Yellow Skin And Associated Liver Disorders?
Why if our liver is already yellow please answer yes doc? 🙏🙏
Good evening, thanks for the question
Jaundice is a yellow staining on the skin and mucous membranes due to increased levels of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a product of the breakdown of red blood cells. Then the unconjugated bilirubin will carry blood to the cells in the liver to be converted into conjugated bilirubin. After conjugated bilirubin will go to the bile duct, then excreted into the small intestine and converted into urobilinogen which functions to stool into yellowish color, and some will be reabsorbed by the body.
Disorders of the liver, for example in inflammatory conditions of liver cells or acute hepatitis, the above process will be disrupted, resulting in the accumulation of residual bilirubin in the blood. When the levels are very high in the blood, bilirubin can enter the loose tissue, so the eyes and skin look yellowish.
Here are the causes of jaundice:
1. Acute liver inflammation
2. Inflammation of the bile ducts
3. Blockage of the bile duct
4. Anemia due to excessive breakdown of red blood cells
5. Stasis of bile flow
6. Gilbert's Syndrome
Treatment for jaundice is based on the cause of the results of physical examination and support.
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