Treatment For Patients With High Bilirubin Levels?
Assalam and good afternoon doctor. I recently made a blood test for liver function. The bilirubin level is rather high ie 65.0 μmol / L. What should I make? And what is the impression for the long term if not treated? Thank you doctor.
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High blood bilirubin is also called bilirubinemia, where bilirubin in the blood is higher than the normal value determined. For total bilirubin, the normal value is 3-22umol / L; for normal bilirubin conjugation values can range from 0-5umol / L.
An increase in bilirubin can occur due to system disorders before the liver, within the liver itself, or because of interference after the liver. So knowing the value of total bilirubin and conjugated bilirubin will provide information on the abnormalities in which system, whether abnormalities before the liver, the liver itself, or after the liver.
Some of the conditions below can cause an increase in blood bilirubin, such as:
1. damage to blood cells as in hemolytic anemia
2. hepatitis infection
4. liver tumor
5. hepatic chirosis or damage to liver tissue
To find out the cause, it is necessary to consult and examine directly with an internist. The doctor will conduct interviews, physical examinations, supporting examinations such as blood tests, ultrasound, or radiological examinations. This diagnostic step needs to be taken to determine the cause of the increase in biliruin in the blood, so that it can be controlled immediately and can be done immediately to prevent further impaired liver function.
In connection with your question, the existence of above-normal bilirubin values that you submit, is likely an assessment of total bilirubin, therefore, further evaluation is needed to determine whether conjugated bilirubin or unconjugated bilirubin to determine the cause of this bilirubin increase. By knowing the cause of this abnormal bilirubin value, the treatment given by the doctor will be more optimal, and in accordance with the cause. Although in general, cases of increased bilirubin are often caused by infection with hepatitis or gallstones, this condition must also be confirmed by the doctor who treats you.
And if this condition is not treated as early as possible it can cause indigestion, decreased appetite, increasingly yellow body, or until the failure of liver function. Evaluate your healthy lifestyle, if you have lived a healthy lifestyle, then you can continue it. Admittedly, if your healthy lifestyle is not going well every day, then you need to consider trying and doing a healthy lifestyle, good eating habits, sleeping or Sports.
Therefore, to ensure your current health condition, you should immediately consult a specialist in internal medicine as described above. Thus, you can recover quickly and prevent unexpected risks.
Thus the info we can convey.