What Causes Jaundice?
Assalmualakum good afternoon …, my sister is experiencing jaundice, initially she ate geprek chicken with very spicy and quite a lot of sambal and very oily (according to her story) and drink ice water, and this is done 3 times a week. before that he was fasting. not long ago he had a stomachache and nausea accompanied by nausea and fever. after a few days his eyes and body turned yellow. at this time after 2 weeks no fever anymore only the yellow has gone a little but it is still nauseous and vomiting also limp the tongue feels bitter. Can these foods cause jaundice? or there are other causes2. if yes, what focus should the examination be done? 3. what foods should be avoided? thank you very much
Hello Wandri Maulana,
Jaundice is a yellow coloring on the skin, mucosa, and eye sclera. Jaundice in adult patients can be caused by many abnormalities ranging from mild or severe. Jaundice occurs because of increased levels of bilirubin in the blood. Jaundice can be divided into:
Prehepatic: abnormal breakdown of red blood cells
Intrahepatic: abnormalities in the liver / liver, can arise due to acute infection (hepatitis A), alcohol, hepatotoxic drug reactions, and autoimmune
Posthepatic: usually results from a blockage in the biliary tract, for example due to stone formation; pancreatitis; malignancy
In acute cases, hepatitis A infection can cause complaints as you mentioned. Hepatitis A is inflammation of the liver that is caused due to hepatitis A virus infection. This infection is transmitted through food or drink that is contaminated with hepatitis virus (from feces).
Symptoms of hepatitis A are:
Nausea and vomiting
Urine is dark like tea
Apart from hepatitis A there are also other acute causes such as cholangitis, malaria, which can cause yellow. For hepatitis A, treatment is usually supportive and symptomatic only, there is no specific treatment because hepatitis A can heal on its own because the immune system.
Noteworthy in the healing process are:
Get enough rest
Drink enough water
Avoid fatty foods because it can trigger nausea and vomiting in sufferers
Avoid alcoholic drinks
To prevent transmission to others, patients are prohibited from preparing food for others, washing hands thoroughly with water and soap after defecating, not exchanging cutlery with patients. In order not to get sick again, as much as possible to avoid snacks or food that is not guaranteed hygiene. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.