For the past 5 days I've had a dull pain in my liver and my clothes get yellow; but other symptoms are absent. My well-wishers suspect I'm suffering from jaundice. Please advise.

Jaundice is a very prominent and noticeable medical condition characterized by the significant change -a distinctive yellowing, in the color of the skin and the whites of the eyes that is caused by excessively high levels of bilirubin in the body. jaundice is probably the most common of all liver ailments and is triggered by an obstruction in the bile duct or the loss of function of the cells in the liver that are responsible for the creation of bile. The bile created by these cells is an essential element in the digestion of food and proper nutrition. Jaundice can also be a symptom of other medical conditions that affect the liver. Some examples of these conditions include malaria, thalassemia, drugs and other toxins, Gilbert's syndrome or cancer. Some of the most prominent symptoms that are present when a person is suffering from jaundice include a considerable loss of appetite, nausea, severe constipation, extreme weakness, a dull pain in the liver, fever, headache and undue fatigue.

There are a number of home remedy options available for the treatment of jaundice. Some are likely to work better than others, largely depending on the physiological condition and make up of your body. You should try a few of them to gauge which ones work best for you.

  • Put some coriander seeds in ½ liter of water and boil it until the volume of liquid reduces to one third. Drink about 50 ml of this concoction on three separate occasions throughout the course of the day.
  • Making the patient drink about 20 ml of lemon juice that has been diluted with water is also known to be extremely beneficial when dealing with jaundice.
  • One of the oldest and most effective remedies for jaundice is to create an infusion of leaves of snake gourd by mixing about 15 gm of the leaves in about 250 ml of water and allowing it to boil. Drink the solution once every day for quick results.
  • Grinding the green leaves of radish and extracting the juice through a muslin cloth to create a solution which should be consumed regularly is known to have a significant healing effect.
  • It is important to remember that you do not exert any additional pressure on your already unhealthy liver. Consumption of alcohol, tea or coffee is strictly forbidden.
  • The patient should increase his or her intake of rich sources of essential vitamins and nutrients like iron and calcium in order to speed up the recovery process of the liver.
Jaundice is a serious health condition and you should discuss these remedies with your doctor. In most cases, you will not need any additional allopathic medication, but it is advisable that you talk this over with your doctor in case you do.

answered by G M

Take half a cup curd(yogurt) and add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder to it. mix well and take early morning empty stomach. Do this for five days. Avoid oily food, spicy food, fried food, bakery, meat, eggs.

IN case you are allergic to yogurt, take pulp of one inch piece of aloe vera leaf, add 2-3 pinches Saindhav salt and 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder to the pulp, mix well and take early morning empty stomach. Do this for 10 days.

answered by S B

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