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What Is The Role Of Herbs In Treating Jaundice
Depends on cause: Jaundice is a symptom, not an illness, so the treatment depends on the cause. However, many different herbs can be useful in the treatment of jaundice. Work with your md to find the cause & work with a holistic md, naturopath &/or acupuncturist for guidance in choosing the herbs most appropriate for the cause. See http://www.Herbs2000.Com/disorders/jaundice.Htm for an overview of herbs & jaundice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Chronic cholestasis over yrs when taking OTC meds/herbs esp caffeine, severe flares of pruritis and back cramps, no yellow skin or eyes, any ideas? Ty
Liver disease??: I suspect that your liver is affected by some type of disorder. You should send us your liver Function test(LFTs) results in order to assess the degree of cholestasis. Have you consulted a liver specialist(Hepatologist)?? If not, you should seek a second opinion to provide you the best available advice and treatment and to know your diagnosis(Cholestasis is not a diagnosis by itself) ...Read more
I have recovered from severe jaundice but my S.G.P.T level is still 56. what can i do next to bring it under control???
Don't hide, get help: Jaundice in the setting of chronic liver disease is serious stuff. Either there has been an acute insult to an already compromised liver, or liver failure is progressing. Cholestasis associated with jaundice may mean a blocked bile duct, altered blood flow to ;/or away from the liver, or worsening liver disease. Sometimes, jaundice is due to relatively benign conditions like gilbert's syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buildup of bilirubin: Bilirubin is a bile pigment produced by the body. Excess accumulation in the body turns the eyes and skin yellow - jaundice. This can be due to either increased production ( certain anemias, newborn jaundice, inherited metabolism defects), or failure of elimination ( bile duct blockage, liver disease). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jaundice: Jaundice occurs due to build-up of bilirubin which turns skin yellow. Can happen from biliary problem (liver, gall bladder, pancreas disease) or bursting red blood cells (hemolytic anemia). Sometimes, first sign of jaundice is scleral icterus (yellowing of whites of eyes). I imagine that is what is referred to as "white jaundice" which, to my knowledge, is not an official medical term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breakdown of cells: Jaundice is caused by collection of bilirubin in the skin and conjunctivae. Bilirubin is the breakdown product of red blood cells. An excess of bilirubin may be caused by excessive breakdown of rbc, inability of the liver to either pick up, metabolize or appropriately excrete the bilirubin. There may also be obstruction to the flow of bile from the liver. ...Read more
Yellow skin: After the newborn period, jaundice (a yellow tint to the skin and eyes) may indicate a problem with the liver or red blood cells. Jaundice in newborns is very common but may still need to be monitored. Most newborns have a blood test done at 24 hours old to assess their risk of jaundice. If you think your baby looks a little more yellow lately, check with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itching: Jaundice in and of itself doesn't cause a lot of problems. People do complain of severe itching when they are jaundiced. The most important thing to do is discover why you are jaundiced. The cause of your skin discoloration could be very serious and have multiple other side effects. ...Read more
A week to a few mos: Essentially focusing on new born jaundice- it lasts from 1 to 2 weeks in formula fed babies. It peaks at 3 to 4 days in a term baby. In breast babies mild indirect jaundice can persist for a few months, without any harm. I recommend checking a total and direct bilirubin when jaundice persists beyond 2 weeks of age. Very high jaundice is linked to brain damage. Discuss with a physician, to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work backs up : Before delivery mom's body extracts all waste products from baby & allows babies organs to grow & function at minimal levels. At birth, the work switches to baby who must process & recycle hemoglobin from fetus blood so it can be used in regular blood.If there is extra bruising at delivery or a blood incompatibility, there is more work to do. The backup produces the jaundice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look in the mirror..: Jaundice is caused by elevation of bilirubin pigment in the blood. When it reaches critical levels it starts to discolor the whites of the eyes, urine and finally skin a yellow color. The urine turns dark like "tea". Sometimes it causes a diffuse itch without rash before skin discoloration becomes evident. If you think you are jaundice, see a doctor asap. Good luck! ...Read more
Find the cause: Jaundice is due to accumulation of bilirubin that turns the skin/ conjunctiva yellow, it can be due to excessive breakdown of red blood cells ( sickle cell anemia), liver disease, blockage of the bile ducts, pancreatic disease, gall bladder disease etc..., treating the cause will lower the excess bilirubin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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