Gilbert's Disease Overview
What is Gilbert's disease?
A person with Gilbert's disease has an inherited disorder that results in high bilirubin levels in the bloodstream, a condition referred to as jaundice. Bilirubin is one of the by-products that result from the breakdown of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the bloodstream. The liver of a person with Gilbert's disease is unable to process bilirubin normally.
What are the symptoms of Gilbert's disease?
Symptoms of Gilbert's disease include jaundice, brown urine, and clay-colored stool.
How does the doctor treat Gilbert's disease?
There is no specific treatment for Gilbert's disease. Severe episodes of jaundice are rare.
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