is a medical condition that results in yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. It is caused by an accumulation of bilirubin in the body, which is a yellow pigment that is produced during the breakdown of red blood cells.
Symptoms of jaundice include yellowing of the skin and eyes, dark urine, pale stools, fatigue, abdominal pain, and fever. Jaundice can be diagnosed with a blood test that measures the levels of bilirubin in the body.
Treatment for jaundice depends on the underlying cause. In some cases, no treatment may be needed, and the jaundice will resolve on its own. However, if the jaundice is caused by a liver problem or a blockage in the bile duct, treatment may involve medication, surgery, or other interventions to address the underlying condition.
If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of jaundice, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.