Doctors for Jaundice in Anand Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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The term jaundice is also referred to icterus and is usually symbolised with the skin getting very yellow in colour along with the eyes. Alongside the yellowish colour of the skin one might also experience loss of appetite, extreme fatigue, vomiting and nausea and fever too. It is a sign of a weakened liver and usually jaundice is of two types namely Pre-hepatic jaundice and Intrahepatic jaundice.
HOW IS JAUNDICE DIAGNOSED?
When the old red blood cells travel to the liver, they break down and Bilirubin is the yellow pigment formed due to the breakdown of these cells. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not able to metabolize Bilirubin the way it’s supposed to. It is always advised to visit a Gastroenterologist/Homeopath/Ayurvedic Doctor/ General Physician to diagnose Jaundice and this is done by conducting a blood test to determine the total amount of Bilirubin in the body.
HOW IS JAUNDICE TREATED?
The underlying disorder and any problems it causes are treated as needed. If jaundice is due to acute viral hepatitis, it may disappear gradually, without treatment, as the condition of the liver improves. However, hepatitis may become chronic, even if the jaundice disappears. Jaundice itself requires no treatment in adults. Various medications may be used to treat the conditions leading to jaundice, such as steroids in the treatment of some autoimmune disorders. Certain patients with cirrhosis, for example, may require treatment with diuretics and lactulose. Surgery and various invasive procedures may be required for certain patients with jaundice. For example, certain patients with gallstones may require surgery. Other individuals with liver failure/cirrhosis may require a liver transplant.
DID YOU KNOW?
Jaundice in adults is often indicative of:
• alcohol abuse
• liver infection
• liver cancer
• cirrhosis (scarring of the liver, usually due to alcohol)
• gallstones (cholesterol stones made of hardened fat material or pigment stones made of bilirubin)
• hepatitis (disease and swelling of the liver that decreases its ability to function)
• pancreatic cancer
• parasites in the liver, which can block the excretion or removal of bilirubin from the body
• blood disorders, such as hemolytic anemia (the rupture or destruction of red blood cells that lead to a decreased amount of red blood cells in your circulation, which leads to fatigue and weakness)
• an adverse reaction to or overdose of a medication