In this article, we examine the symptoms and treatment of jaundice. But first, we need to discuss what jaundice is. The term jaundice stands for the change that occurs in the sclera (white membrane in our eye) turning yellow. It is caused due to the rapid increase in bilirubin, which is yellow-orange bile pigment. Bile is the fluid production in our liver. Bilirubin is also a waste material in our blood. In a report, it is confirmed that about 60 percent of newborn babies in the United States have jaundice. So, it is the major problem in the U.S.(United States).
As we know jaundice is related to the functioning process of the liver. So, we need to maintain our liver in some ways like eating a healthy diet, not drinking too much (or more than the recommendation), exercise regularly, and yoga (which helps our digestion and immune system in making better).
There are three types of jaundice based on their occurrence.
Hepatocellular jaundice occurs due to injury or disease in the liver.
Hemolytic jaundice occurs due to sudden breakdown of RBCs or rise in bilirubin.
Any kind of obstruction in the bile duct causes this condition called jaundice.
There are two types of jaundice Based on patient age.
- Adult jaundice, in which the patient is an adult.
- Newborn jaundice, in which patient is newborn
Many studies show that people have jaundice but don’t show any of the symptoms related to jaundice. In this part of the article, we discuss all such cases regarding jaundice symptoms.
It is an accidental case when the person has jaundice but doesn’t show any of the symptoms of jaundice.
The Following are the symptoms related to jaundice in the human body.
The most common symptoms of jaundice include.
- Sudden change in our skin and eye’s white membrane (sclera) color to yellow, Pale stools, Urine goes dark, Itchiness produces in our skin
- Accompanying symptom of jaundice which is due to low bilirubin levels include
- Fatigue, pale stool, darkness in urine, fever, vomiting, unfortunately, weight loss, pain production our abdominal
Now, we describe the symptoms as per the basis of infection, if a person is infected then the person shows symptoms such as fever, abdominal pain, itchiness, and flu-like symptoms. If the person isn’t infected then such symptoms occur like weight loss, itchy skin.
If the jaundice is caused by liver-related disease, inflammation occurs.
Here you study the symptoms from many factors after that we study how to treat jaundice? and how to diagnose jaundice?
After we discuss, how jaundice is treated? We need to know, how is it diagnosed?
The doctor used to check liver disease signs like spider angiomas (collection of a blood vessel near the skin, Palmar erythema (palm and fingertip get on reddish), skin’s brushing.
Thereafter, doctors use urine test, CT scan, and ultrasonography to diagnose the jaundice
In adult persons, jaundice can be cured, by our immune system. If your body has acute viral hepatitis and jaundice cured itself, and your liver heals itself. But if you have an extremely high bilirubin level then it may be a problematic situation for you, because now it uses the treatment.
In a new one, it cannot be cured itself; they need good treatment for curing jaundice. Generally, jaundice takes one or two weeks to cure, but in newborns, this may take more time. If your baby is prematurely (born) then it cures itself, but other tests are needed.
Here we provide you information to get rid of jaundice in newborns.
Provide nutrition (cause of weight loss newborn need some supplement nutrition for growth and immune system), light therapy(in this process newborn is preserved under the light, a special kind of light not sunlight, by which photo-oxidation adds oxygen to bilirubin so, it easily dissolve in the water), Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg)(used for a variety of indications in the newborn period, such as alloimmune neonatal thrombocytopenia and adjunctive treatment of neonatal infections), Exchange transfusion(this is the vital process of heredity, and it does by exchanging the blood antibodies from his parents). With these steps, you can get rid of the jaundice problem.
If your liver got a severe problem, jaundice may be accomplished by a serious problem, such as failure of brain function and a tendency to bleed or bruise. Acute viral hepatitis is also a cause of jaundice, generally in young, and otherwise healthy people.
I think the above-mentioned help you to understand the jaundice symptoms and treatments. But last one thing, I want to substitute, adult jaundice can cure itself, but sometimes when your bile duct gets blocked this is a serious problem, you need to take advice from doctors. One more thing, want to add for newborn jaundice is a serious problem, but it also a reason for rare brain disease