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Jaundice

Jaundice refers to a yellowish pigmentation of the skin and whites of the eyes. This occurs when the blood contains an excess of the pigment bilirubin.
Bilirubin is a natural byproduct of the breakdown of red blood cells in the body and is typically excreted in the bile as a result of the actions of the liver.
Most typically jaundice in adulthood is caused by a disorder or dysfunction of the liver. It can be caused by other factors including conditions affecting the blood or spleen.
The liver has many functions, one is to remove toxic chemicals or waste products from the blood; bilirubin is a waste product. Jaundice occurs when there is too much production of bilirubin (this can be the case with anaemia) or a defect in the liver preventing bilirubin from being removed or a blockage in a bile duct that decreases the flow of bile or bilirubin from the liver into the intestines.
Jaundice itself is not considered harmful to an adult (this is not the case with babies) however the cause of the jaundice is significant.
A poorly functioning liver will impact on many other functions within the body. It is therefore important to address the cause. There are many food sources that enhance liver function.
At Nutrition Mission, along with an eating plan that can help to get your liver working correctly again, we can recommend supplements that are both haemo protective (liver protective) and haemo restorative (liver repairing).
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19 January 2010