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Treating increased bilirubin

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what is a treatment of High Bilirubin


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replied May 4th, 2010
Treating increased bilirubin
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know what the treatment of increased bilirubin is.

Bilirubin is a product of the metabolism of the heme, which is found in hemoglobin, a principal component of red blood cells. There are two types of bilirubin: conjugated and non-conjugated bilirubin. Non-conjugated bilirubin is not soluble in water, which is why this molecule may be toxic for the organism especially for the nervous system. The conjugated bilirubin is soluble in water and is released from the body by bile into the feces and through the urine. Elevated levels may indicate certain diseases such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, congenital liver enzyme malfunction, stenosis of intra or extra hepatic bile ducts, hemolysis, etc.

Given the data that you described, you are experiencing high bilirubin. You may consider seeing a hematologist to rule out any hemolysis, or hemolytic anemia. You may also consider seeing a gastroenterologist for further diagnosis. There are several medications that reduce the amount of bilirubin in the blood. Also, natural or artificial tanning can be used in treatment of increased bilirubin (the ultraviolet light affects the metabolism of the bilirubin by easing the transformation from indirect into direct bilirubin which is soluble into water).

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only.I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider such as a hematologist and a gastroenterologist for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.


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