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Elevated bilirubin level, gilbert syndrome. Future risks?

hello sir, i want to know that i have an elevated bilirubin level of 2.4 that remains constant. doctors suggested me that it is gilbert syndrome and cant be lowered and is perfectly fine.i am a 23 year old boy and i am perfectly fine.may i know that there will be any future risks and remedies to lower this count
Asked On : Sun, 6 May 2012
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Gilbert Syndrome is a hereditary disease (runs in Families) due to decreased activity of UDP Glucurony Transferase enzyme in liver where patients present with mild jaundice. This enzyme removes bilirubin from blood, as its activity is decresed the removal is sluggish. Usually disease is benign and does not require any treatment. No medications are usually required to lower Bilirubin level as it does not cause any harm with mild increase in Unconjugated bilirubin.

Only precaution advised is while consuming drugs which are metabolised by liver, which can someteimes increse the bilirubin level. Hence it advised to intimate every physician you consult, regarding your condition as they avoid drugs which are handled by this enzyme in liver.

Hope you find this information helpful.
Wish you a healthy Life.
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