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My serum total bilirubin level is 36umol/l. Is their any treatment

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my serum total bilirubin level is 36umol/l. Is their any treatment to lower this ? my liver function is described as satisfactory.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service. Your total bilirubin level is mildly elevated.If your other liver enzymes are normal, then this can be hereditary condition known as Gilbert's syndrome.In this condition, the liver lacks glucoroniding enzymes causing elevated bilirubin level.THis is more prominent with fasting blood tests.No treatment is necessary as this is not clinically significant.However, if this is conjugated bilirubinemia, then other possibilities should be explored.Gallbladder disease, viral hepatitis, autoimmune disorders should be checked by a liver specialist in that case.Hence, you need a repeat bilirubin test to determine unconjugated or conjugated predominance.A liver healthy diet will help to lower your bilirubin in any case.Please eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables, especially dark green leafy vegetables and orange, yellow, purple and red colored fruits and vegetables. They have natural antiseptic and anticancer properties. Tomatoes, Beetroots and broccolis are very good for liver and also offer protection against cancer. Saturated fats like: full-cream dairy products, margarines, processed vegetable oils (hydrogenated fats), deep fried foods should be avoided. Please consider oat, rice, almond or soy milks.Please avoid artificial chemicals and toxins such as insecticides, pesticides, and artificial sweeteners and colorings, (especially aspartame), flavorings and preservatives. Excess alcohol should be avoided.Please consume a wide range of proteins from grains, raw nuts, seeds, legumes, eggs, seafood, and free range chicken (without the skin), and lean fresh red meats.If you want to be vegetarian, then be sure to take supplements like, vitamin B 12 ( 1000 mcg daily), iron ( 60 mg daily), taurine and carnitine (1000mg daily) to avoid poor metabolism and fatigue. Best wishes, It was my pleasure to help you today. If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the smiley faces) under this chat box only.Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions! This is the link to my profile: http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/
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