilirubin tends to run high especially if you miss a few meals. It's not a threat to your well-being and a few percent of otherwise-healthy folks have it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and risks of Gilberts disease.

Med side effects: Gilbert's syndrome or disease is not directly of any danger to you. However, you may be more susceptible to side effects from certain medications, so make sure anyone prescribing you medication knows you have Gilbert's syndrome. Also, there is a risk of assuming that the associated jaundice is due to the Gilbert's when it might be something else. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for gilberts disease/syndrome; mainly the yellowing of the eyes?

Are there any cures for gilberts disease/syndrome; mainly the yellowing of the eyes?

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

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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?

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 gilberts disease cause high ALT 78 and AST 50 and bilirubin 1.2? Diagnosed with fatty liver in july. Had us done in jan it showed little fat.

Can gilberts disease cause high ALT 78 and AST 50 and bilirubin 1.2? Diagnosed with fatty liver in july. Had us done in jan it showed little fat.

Not usually: Gilbert's causes a "cosmetic" abnormality in bilirubin (bile pigment) metabolism. Does not cause changes on ast, alt-that reflects mild inflammation of liver cells. Could be due to overweight, needs, alcohol, infection, immune inflammation, other. ...Read more

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Can Gilberts disease cause peanut butter colored stools? Could it also cause RUQ discomfort? Recently had abdominal US and it came back normal.

Can Gilberts disease cause peanut butter colored stools? Could it also cause RUQ discomfort? Recently had abdominal US and it came back normal.

Gilbert's disease: Gilberts Disease does not produce symptoms, it is merely an elevated bilirubin detected on routine blood screening. The other liver blood tests are never elevated, the Ultrasound will be normal, and this never causes any symptoms of any kind.
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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

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Had gilberts disease 4 years ago. Could this be an abdominal mass or something related to the liver or small intestine?

Had gilberts disease 4 years ago. Could this be an abdominal mass or something related to the liver or small intestine?

Liver enzyme: Gilbert's disease/syndrome is the reduced availability of a liver enzyme that metabolizes bilirubin so the usual symptoms are just mild jaundice. Affected people see episodes of jaundice often associated with stress such as infection, illness, exertion, fasting, etc. Affected people have increased risk for gallstones. ...Read more

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I am so exhausted I have gilberts disease but so does my sister and she has energy I think it is something else blood sugar normal blood pressure nor?

I am so exhausted I have gilberts disease but so does my sister and she has energy I think it is something else blood sugar normal blood pressure nor?

Could be: When I think of daytime fatigue - low thyroid, depression, or sleep apnea/sleeping disorders come to mind. Gilbert's simply means a tendency for serum bilirubin to be elevated when one is fasting, and should be without symptoms. ...Read more

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What is gilberts syndrome?

High bilirubin: Gilbert's non-disease affects a few percent of folks. The liver doesn't process bilirubin quite so well as other folks, and the serum bilirubin runs high. It increases more if you miss a few meals. It's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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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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What would be signs that you have gilberts sysdrome?

What would be signs that you have gilberts sysdrome?

Not many.: Most of the gilbert syndrome patients do not have any signs or symptoms. Mild unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (high bilrubin- jaundice pigment) is usually noted during "routine" blood tests. Nelson's text book of pediatrics lists mild abdominal pain as a possible symptom. An association with pyloric stenosis and gilbert syndrome is also described (wyllie and hyams' text book pediatric GI disease). ...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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Since im having gilberts syndrome do I need to follow any diet?

Since im having gilberts syndrome do I need to follow any diet?

No: Gilbert syndrome is a benign liver disorder and requires no treatment or specific diet. ...Read more

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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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My friend has been diagnosed as having 'gilberts syndrome'.Please can you tell me more about this condition.

My friend has been diagnosed as having 'gilberts syndrome'.Please can you tell me more about this condition.

Gilberts Syndrome: Gilbert syndrome is an inherited syndrome which is benign. The unconjugated portion of bilirubin is slightly elevated while the other liver enzymes are normal, one symptom it causes dry mouth. ...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

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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Can regular uv exposure help manage my gilberts syndrome?

Can regular uv exposure help manage my gilberts syndrome?

Don't think so...: The phototherapy for newborns with jaundice is not ultraviolet light, but a particular wavelength of blue light (420-470nm). Uv light is used for treating some patients with psoriasis. The very mild jaundice in gilbert's syndrome does not need treatment. ...Read more

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I have gilberts syndrome. Now my sgpt level is 167. Why?

I have gilberts syndrome. Now my sgpt level is 167. Why?

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

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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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Can gilberts syndrome elevate your ammonia levels my level was 72 normal is 11-32?

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

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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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2 tests done in past few months. Total Bilirubin 21 umol/L N < 25 // 1st test showed 25 umol/L. Suggested Gilberts, is 21 high?

Bilirubin high?: F age? : 2 tests done in past few months. Total Bilirubin 21 umol/L N < 25 // 1st test showed 25 umol/L. Suggested Gilberts, is 21 high? ANS: No-if the normal is <25 then 21 is <25 and therefore normal. But discuss with Drs that ordered the test. Gilbert's is inherited problem with bilirubin metabolism of no consequent-mostly. Discuss with your Dr. Go to uptodate. Com for more information. ...Read more