Jaundice can cause death: street food and juice can cause jaundice, tomatoes and radishes can save lives


Jaundice can cause death: street food and juice can cause jaundice, tomatoes and radishes can save lives

A condition known as jaundice occurs when there is an excessive amount of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment, which causes the skin, mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes to turn yellow. There are numerous causes of jaundice, such as tumors, gallstones, and hepatitis. Jaundice in adults typically doesn't require medical attention.

TV actress Dolly Sohi of 'Hitler Didi' fame died of cervical cancer at the age of just 48. Actress Amandeep, sister of actress Dolly, said goodbye to the world just a few hours ago. Jaundice was the cause of Amandeep's death. Just a month ago, 'Jai Ho' fame actress Daisy Shah also got jaundice. He took proper treatment in time and won the battle against this disease.

Until a few years ago, jaundice was a very serious and fatal disease. Over time their cure was discovered and the disease became easier to treat. However, many times it is proving fatal even today.

The disease known as jaundice is characterized by yellowing of the mucous membranes, skin, and sclera (the whites of the eyes). A high concentration of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment, is the reason of this yellow tint. The fluid the liver secretes is called bile. Red blood cells break down to produce bilirubin.

Today in 'Health Water' we will talk about the deadly disease Jaundice. You will also learn that-

- When and why does jaundice occur?

- When does jaundice become more dangerous?

- What is the appropriate treatment for jaundice?

-What kind of food and drink can help you recover faster?

Red cells cause jaundice

Every day billions of cells in our body die and new ones are formed. In this process the red blood cells in our blood also die and turn into bilirubin, which is yellow or orange in color. The liver removes bilirubin from the blood and excretes it in the feces. When red blood cells die more quickly, the amount of bilirubin in the blood also increases. It becomes difficult for the liver to clear it. Due to which our skin, gums and the whites of the eyes also start to look yellow. That is called jaundice.

There are three types of jaundice based on three different conditions-

  • Pre-hepatic Jaundice: When the rate of death of red blood cells increases, the amount of bilirubin in the blood increases. The condition before blood with high bilirubin reaches the liver is called pre-hepatic.

  • Liver Jaundice: When the amount of bilirubin in the blood increases, the liver becomes tired of clearing them. When the liver's filter becomes less effective, it is called liver jaundice.

  • Post-hepatic Jaundice: When the bilirubin filtered from the blood cannot flow properly through the digestive tract to be removed from the body, it is called post-hepatic jaundice. This is due to some obstruction.

When and why does jaundice occur?

Jaundice is usually caused by contaminated water and food. Jaundice is often caused by food available on the road and drinking juices. The disease increases during the rainy months. Wastewater and food prepared from it through supply pipelines are responsible for this.

If you want to avoid this-

Drink boiled water.

Avoid street food and juices.

Do not eat stale food.

Eat fresh and warm food.

Eat home cooked food.

What is the treatment for this disease?

Jaundice in adults is not directly treated. Instead, the doctor first looks for the cause that is causing the symptoms of jaundice. Then it is treated.

If the cause of jaundice is viral hepatitis, the liver is treated first. Jaundice is then removed from the liver by itself. If there is any obstruction in the digestive system, the doctor will treat it.

What to do if a newborn has jaundice?

Most cases of jaundice occur in newborns. Instead of giving them medicine, the mother is often told to breastfeed. When this happens, the baby has frequent bowel movements, which help remove bilirubin from the baby's body.

If the baby has jaundice from breast milk, it is pumped instead of breast feeding for a day or two.

The child is advised to stay in light sunlight in the morning.

Home remedies are also very useful in jaundice

Varanasi Ayurvedcharya Dr. Ajay Kumar says that a healthy diet, fruits and sugarcane juice can help treat jaundice. They explain that some home remedies and Ayurvedic herbs can also prove beneficial in treating jaundice. But, one cannot fully rely on it. It is very important to consult a doctor.

Arjuna bark and neem are beneficial

Consuming Arjuna bark is beneficial for heart and liver. It keeps the cholesterol level under control. It is beneficial in urinary related problems. Neem leaves are also very effective in hepatitis related problems.

Any issue in any of the three stages of bilirubin synthesis can result in jaundice.

Radishes and tomatoes help to filter bilirubin

Tomato juice is considered beneficial in jaundice. You can add salt and black pepper to make it tasty. Radish juice and its leaves help the liver to filter 'bilirubin'. This reduces the level of 'bilirubin' present in the blood.

Amla, lemon and pineapple juice are beneficial

Amla is considered very beneficial in Ayurveda. Vitamin C in amla makes it beneficial. Eating amla or drinking its juice is beneficial. Similarly, lemon and pineapple juice are also beneficial.

If the jaundice persists for a long time, it has turned into black jaundice. Sometimes it can also be due to hepatitis C infection.

Black jaundice is the most dangerous

Black jaundice has the highest mortality rate, so it is considered the most dangerous. Hepatitis C is usually the cause. This virus can seriously damage the liver. Around 32 crore people worldwide are susceptible to this virus. The virus is spread to others through the blood, semen and body fluids of an infected person. It has been observed that one patient can infect 13 people.

Three main reasons for the spread of viruses:

  • Unprotected sex: Unprotected sex with an infected person

  • Infected needle: Using a needle used by an infected person on another person.

  • Mother to Child: Infection from mother to child during pregnancy

What signs of jaundice are present?

There are situations where the patient may not exhibit any jaundice symptoms, and the illness may be discovered by mistake. The underlying reasons and the pace at which the disease progresses determine how severe the symptoms are.

If you have acute jaundice, which is typically brought on by an infection, you can have the following indications and symptoms:

High temperature.
Feels cold.
stomach ache.
symptoms similar to the flu.
Alteration in the color of the skin.
clay-colored feces or dark-colored pee.

In the event that jaundice is not the result of an infection, you could experience symptoms including pruritus, or itchy skin. Abdominal discomfort is the most typical symptom if pancreatic or biliary tract malignancies are the cause of the jaundice. Jaundice associated with liver illness can occasionally occur if you have:

What is the treatment?

There is no specific treatment for black jaundice. Infections are controlled with the help of antibiotics. It is then corrected by changing eating habits.

Diagnoses and Examinations

How can one diagnose jaundice?
Physicians identify jaundice by observing symptoms of liver illness, such as:

The skin becomes bruised.
Spider angiomas are an unusual cluster of blood vessels close to the skin's surface.
Red coloring of the palms and fingertips is known as palmar erythema.
A bilirubin-positive urine test (urinalysis) indicates conjugated jaundice in the patient. It is recommended to validate the results of the urinalysis with serum testing. Bilirubin levels and a complete blood count (CBC) will be part of the serum testing.

Your liver's size and level of soreness will be assessed by your physician during an examination. To further confirm the diagnosis, he or she may employ imaging techniques including liver biopsy (getting a sample of the liver) and computer tomographic (CT) scanning. 

First of all, stay away from street food. Avoid drinking juices available in the open. Try drinking filtered water or boil it. Do not be careless if symptoms of jaundice appear. Consult a doctor immediately and get treatment.