Fighting Out With Jaundice

By: Sharon Hopkins

Even though jaundice is not a disease but it is a sign for many other diseases. Jaundice is very common among babies due to the immature functioning of the liver. It is not equipped to deal with the removal of bilirubin from the bloodstream. Jaundice occurs mainly due to liver failure but there are many other reasons by which it is affected.

Detection of jaundice is very important, because if you detect jaundice in the later stages it may prove to be fatal. Some of the common symptoms for jaundice are:

*Extreme fatigue and weakness
*Severe headaches
*Constipation
*Nauseating feeling
*Yellow color of your eyes, skin
*Constant pain near your stomach and liver

There are many causes for jaundice these are some of the reasons due to which you are under the jaundice attack

-It occurs when high level of bilirubin is being produced for the liver and unable to be removed from the blood.
-Defect in liver due to prevention in removal of bilirubin from the blood.
-Due to blockage of bile ducts.
-Due to viral hepatitis (hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D and hepatitis E)
-Alcoholic liver disease
-Cancer of the pancreas
-Malaria
-Neonatal jaundice found in babies
- Gall bladder cancer
-Yellow fever
-Stomach cancer
-Rh incompatibility

Remedial measures when suffering from Jaundice

*A hot cup of water mixed with 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder taken 2-3 times a day would be very beneficial
*Consumption of lime juice is very good for your health
*Having plenty of sugarcane juice is also good
*Barley water, orange juice helps in urination
*Spicy and oily food should be strictly avoided
*Consumptions of vegetables like radish leaves, tomato and lemon is good
*Dried dates along with almonds and cardamoms are also good

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