Facebook Twitter instagram Youtube
Request a Callback


What is Jaundice?

Jaundice is a yellowish discolouration of the skin, mucous membranes, and the outer layer of the eyeball caused by elevated levels of the chemical bilirubin in the blood. When iron is removed from hem..

Read More

Jaundice is a yellowish discolouration of the skin, mucous membranes, and the outer layer of the eyeball caused by elevated levels of the chemical bilirubin in the blood. When iron is removed from hemoglobin in RBC (red blood cells), the waste remains in the bloodstream. This is called bilirubin. When bilirubin is generated in excess and is accumulated in the bloodstream, various conditions of jaundice come into existence. Bilirubin is the breakdown product of hemoglobin and when it is transmitted openly in the blood, it is known as unconjugated bilirubin. There are numerous treatments for jaundice, depending on the cause. Treatment for pre-hepatic jaundice aims to intercept the speedy breakdown of RBCs, which creates bilirubin tiers in the blood. In intrahepatic jaundice, treatment is focused at care of the liver. Newborn jaundice takes about a couple of weeks to heal and is usually not a matter of concern.

Read Less
Jaundice
Symptoms
symptoms

The main symptoms of the disease include:

  • Yellow colour overlay on the skin.
  • Yellowish tint in the white area of the eye and itchiness on the skin.
  • Fatigue (prostration, exhaustion, inaction, and inactivity)
  • Stomach pain, which typically indicates an obstruction of the bile duct.
  • Reduction in weight.
  • Dark urine.
  • Vomiting.
  • Fever.

 

Causes
causes

The main causes of this disease include:

  • Gilbert’s syndrome.
  • Inflammation of the bile duct.
  • Inflammation of the liver.

 

Risks
risks

The main risk factors of this disease include:

  • Excessive itching.
  • Insomnia.
  • Uncontrolled bleeding.

Prevention
prevention

To prevent the occurrence of this disease, one should take care of the following:

  • Having a balanced diet.
  • Exercising on a regular basis.
  • Limiting oneself to having excess amount of alcohol.

Doctors, Pioneers, Life Savers

Our superspecialist doctors provide the highest quality of care through a team-based, doctor-led model. Trained at some of the world's most renowned institutions, our highly experienced doctors are distinguished experts in their respective specialities. Our doctors work full-time and exclusively across Medanta hospitals. In addition to offering superspecialised care in their own field, the Medanta organisational structure enables every doctor to help create a culture of collaboration and multispecialty care integration.

Our superspecialist doctors provide the highest quality of care through a team-based, doctor-led model. Trained at some of the world's most renowned i..... Continue Reading

Gurugram
  • Gurugram
  • Lucknow
  • Patna
  • Indore
  • Ranchi
  • Subhash Chowk Gurugram
  • DLF Cybercity
  • South Delhi
All Specialities
  • Ayurveda
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Chest Surgery
  • Clinical & Preventive Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care Paediatrics (PICU)
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Electrophysiology
  • Emergency
  • Endocrinology & Diabetology
  • ENT, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fetal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrosciences
  • General Paediatrics
  • GI Surgery, GI Oncology and Bariatric Surgery
  • Gynaecology and GynaeOncology
  • Head & Neck Cancer Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Lab & Pathology
  • Liver Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Medical Genetics
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosciences
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Paediatric Care
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Paediatric Pulmonology
  • Paediatric Surgery & Pediatric Urology
  • Peripheral Vascular and Endovascular Sciences
  • Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology & Imaging
  • Renal Care
  • Respiratory & Sleep Medicine
  • Rheumatology and Immunology
  • Urology
Back to top