What is Bilirubin? Normal Values and Height of Bilirubin
Bilirubin is an orange-yellow substance that occurs during the breakdown of red blood cells. Bilirubin is produced by our livers and can be found in the blood. Bilirubin passes through the liver and is thrown out of the body. Bilirubin test is performed to determine the level of bilirubin in the blood. The height of bilirubin usually results from problems with liver diseases or bile ducts.
What are Normal Bilirubin Values?
Direct (conjugated) bilirubin: 0 – 0.3 mg / dL (milligram / deciliter)
Total bilirubin: 0,3 – 1,9 mg / dL
Normal ranges can vary slightly from laboratory to laboratory.
Why is the bilirubin test done?
The bilirubin test is usually performed as part of a group of tests to check the health of your liver. Bilirubin testing can also be performed in the following cases.
Detection of jaundice (height of bilirubin may cause yellowing of your skin and eyes).
To determine whether your liver is blocked in the bile duct
Help diagnose or control liver diseases such as hepatitis
Detection of red blood cells
To determine whether treatments are successful or not
Symptoms of height of bilirubin
Nausea and vomiting sensation
Dark amber or brownish yellow colored urine
High fever with shivering
Itching on the skin
Clay colored or faded color stool
Abdominal pain and edema
Pungent odor in urine
The skin turns white and the eyes turn yellow
Causes of bilirubin height
Diseases that cause obstruction of bile ducts such as cancer in gallstone or pancreas
Some infections, such as gallbladder inflammation
Gilbert syndrome (Bilirubin not being treated normally in the liver)
Diseases causing liver damage such as hepatitis, cirrhosis or mononucleosis
As side effects of various medications such as birth control pills, antibiotics
Allergic reaction during blood transfusion
Sickle cell anemia
Tumors that affect the liver, bile ducts or gallbladder
Genetic diseases such as Dublin Johnson syndrome, Rotor Syndrome, Dubin – Johnson Syndrome, Crigler – Najjar Syndrome
Diseases related to gallbladder problems: (abnormal constriction of the main bile ducts, gallstones, tumors, injuries, gallbladder or pancreatic cancer)
Factors causing the elevation of bilirubin in newborns (Erythroblastosis fetalis, problems that may affect the liver (neonatal hepatitis, etc.), Hypoxia and lack of normal bile ducts)
How is bilirubin reduced?
If you are suffering from bilirubin, you should consult a General Surgery doctor. The doctor will give you various tests and perform the necessary treatment according to the cause. You can also prescribe medication to lower your bilirubin level. We also recommend that you do the following to reduce the rate of Bilirubin.
Pay attention to feeding
Stay away from fried food, spices and salt, cook low-fat meals. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. Do not eat fatty meat. For carrot or orange juice. Or you can drink hot water into a slice of lemon.
For barley juice
If the increase in bilirubin levels is not caused by a very serious cause, this rate can be reduced by natural methods. Boil a cup of barley barley into three liters of water (12 liters of water) and boil at low temperature to make ‘barley juice’. This magic potion is very effective for high bilirubin levels. Consult your doctor for several glasses per day.
Turmeric and yogurt
Try the turmeric and yogurt mix. Mix 50 grams of yogurt and 10 grams of turmeric powder. Continue to consume half of this mixture in the morning, the other half for 15 days at night.
Treatment of height of bilirubin in newborns
There is no need for any special treatment to increase the bilirubin levels in newborns. In order to treat moderate bilirubin height, your doctor may place you under the bilirubin lights, covered with eyes closed to prevent damage to the eyes of the newborn infant.
Bilirubin height is caused by biliary stone, stone can be removed by surgery. Liver transplantation may be required if there is dysfunction of the liver.