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I am having gilbert's syndrome. Can i reduce yellowish color of my sclera any how

By Anonymous May 28, 2011 - 1:20am
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My age is 22yr.
facing it since last 4yrs.

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Is there any medication I should avoid... with Gilbert syndrome?

December 8, 2011 - 4:10am
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Yes, there are because of the way your body processes certain medications. As far as exact medications, this is something that you'll have to discuss with your doctor. 



December 8, 2011 - 8:37am

Hi Anon,

Certain events in your life can trigger episodes of higher bilirubin levels in Gilbert's syndrome, leading to jaundice. Doing what you can to manage those situations can help keep bilirubin under control and perhaps prevent bouts of jaundice in your slera and skin.

This includes:
Tell every doctor about your Gilbert's syndrome. Gilbert's syndrome affects the way your body processes certain medications. This has the potential to worsen side effects. Tell each doctor you visit that you have Gilbert's syndrome, so any medications can be selected with this in mind.
Eat a healthy diet. Choose a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables. Avoid extremely low calorie diets. Stick to a routine eating scheduled and avoid fasting or skipping meals.
Manage stress. Find ways to deal with the stresses in your life. Consider exercise or quiet time alone to cope with stress.

I hope this helps!


May 28, 2011 - 6:39am
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