Symptoms of Jaundice:

  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
  • Dark urine
  • Skin itch
  • Pale-coloured stools (steatorrhoea)
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting

Treatment Options:

  • Identifying and treating the underlying cause, such as liver disease, gallstones or bile duct obstruction
  • Lifestyle changes including a healthy diet, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining hydration
  • Medications to address specific causes or symptoms, like antiviral drugs for hepatitis or pain relievers
  • Phototherapy for newborns with jaundice to help break down bilirubin
  • Surgical interventions such as removal of the gallbladder and clearing the bile duct blockage. Resection of the bile duct or pancreas for tumour obstruction
  • Liver transplantation for advanced liver disease or failure

Preventive Measures:

  • Vaccination against hepatitis A and B
  • Practicing safe sex and avoiding sharing needles to prevent hepatitis transmission
  • Moderating alcohol consumption
  • Maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding obesity
  • Regular exercise and physical activity
  • Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains

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