JAUNDICE

Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, and the whites of the eyes caused by increased amounts of bilirubin in the blood. Jaundice is a sign of an underlying disease process. Conditions associated with jaundice; Yellow skin and eyes; Skin - yellow; Jaundice is the most common of all liver disorders. results in yellow color of the skin. The yellow coloring comes from bilirubin, a byproduct of old red blood cells.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
Everyday, a small number of red blood cells in your body die, and are replaced by new ones. The liver removes the old blood cells, forming bilirubin. The liver helps break down bilirubin so that it can be removed by the body in the stool. When too much bilirubin builds up in the body, jaundice may result.

Jaundice can occur if:

Too many red blood cells are dying or breaking down and going to the liver

The liver is overloaded or damaged

The bilirubin from the liver is unable to move through the digestive tract properly

INTAKE OF ALCOHOLS

Jaundice is often a sign of a problem with the liver, gallbladder, or pancreas. Infections, use of certain drugs, cancer, blood disorders, gallstones, birth defects and a number of other medical conditions can lead to jaundice. For more information on the causes of jaundice see: Jaundice causes Symptoms Jaundice may appear suddenly or develop slowly over time. Symptoms of jaundice commonly include:

Extreme weakness, headache, fever

The symptoms of jaundice are extreme weakness, headache, fever, loss of appetite, severe constipation, nausea, and yellow discoloration of the eyes, tongue, skin, and urine.

Dull pain in the liver region

The patient may also feel a dull pain in the liver region. Obstructive jaundice may be associated with intense itching. Signs and tests The health care provider will perform a physical exam. This may reveal liver swelling. A bilirubin blood test will be done. Other tests vary, but may include:

Hepatitis virus panel to look for infection of the liver

Liver function tests to determine how well the liver is working

Complete blood count to check for low blood count or anemia

DOS & DONOT'S

TRY NOT TO TAKE SALTY FOOD AND OILY FOOD

TAKE FULL REST

COCONUT WATER IS TOO GOOD IN JAUNDICE

INTAKE OF GLUCOSE IN POWDER OR IN LIQUID FORM

NO ALCOHOL, SMOKING, DRUGS

It is advisable to drink 8 glasses of water daily.

Leafy green vegetables and fruits are also beneficial for patients of jaundice.

Foods like coffee, alcohol, red meat and white sugar should be totally avoided.

Intake of dairy products like cheese and milk should be cut down.

MA jaundice-afflicted person requires plenty of sleep and rest.

A diet including lots of orange juice, sugarcane juice and barley water is prescribed for jaundice patients.

HOME REMEDIES:

INTAKE OF SUGARCANE AND A LEMON JUICE IS VERY GOOD AND EFFECTIVE.

HALF CUP BEETROOTJUICE WITH A FEW DROPS OF LEMON IN IT IS EFFECTIVE AND CAN CURE IN SHORT PERIOD.

INTAKE OF BUTTER MILK WITH LITTLE BLACK PEPPER INIT .

IRON SUPPLEMENT MUST BE INCLUDED IN DIET.

OILS , FRIED FOOD, SPICY FOOD, PICKLES AND BUTTERS MUST BE AVOIDED.

KARELA JUICE EMPTY STOMACH IN THE MORNING IS A VERY GOOD REMEDY.

A fine paste of tender papaya leaves, about 1 /2 teaspoon paste, is taken with some water.

Pour over a handful of lime leaves in 1 cup hot water and take the infusion.

Mash a ripe banana along with 1 tablespoon honey and eat twice a day for a few days.

Frequently take lime juice.

1/2 teaspoon ginger juice with 1 teaspoon each fresh lime and mint juice mixed with a tablespoon of honey. Take it frequently.

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