Yellow jaundice

Yellow jaundice is the name given to jaundice and it is because of the yellowish pigmentation of the conjunctival membrane, of the skin or the white of the eyes. It can also cause mucous membrane to turn yellow in addition of hyperbilirubinemia. When the level of the bilirubin gets high, then the bilirubin can begin to get into extracellular fluid.

It is hard to know the level of the damage of the liver accurately. The liver damage symptoms in the early stages look exactly like the symptoms found in other diseases. The early symptoms are pain in the liver, fatigue and the feel of being sick. Sometime they can be accompanied by diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and weakness. After getting the above symptoms, the patient can show additional symptoms when the liver is seriously damaged. The color of the skin will begin to turn yellow, in severe cases the eyes can turn also yellow. This is caused by the high level of bilirubin into the blood. Cholestasis is the reduced or a complete absence of the bile flow. The bile can be blocked into the liver or even outside the liver. This will include abdominal discomfort and the patient can begin to vomit blood because of  stomach hemorrhage. Because of the losing of fat and water, the patient can begin to lose weight. In this case, the patient should keep away from food that has sugar and unhealthy fats.  He can also reduce the symptoms by eating green vegetables and fruits.

Article publié pour la première fois le 08/08/2011

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