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Chronic fatigue, also has Gilbert's Syndrome, has elevated levels of bilirubin. How to lower its levels ?

My 18 year old son has had chronic fatigue since he was 13 years old. He also has Gilbert s Syndrome . My question is with his elevated levels of bilirubin in his blood count which I believe can also cause tiredness would lowering his bilirubin levels improve his health. He eats a diet full of vegetables, fruit, lean meat, wholegrains and has no lifestyle bad habits.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

If it is only Gilbert's syndrome there is nothing to worry. It is a benign disease and it will no harm in any way throughout life. Serum bilirubin will increase and decrease spontaneously and it will never be more than 5.

Tiredness may be due to some other cause or may be due to apprehension due to increased bilirubin

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
Answered: Wed, 31 Jul 2013
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