Causes and symptoms of jaundice

The reason for jaundice is that an element called bilirubin gets excessively stored in the blood. Bilirubin is formed by the breakdown of red blood cells. After bilirubin is formed, the liver expels it from the body through feces or urine. If for some reason the liver is not able to do this work, bilirubin starts to accumulate in the blood more than necessary, then it causes jaundice.

Symptoms of jaundice –

  • Yellowing of the white part of the skin, nails and eyes
  • Pale urine
  • Weakness
  • Excessive fatigue
  • fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • itching
  • Pain around the liver
  • stomach ache
  • Weight loss

 

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