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Gilbert syndrome (Zheel-BAYRS) is a common, harmless liver disease in which the liver does not process bilirubin properly. Bilirubin is made by breaking down red blood cells.
If you have Gilbert syndrome – also known as constitutional liver dysfunction and familial nonhemolytic jaundice – you were born with the disease due to an inherited genetic mutation. You may not know you have Gilbert Syndrome until it is discovered by accident, e.g. B. if a blood test shows high bilirubin levels. Gilbert’s syndrome Treatment in Hyderabad
The most common sign of Gilbert syndrome is an occasional yellow tinge to the skin and whites of the eyes due to the slightly increased level of bilirubin in the blood.
In people with Gilbert syndrome, bilirubin levels can rise and jaundice can occur due to:
- Illnesses like the common cold or the flu
- Fasting or following a very low-calorie diet
- Intense exercise
- lack of sleep
An abnormal gene inherited from your parents causes Gilbert syndrome. The gene usually controls an enzyme that helps break down bilirubin in your liver. When you have an ineffective gene, your blood contains excessive amounts of bilirubin because your body is not making enough of the enzyme. Gilbert’s syndrome Treatment in Hyderabad
Although it is present from birth, Gilbert syndrome is usually not noticed until puberty or later as bilirubin production increases during puberty.
You are at an increased risk for Gilbert syndrome if:
- Both of your parents carry the abnormal gene that causes the disorder you are a man.