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Will Calorie Restriction Cause Yellow Skin
Yellow skin: Yes if your liver is not working well. As a rule your skin should not be yellow if it is not usually yellow. This can be a sign of vitamin deficiency or liver disease. If you eat too many yellow veggies it can happen also. See your md immediately if this is a change especially if your pee is also turning darker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
What are the causes of yellow skin but normal conjunctiva? Do mchc or hemoglobin have any thing to do with this?
How likely is jaundice the cause of slight yellow discolouration of skin in certain areas if whites of eyes remain bright white? Thanks.
Obstructive jaundice: Itching happens in the obstructive jaundice . The other type called hemolytic jaundice ,happening from excess breakdown of red blood cells don't cause itching. When the level of bilirubin exceeds 2-3 mg , you can start seeing the jaundice .The jaundice you see in the sclera is not related to itching ,but on how much bilirubin- the jaundice pigment is in the blood . ...Read more
Yellow skin: Yellow stains in skin most likely could be due to something topically being applied or coming in contact with the skin, but can also be seen in people taking high quantities of beta carotene in supplements or foods. Check your diet and consider what your hands come in contact with. ...Read more
Hi, i'm 20 years old. I have yellow skin but white conjunctiva, i don't eat that much carrots! what could be the cause of this pallor?
Beta Carotene??: People on high dose vitamin supplements can get too much beta carotene that can give a yellow orange skin discolorations. Certainly if you are asian or a person of "color" this may be your normal pigmentary pattern. If any doubts i would see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: Where are they? Was there an injury at the site? Are they the only yellow sites or are you yellow elsewhere - i.e. Is it jaundice? Are they around the eye(s) or on the palsm - if s they may represent cholesterol deposits. You shudl be seen by someone who can make a determination - i suggest a dermatologist if your primary md isn't sure. ...Read more
Liver or bile diseas: Liver disease, biliary disease, or blood disease can cause a person to develop yellow or jaundiced skin. ...Read more
Causes of yellow skin around eyes, like a black eye but color yellow. Eyes white, no yellow skin anywhere else.
What could cause these symptoms:
pale stool, yellow skin, flank pain, acid in mouth, and more urination than usual?
Jaundice?: Pale stool, yellow skin, & dark-colored urination suggests biliary obstruction--due perhaps to a gallstone in bile duct &/or from pancreatic inflammation. Consider significant liver disease (viral, familial, medication or alcohol-related, budd-chiari etc). Regardless of cause, please don't wait longer to get now a formal physical exam, appropriate lab studies, & if necessary medication or surgery. ...Read more
Hyperbilirubinemia: Jaundice is yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes over the sclerae (whites of the eyes), and other mucous membranes caused by hyperbilirubinemia (increased levels of bilirubin in the blood). Hyperbilirubinemia uusally related to liver disease or bile duct obstruction, can be seen in hepatitis and liver cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow skin: Causes of yellow skin include: jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, sickle cell anemia, drug induced hemolytic anemia, bile duct obstruction, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, and seborrheic keratosis. I recommend you see your local doctor to find the cause of your yellow skin. ...Read more
Jaundice: Yellow skin could mean that you have jaundice, a condition caused by an increase in your blood levels of bilirubin, and an indication that your liver may be inflammed. Hepatitis, a viral inflammaiton of the liver can cause jaundice, yellowing of the skin and the eyes, and a darkening of the urine.You should visit a doctor right away, to get tested and treated. Some cases of hepatitis can be fatal. ...Read more
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
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