Jaundice - symptom, Treatment of Jaundice
Yellow coloration of the whites of the eyes and/or the skin due to deposition of bilirubin in the tissue. Seen in liver disease. The urine may be dark-colored in persons with jaundice.
Causes of Jaundice
Jaundice occurs when the pigment bilirubin cannot be used up by the usual process, and remains in the circulating plasma. The high amounts of this pigment give white areas of the body a yellow tinge.
Normally, bilirubin is produced in the body by the breakdown of hemoglobin. Bilirubin is transported to the liver tightly bound to the plasma protein, albumin. The liver transforms bilirubin into harmless bae salts and pigments. When bilirubin is not so converted by the liver into bile salts and pigments, it remains in the plasma, and is clinically evident as jaundice.
Jaundice can therefore arise when:
Treatment of Jaundice
In common parlance, jaundice is used synonymously with infective hepatitis. A large number of herbal (jari-boott) remedies are used for this complaint. While some of these are standard ayurvedic prescriptions of proved efficacy, many are not. All instances of jaundice are not because of hepatitis. Many jari-booti preparations can have a toxic effect on the liver. Consult Your doctor if a family member develops jaundice.
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