If, after the date of the blood test you found that you have elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood, you must immediately contact the doctor. Only a specialist can identify the true cause of this phenomenon and eliminating it, lowering the level of bilirubin in your blood. Independently to reduce the bilirubin without medical help impossible.
Causes increased levels of bilirubin in the blood, can be many.
First, this phenomenon may indicate anemia, which may be congenital or acquired. In anemia aktiviziruyutsya the process of destruction of red blood cells, therefore increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood, and hence the amount of generated indirect bilirubin is also increasing. Acquired hemolytic anemia usually occurs due to weakened immunity. Symptoms of acquired anemia are: yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin, fever, fatigue, headache, unpleasant sensations in the left hypochondrium, dark urine.
Second, the level of bilirubin can rise with jaundice. The symptoms of this disease are similar to symptoms of anemia: yellow skin, mucous membranes and the whites of the eyes, dark urine, appears bitter belching, constant nausea, pain is felt in the liver area.
Thirdly, the amount of bilirubin in the blood increases due to violations of the outflow of bile that can be caused by gallstones, pancreatic cancer, cancer of the gallbladder. The symptoms are the same as in jaundice, but they are accompanied by vomiting and loss of appetite.
Sometimes a slight increase of bilirubin level may be normal, as, for example, newborns or pregnant women in the later stages. However, such cases also require the attention of experts, because there is a risk of detection of some diseases. In General, increasing levels of bilirubin in the blood indicates a fairly serious failure in the body, to try to deal with this problem is not necessary – as soon as possible to consult a doctor who will identify the cause and prescribe proper treatment. Otherwise, you can start the disease that will lead to serious consequences.