Gilbert's Symdrome is a medical condition that affects 5 to 10 percent of the population. The cause of this illness is the increase of levels of bilirubin that build in the body. People with this condition experience a 75% decrease in glucuronidation that normally occur in the liver.
With the delayed clearance of bilirubin in the system, mild jaundice occurs. Fasting is very taxing on the body. Other stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol and excess refined sugars cause the undo stress on the body and should be avoided or reduced where possible. The need for sleeping a set period of time helps aid the situation as does dranking plenty of fluids and engaging in light exercise. Heavy exercise could over tire the body and produce juandice like symptoms, but they are temporary and the benefits the body gets could out weight the side effects.
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Other names that are common for this type of disease.
- Familial benign unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia
- Constitutional liver dysfunction
- Familial non-hemolytic non-obstructive jaundice
- Icterus intermittens juvenilis
- Low-grade chronic hyperbilirubinemia
- Unconjugated benign bilirubinemia