Disorders of the liver- Jaundice (Risk Factors (Obstruction of the bile…
Disorders of the liver- Jaundice
The liver produces bile, a digestive juice (bilirubin)which enters the bile, then leaves the body. If there is too much bilirubin, it can leak into the surrounding tissues (hyperbilirubinemia), and it causes the yellow color in the skin and eyes.
Assessment findings and symptoms
A procedure called an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). This is a procedure combining endoscopy and X-ray imaging.
Jaundice is caused by a buildup of bilirubin, a waste material, in the blood.
Obstruction of the bile duct
Inflammation of the bile duct
Acute inflammation of the liver
Is a yellowish or greenish pigmentation of the skin and whites of the eyes due to high bilirubin levels
Anemia-induced jaundice may be treated by boosting the amount of iron in the blood by either taking iron supplements or eating more iron-rich foods
It is essential that people maintain the health of this vital organ by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and not consuming more than the recommended amounts of alcohol.
Surgical treatment may be necessary in certain cases of cancer, congenital malformations, conditions that obstruct the bile ducts, gallstones, and abnormalities of the spleen.