Gilbert's Disease And Its Signs
Many people ask about
Gilbert’s disease and how it affects a person, a lot of
people are concerned about having it because there is
a little knowledge that can be found
about it and there only been a handful of people that are aware
that they have it.
How can Gilbert’s disease go on unnoticed?
One of the main characteristics of Gilbert’s disease is that
it is asymptomatic or it carries no symptoms in most patients.
This makes detection and diagnosis really difficult for the
doctors and for medical experts. Being asymptomatic in nature
makes Gilbert’s disease one of the few conditions that little
are known about. Clinical studies and experimentation is always
important in the curing and early detection because the
baseline for the condition can be set, the proper dosage for
the medication and the duration of the treatment can be
Another factor for the stealth of Gilbert’s disease is that
it has no long term or short term damaging effects to people.
This means that patients can live healthy and normal lives and
even live to a ripe old age with no hindrances from the
condition. The only clear indication that a person has
Gilbert’s disease is if they have experienced jaundice. With
only minor stomach pains and yellowish skin and eyes, Gilbert’s
disease causes no great concern to some people.
Other symptoms connected to the condition is uncommon
The person suffering jaundice because of Gilbert’s disease
does not usually cause any major problems, Jaundice is the
condition where a person suffers from yellowish skin and eyes
and a little stomach pain. However, a number of people with
Gilbert’s disease account other symptoms, the majority of these
symptoms are: tiredness, mild weakness, mild abdominal pains
and mild nausea. It is not apparent whether these symptoms are
in fact connected to Gilbert’s disease. It is likely that they
will build up from time to time due to unsupported nervousness
concerning the condition. There does not appear to be any
association amid these symptoms and the level of bilirubin in
the blood. That is, these symptoms may develop irrelevant to
whether or not the level of bilirubin is high or normal.
If the height of bilirubin goes higher than a definite level
you turn out to be jaundiced. This is because bilirubin is an
orangey-yellow color. A few people with Gilbert’s disease grow
to be a little jaundiced now and then. This might appear to be
upsetting, but is of little alarm if the cause is Gilbert’s
disease. It is quite common to be jaundiced if you are a
patient of Gilbert’s disease.
More on the process of breaking down the bilirubin
Jaundice—a condition brought about by high levels of
bilirubin in the blood stream. For people suffering from
Gilbert’s disease it is caused by the inability of the liver to
produce an enzyme that breaks down the bilirubin in the blood
and to transfer it to the gut in the form of bile—can be caused
by a lot of different diseases of the liver and blood. As a
result, if you contract jaundice you are expected to call for
tests to make clear the reason and to discard the chance of a
serious disease. A blood test can more often than not confirms
the diagnosis of Gilbert’s disease as it demonstrates a mildly
raised level of bilirubin and confirms the non-existence of a