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Precautions during Gilbert's syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi there,I have been suffering from yellow coloured eyes from last 2 years. Also, I am always feeling tired, even though i sleep for a minimum of 8 hours everyday.
My diet is also good & I do regular exercise.
I have carried out Liver function tests and my bilirubin levels were slightly above the prescribed range.
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
Doctor :   Give me your age, height and weight.
User :   i am 27, 5'8" & 60 Kg
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   last 2 years
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is the yellow color present only in the eye?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Can you tell me about the liver functions test in detail?
User :   the indirect bilirubin & SGOT & SGPT were within range
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   bu the direct bilirubin was slightly higher
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i have done the tests multiple times, & doctors suggested it was ok
User :   they referred to the gilberts syndrome
Doctor :   direct bilirubin value? and total value?
User :   actually i am not having the report with me right now
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   If the total and the indirect are high is indicates congenital or obstructive jaundice.
User :   what does it mean?
Doctor :   These are the types of jaundice.
Doctor :   If doctor have confirmed it has XXXXXXXX syndrome,
Doctor :   It is usually a harmless syndrome,
Doctor :   Usually doesn't require medical treatment.
Doctor :   You have to just follow a the required diet for it.
Doctor :   Which includes eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Doctor :   drink at lest 8 to 10 glass of water.
Doctor :   Avoid alcohol totally.
User :   i regularly go the gym, and follow a good diet pattern which includes oatmeals, milk, eggs, bananas, 3 to 4 liters of water everyday apart from the lunch & dinner
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no
Doctor :   Good.
Doctor :   Avoid margarines and similar type spreads manufactured from hydrogenated damaged fats.
Doctor :   Avoid deep fried and fatty foods
Doctor :   Avoid artificial sweeteners.
Doctor :   Did you follow what i have said?
User :   yup i am writing it down
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   the problem is even after following strict diet, the condition has not improved.
Doctor :   You should also avoid liver toxic drugs.
User :   almost everyone notices my yellow eyes and i feel tired all the time
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you take any steroids for any reasons?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i was thinking of taking the whey protein supplement but decided against it
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   If the diet is not controlling it then, you can talk to your doctor about medication for it( like Phenobarbitone).
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i can help you with?
User :   can you suggest anything more?
Doctor :   About what?
User :   about how to improve my situation!
Doctor :   Only way for this condition is diet and possibly some medication.
Doctor :   It has an excellent prognosis.
User :   prognosis?
Doctor :   Increased bilirubin is not of any worry.
Doctor :   Prognosis mean how a disease progress in the man.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You should not starve your self.
Doctor :   Has staving causes increased symptoms.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else?
User :   no thank you very much for your time!
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
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