Doctor insights on:
Treatment For High Bilirubin In Adults
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
Investigation: Needs investigated by a doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
More than ~1.5 mg/dL: Or thereabouts. Whether it means anything is another story. Folks with gilbert's 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
What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70's/low 80's? It is for immune system health.
Vit C: Vit C is water soluble, which means the body will use only what it needs. The amount recommended, RDA, varies depending upon patient age as well as the purpose for taking the vitamin. So for a 7/8 year old the RDA is 25 mg and the UL (upper limit) safe to give is 650 mg daily. For anti cancer, cold, & antioxidant benefits the recommendations start at 200 mg daily, See PMD. ...Read more
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
Who would evaluate the two types of drugs(statins and cholesterol blocker) for a person with high cholesterol levels?
Primary care: Your family doctor, internist or cardiologist would be the one's to help. Difficult cases are sometimes seen by endocrinologists. ...Read more
WBC: This is above normal, but by no means "high." If you do not have any clinical signs or symptoms of infection or systemic illness then this may just be normal variation. ...Read more
Can blood transfusion can reduce risk of high bilirubin in adults (female metastatic breastcancer patient)?
Evaluate the cause: Jaundice, which is due to serious liver diseae, sometimes will show up first by a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. The urine will also be quite discolored. If this occurs, you will need to quickly see a gastroenterologist, especially with a liver orientation if possible, and find the cause and recommend treatment. This can be very serious. ...Read more
Not always seen: More often i will see low or normal levels of B12 unless there is supplementation. This vitamin has a fairly complicated absorption process and is not efficient in some. If there is gut inflammation or infection or if there is an autoimmune process oral intake is not effective and you have to move to sublingual or injections. B12 works closely with folate (folic acid) and b6 and very often all need to be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of treatment is given to patients with elevated levels of sgot, sgpt and alkaline phosphatase?
What are your most often recommended healthy protein sources (foods) for younger, mildly obese patients with mildly elevated ldl? Looking for variety.
Don't overdo it: Don't overdo the protein in your diet, as it can be toxic to the kidney. You need to restrict total calories and lose weight plus lipids, fruits and veggies have good protein without a lot of saturated fat that can elevate ldl. Check with a good registered dietitian. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: They are not at higher risk for complications, unless they have underlying problems (heart and lung, cancer), they may be at more risk for catching the illness due to crowding, such as dorms, and sports, and not being vaccinated. It is the very young and very old that have most of the complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Symptoms of high bilirubin in adults
- High total bilirubin in adults
- High bilirubin count in adults
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- High levels of bilirubin in adults
- Effects of high bilirubin in adults
- Bilirubin treatment in adults
- Treatment for high bilirubin
- Talk to a hepatologist online for free