jaundice

Treat Jaundice Naturally

Jaundice causes a yellowing of the skin and eyes and is caused by a build up of the substance bilirubin in the blood. Normally bilirubin is filtered out of the body by the liver, but when the liver is damaged, overwhelmed, or in the case of infants  simply too immature, to handle the levels of bilirubin in the body you will get jaundice. You should always seek medical care when faced with jaundice, even though most infants will suffer from it after birth. It can be a sign of serious problems such as liver failure or hepatitis in adults.

 

How do I know if I have jaundice?

  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Yellow coloring of the eyes, tongue, and skin
  • Intense itching
  • Pale stools
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Weight loss

 

How do I prevent jaundice?

While you cannot always prevent jaundice, you can take steps to prevent jaundice from common culprits.

  • Drink in moderation or not at all.
  • Limit your exposure to Hepatitis C and get vaccinated for Hep. A and B.
  • Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.

 

How can I treat jaundice?

  • Wheat grass helps to boost liver function and help flush bilirubin out of the body.
  • A banana with a teaspoon of honey helps to detoxify the body.
  • 10-20 drops of lemon or lime juice in a¬† glass of water will help the body flush out toxins.
  • Dandelion tea is a diuretic which helps flush fluids and toxins from the body.
  • Tomato juice with a pinch of salt and pepper in the morning helps to combat jaundice and breastfeeding mothers can pass on the benefits by drinking a glass.
  • Ginger mixed with a teaspoon of lime juice and a hint of mint will help boost organ function and detox the body.
  • Avoid fatty, oily foods that help to clog up the organs.
  • Carrot juice helps to combat jaundice.
  • Stay well hydrated.
  • Get some natural light to help break down bilirubin levels.
  • Feed your baby frequently to help them flush the excess bilirubin out of their bodies more quickly.
  • Radish leaf juice helps to ease abdominal discomfort and improve appetite.
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