Jaundice

By: mahiraj

Jaundice is a symptom of hepatitis, jaundice causes your skin and your eyes appear yellow. The yellow color of the skin and eyes are caused by an excess amount of bilirubin. Bilirubin is a yellow chemical in hemoglobin which builds up in the body when the liver cannot handle the blood cells as they break down, body and your skin may look yellow.
Jaundice is caused by an increasing amount of bilirubin in the blood. When red blood cells break down, the hemi in their hemoglobin is converted to bilirubin. The bilirubin is processed by the liver where it is eliminated in bile. The hemoglobin is in the red cells of the blood that carries oxygen in your cells. As red blood cells die your body builds new cells to replace them and the old ones are processed by the liver.

If any reason the red blood cells die rate faster than as usual, bilirubins can collect in the blood and cause jaundice. Other causes of jaundice are anemia and other diseases which affect the liver such as malaria, yellow fever, typhoid and tuberculosis. Jaundice that is present at the time of birth suggests a more serious cause of the jaundice. In fact, bilirubin levels in the blood become raised in almost all babies during the first few days following birth, and jaundice becomes more than half babies.
The main symptoms of jaundice are headache, fever, extreme point weakness, yellow eyes, skin, tongue, Dark urine, Light-colored stool. The patient also feels abdominal pain or swelling in the liver region. At the starting movement jaundices also irritates with intense itching.
Now we will know about the treatment of jaundice. Because jaundice is not a specific disease so it is important for you that you should diagnosis of all the specific causes of the jaundice and treatment directed at the specific cause such as removing a gallstone that is blocking the bile duct, your jaundice will disappear. Some home cures for jaundice are the green leaves of radish very valuable remedy for jaundice. You should take a fresh glass of tomato juice with a little amount of salt. Lemon juice is also very beneficial in the treatment of jaundice. The patient should drink barley water several times in a day is also a good cure for jaundice. The jaundice patient should take the diet therapy and physical rest. Moderate exercise and fresh air bath is also very helpful to jaundice patient.

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