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What's the best treatment for high bilirubin levels?

What's the best treatment for high bilirubin levels?

UV light: Generally, this is a problem with newborns, where they have high bilirubin. In this setting, they are exposed to uv light to decrease it. ...Read more

Bilirubin (Definition)

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


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High bilirubin of 237 but lower enzymes, gallbladder stones & was on TB medication earlier but not anymore. Age57 what is the treatment? How to reduce

Sorry....: Billirubin can not be 237. If 23.7......the cause may be INH (TB med) induced liver damage. Need to see PMD.....for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Have dj syndrome. What is the treatment/medicine for high bilirubin level of more than 25 with itching, pale stool, yellow urine n eyes, low appetite?

Have dj syndrome. What is the treatment/medicine for high bilirubin level of more than 25 with itching, pale stool, yellow urine n eyes, low appetite?

Needs evaluation: Dubin johnson syndrome causes a direct hyperbilirubinemia that is benign. A bilirubin of 25 with itching and fatigue raise concern for obstructive jaundice, and this needs to be differentiated and treated appropriately. Djs in and of itself does not require medical therapy. See a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Treatment for adult with bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Treatment for adult with bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Stop Alcohol/nutriti: There is no way to predict how high the bilirubin can go, it may go higher if you keep drinking
first step is to stop drinkin
second is proper nutrition
naltrexone or acamprostate may be prescribed in some cases
in late stage with cirrhosis liver transplant nothing will work if one keeps drinking, will lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in time. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for an adult having bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Medical first: Recommend detoxification & stabilization of your medical condition. Do you have an addiction medicine specialist treating you? Alcoholics anonymous is a 12 step program that is the back bone for sobriety programs for most. Inpatient rehabiltation programs can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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My daughter bilirubin is 13.65 on 10 day of delivery. Is there anything to worry or it is normal? Any treatment to be given?

My daughter bilirubin is 13.65 on 10 day of delivery. Is there anything to worry or it is normal?  Any treatment to be given?

Day 10: A bilirubin of this level on day 10 of life by itself is not dangerous. If the cause is also benign, ie elevated bilirubin related to breast feeding or a similar cause, then all should be fine. Continue to monitor the level until it is a normal number. Your doctor can graph these results. All the best. ...Read more

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Can hyperbilirubininemia (total bilirubin 76 umol/L) be treated if (1) the cause is unknown and (2) if the cause is known. If there is any treatment then what is it?

Depends: If your hyperbilirubinemia is due to an underlying problem such as cholestasis or liver disease (what are other liver values?), then those should be addressed. Some people have Gilberts which causes elevated bilirubin occasionally with no sequelae. ...Read more

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My bilirubin is normal but my eyes colour is yellowist you tell me treatment my eyes and em treatment in home.........?

My bilirubin is normal but my eyes colour is yellowist you tell me treatment my eyes and em treatment in home.........?

Yellowish eyes: If you have normal liver function, then the yellowish tint may be normal for you. The color of an individual's white of the eye can vary. Staying hydrated and using occasional get-the-red-out drops may be helpful. If not, I would just ignore it. If it worsens, you should go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the treatment for jaundice- my mothers total bilirubin count is 6.5 mg/dl?

Depends on cause: Jaundice is a symptom, like fever. The treatment depends on the cause of jaundice. It is not feasible to provide a more useful answer from the information you provided. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the treatment for jaundice if my mothers total bilirubin count is 6.5 mg/dl?

Jaundice: Treatment depends on the cause of the jaundice. I would definitely have your mom checked with a physician to determine the cause of jaundice. ...Read more

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My brother has 3.5 bilirubin in his blood, is he suffering from jaundice? Is it something to worry abt, what is the best treatment? Any food restrictions?

It depends: By definition, jaundice means yellow skin or eyes caused by elevated bilirubin. It generally requires a bilirubin of at least 3 to be noticed. The potential causes are numerous. More information regarding the other liver tests is needed in order to expand on the potential diagnoses. ...Read more

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My bilirubin is 3.5, sgot is 60, sgpt 120. What is the best treatment? Any food restrictions? I had yellow eyes now looks normal color

My bilirubin is 3.5, sgot is 60, sgpt 120.  What is the best treatment? Any food restrictions? I had yellow eyes now looks normal color

Check with doc,RD: Can't tell here. Depends on cause of your problem. Could be due to infection (typically viral), toxic reaction to meds, immune, inflammatory, bile obstruction due to stone, tumor, etc also depends on what levels were at their worst (if this is improvement). Dietician can be helpful. ...Read more

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Advance liver cancer, liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts, bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now? Is chemo still an option?

Advance liver cancer, liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts, bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now? Is chemo still an option?

Liver cancer: Advance liver cancer, liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts, bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now? Is chemo still an option? ANS: Please discuss with your Dr. We cannot give good advice without seeing you. ...Read more

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Can blood transfusion can reduce risk of high bilirubin in adults (female metastatic breastcancer patient)?

No: If anything transfused red cells have a higher turnover rate than native red cells. Since bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin it could raise bilirubin levels. ...Read more

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What is a high bilirubin level in adults?

What is a high bilirubin level in adults?

More than ~1.5 mg/dL: Or thereabouts. Whether it means anything is another story. Folks with gilberts hover between here and maybe 3-4 without being sick. Folks who have hemolysis from illness or extreme athletics run a high bilirubin that's well tolerated. Liver disease and bile duct obstruction are likely to raise bile salts and the jaundice is thus more unpleasant. ...Read more

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What does it mean if an adult has very high bilirubin numbers in their blood?

Liver disease: High levels of bilirubin usually result from liver disease. However, there are different types of bilirubins with different implications. ...Read more

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I take testcypimate I've had blood work and my t count was high as well as my bilirubin level 1.8. Everything else was normal, should I be concered?

Needs follow up: Your testesterone replacement should not get your serum level higher than about 1000 (depending on the lab). It can cause some liver issues that could increase your bilirubin so this does need to be addressed by your doctor, but I would assume cutting back on the replacement will get both things back in range. ...Read more

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I've been on 95mg of methadone for the past 7 mos. I have low-t 270. 3 am tests were done in& 270 was high (age 30 male. What treatment can I expect?

I've been on 95mg of methadone for the past 7 mos. I have low-t 270. 3 am tests were done in& 270 was high (age 30 male. What treatment can I expect?

Options: High dose narcotics can cause low testosterone by suppressing your pituitary function. The best way to treat this is to wean off the narcotics or use the lowest amount possible while keeping your quality of life acceptable. If not possible, the next question is are you planning to conceive soon? If no, testosterone replacement will help, if yes, you need to be creative: HCG or Clomid (clomiphene) can help. ...Read more

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What negative effects can occur when T Bilirubin is too high while on Accutane? Mine went from .8 to 1.7 six weeks later (two wks off it between appts

Accutane & liver dz: Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin and excreted via the liver into the gallbladder and intestine. Accutane can mess up the liver! Sop taking it! In addition, you are a woman and it is stored in body fatty tissues and released after you stop taking it too. It is a very potent teratogen! Don't even think of getting pregnant for a year after you stop taking it! ...Read more

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Is high bilirubin always dangerous?

Depends: It depends on the age of the patient and the level of the jaundice. Jaundice in adults is not as dangerous in that the bilirubin (which causes the jaundice) is not damaging, but it can indicate a condition that is (liver failure.) in babies, a high level of bilirubin can lead to a condition where the bilirubin gets into the brain and causes permanent damage to the developing brain cells. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high bilirubin level?

See below: In an adult a level above 1.0 mg would be considered high. See this site for more info.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bilirubin/my00094/dsection=results. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high level of bilirubin?

What is considered to be a high level of bilirubin?

More than 2mg/dl: This number has to be carefully interpreted in the context of other liver tests, clinical context and medical history. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of having high bilirubin levels?

Cause of lesion: Some people have slightly elevated bilirubin, less than 5.0 mg/dL and are none the worse for it. It depends more on why your bilirubin is elevated rather than the level per se. The reasons can be hemolytic anemia, hepatitis, gall stones, cirrhosis and some cancers. ...Read more

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High bilirubin cause itching?

Yes: High bilirubin due to obstruction of biliary tract, i. E, high direct acting bilirubin does cause itching. The itching may be due to bile acids but that is semantics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for high cortisol?

What is the treatment for high cortisol?

Confirm first: An elevated cortisol may be due to stress or an adrenal or pituitary tumor. See an endocrinologist to confirm a blood or urine elevation and check where the excess stimulation of cortisol is from the adrenal, or secondary to acth stimulation of both adrenals. ...Read more

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What is a high bilirubin level in a newborn?

See below: Bilirubin levels in full term, healthy newborns that may require treatment
serum bilirubin levels age of baby
above 10 mg less than 24 hours old
above 15 mg 24-48 hours old
above 18 mg 49-72 hours old
above 20 mg older than 72 hours
good luck. ...Read more

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What is the quickest treatment for high sgpt?

What is the quickest treatment for high sgpt?

Depends on the cause: The commonest cause of elevated SGPT is drinking alcohol. If that is the cause, stop drinking entirely. ...Read more

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High white count low bilirubin low CPK high alt?

High white count low bilirubin low CPK high alt?

It depends: There are dozens of reasons for any one blood test to be above or below the normal value. Blood test need to be interpreted in light of the patients symptoms and physical examination findings. If unsure why a blood test falls outside of the normal range ask your doctor. ...Read more