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What Is The Best Treatment For Cholestatic Jaundice
Several: They depend on cause and age of patient. In preterm infants, it is frequently from prolonged use of TPN and late start of feeds. Majority resolve. In some cases it can cause gall bladder sludge, gall stones or inflammation/infection of the plumbing system of the liver (cholangitis). In extreme cases, these patients can develop cirrhosis and chronic liver failure and may need liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jaundice is also known as Yellow Eyes And Skin. Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more
Phototherapy: If treatment is needed the best treatment is phototherapy, which is light therapy using special lamps or lighted blankets and exposing skin to them. Also one has to ensure proper nutrition and hydration. The fastest treatment is blood exchange transfusion but this is used only in very rare situations when jaundice is very severe and putting at risk baby's brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother has 3.5 bilirubin in his blood, is he suffering from jaundice? Is it something to worry abt, what is 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
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
Jaundice is a sympto: Jaundice is a symptom of liver disese due to several different causes from infections, congenital metabolic conditions, new born conditions, gall bladder stones, tumors and primary or metastatic cancer in liver treatment is directed towards the cause of the jaundice. ...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
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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