Jaundice is a liver disorder that causes yellow discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes, due to an increase in the bile pigments, namely bilirubin, in the blood. Jaundice can strike people irrespective of their age and sex. Jaundice is most often the result of a disorder affecting the liver. It is basically of three types – hemolytic jaundice, hepatocellular jaundice and obstructive jaundice.
Causes Of Jaundice
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis E, Obstruction of bile ducts, Gallstones, Pancreatic cancer, Alcoholic liver disease, Inflammation of the liver, Haemolytic anaemia, Typhoid, Malaria, Yellow fever, Tuberculosis, Certain medication, Pregnancy.
Extreme weakness, Headache, Fever, Loss of appetite, Severe constipation, Nausea, Yellow discoloration of the eyes, tongue, skin, and urine, Dull pain in the liver region, Intense itching.