5 Possible Causes Of High Bilirubin, And Signs That Your Health Is At Risk
March 29, 2018 14:40
Do you know what causes skin and whites of the eyes to turn yellow? The condition is called jaundice, and it’s caused by high levels of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a product of hemoglobin breakdown, a process that occurs when old red blood cells die. The liver processes bilirubin, and then it’s either stored in the gallbladder as bile or leaves the body with stool. High levels of bilirubin in the blood can indicate a problem with the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, or the rate of red blood cells breakdown. Also, it can appear as a side effect of certain medicines.