What Sets Gilbert’s Disease Apart From Jaundice
There are a lot of diseases
that can be identified with the liver and it’s functions, one
of those diseases is called Gilbert’s disease. There had
been reports and studies that tried to connect Jaundice and
Gilbert’s disease with each other. Some experts would like to have a broad grasp on this
issue and have yet to close their books on it and accept the
fact that the two are connected.
One of the reasons why there are still experts that stand
their ground when it comes to the supposed connection is
because of the lack of negative effects on the body of
Gilbert’s disease. Gilbert’s disease can cause jaundice and
fatigue and that’s the most of it. Some experts are still
trying to find out if there are still other effects.
What exactly can Gilbert’s syndrome do to the body?
Gilbert’s disease produces an elevated level of unconjugated
bilirubin in the bloodstream but normally has no serious or
damaging consequence. Mild jaundice may appear under conditions
of exertion, stress, fasting, and infections, but the condition
is otherwise asymptomatic.
It has been reported that GS may contribute to an
accelerated onset of neonatal jaundice. Here are some signs and
symptoms as well as other means of prevention or treatment that
are still debated until now:
1. Diffuse symptoms. Some people report diffuse symptoms
related to Gilbert’s disease , but no clear adverse symptoms
related to Gilbert’s disease in adults have been found in
scientific studies. This has led some to dispute whether
Gilbert’s disease should classify as a disease.
2. Prevention. The unfortunate thing about Gilbert’s disease
is that there has been no known prevention method, and because
there had been no known way to prevent the condition getting it
is inevitable. Another reasons for inevitability on its
victim’s health is the fact that it is hereditary.
3. Support groups. Many of our relatives and friends who are
sick are need of people around them that can make them feel
that everything is going to be all right. It is what we call a
support group. A support group can have members who are also
afflicted by the disease, family members, doctors and other
people that can give kind words and supportive comments to
people who feel like it is the end of the world for them.
4. Treatment. Because of the nature of Gilbert’s disease and
the least harmful effects it has on a patient’s body the
treatment for Gilbert’s disease does not really exist. But when
a person is afflicted by Gilbert’s disease the treatment
focuses on the underlying conditions that develop the jaundice
and other treatments focus on the liver itself. More and more
people also take in dietary supplements to help make their
livers more stable and healthy despite the affliction of
Though it is not something that can be cured, Gilbert’s
disease is still a serious matter that people should take into
account. More and more people are suffering from it and it is
causing some people great discomfort. Although Gilbert’s
disease does not have adverse effects on the patient’s body
there is still a little window of sadness and suffering that
they go through. The best cure for this condition is not really
the expensive treatments, the medications or the dietary
supplements. The best help and relief that we can give to
patient’s suffering from Gilbert’s disease are the support and
understanding that we have for them.