Jaundice in newborns and adults occurs when the blood has too much pigmentation in it, called bilirubin, that causes yellowing of the skin and eyes. In newborns, the condition is caused by their livers not being fully able to flush out biliruin out of their systems yet, and in adults it could be a sign of a poorly functioning liver or other ailments. If you are an adult with jaundice, learn how to treat and prevent the condition and see your doctor to rule out any life-threatening conditions like liver disease, you may have.
Jaundice in adults can be caused by liver disease (Alcoholism), pancreatic cancer, a blockage in the bile duct, hemolytic anemia, acute hepatitis (any), or a variety of other possibly dangerous symptoms and you should see your doctor to treat your jaundice and find the cause for it. Jaundice is typically a sign that the liver is failing to flush out the body properly, so if you notice yellowing or your skin or eyes, you should see your doctor about your jaundice, the levels of bilirubin in your system, and what is causing your jaundice.
This article is basically aimed at managing jaundice once you have it, and also to provide ways to help the liver. While there are usually very serious ailments behind adult jaundice, this article will hopefully help provide ways to boost the liver function in the body to make the jaundice levels less life-threatening, but in no way will this article suggest NOT seeing your doctor for the best medical help you may need. Simply, this article is for those who are aware they have jaundice and know why they have it, and provides ways to help manage their jaundice for bettering their health and liver function.
Wheat grass is an excellent way to boost the liver with the enzymatic increasing abilities to help the liver flush the excessive bilirubin from the body, taken once daily.
Eating a banana every day with a teaspoon of honey will help prevent jaundice, with the electrolytes in the banana and the high levels of potassium, and honey is a natural detoxifying and anti-bacterial agent that is great for helping the body flush out toxins.
Lime or lemon juice (10 to 20 drops) in a glass of water helps detoxify the body and helps the major organs flush out toxins, including bilirubin, out of the body.
Dandelion tea is a natural detoxifier and diuretic, helping the body flush out excess toxins.
Tomato juice with a pinch of salt and pepper first thing in the morning is helpful in preventing and treating adult jaundice. Breastfeeding mommies with babies who have jaundice should drink tomato juice in the morning to help their babies flush out jaundice as well.
Radish leaves, boiled in water and drained through a cloth to drink the juice is a great way to treat jaundice.
Ginger is a natural detoxifier. A teaspoon of ginger juice along with a teaspoon of lime juice and mint will help treat jaundice with a major detoxifying boost.
Avoiding fatty, salty, oily foods will help the body flush out toxins naturally. Keep your diet rich in calcium and iron (like drinking buttermilk a few times daily) is a way to naturally prevent and treat jaundice daily.
Drink lemon tea every day, or ginger, or dandelion tea to help the body in boosting the flushing out of toxins from the body for preventing and treating jaundice. Drinking lemon tea for a week straight (lemon leaves boiled and drained) twice a day can help make jaundice fade.
Carrot juice is great for preventing and treating jaundice as well.
A quick remedy for jaundice in adults is a glass of bitter gourd juice, aka karela. Boil the karela and let the juice cool and drink. It will be very bitter but is great when drunk every morning to treat jaundice quickly by flushing out the body.
Drink lots of water (water with a few drops of lemon helps your body absorb more of the hydration and encourage thirst) helps your body function more normally and assists all your organs and digestion in treating jaundice and flushing out your system. The amount of water you should be drinking in a day is your body weight divided by 2, and that number after division is the ounces of water your body needs in a day. If you weigh 150 lbs, you need 75 ounces of water a day. To find out how many cups, take the ounce amount and divide it by 8; at 75 ounces you are just over 9 cups of water needed a day.
These are natural treatments for adult jaundice. but you should talk to your doctor first to find out if natural methods will work for you, and they can help you choose the best natural treatment and diet for your body and condition. Always speak to your doctor about your concerns and ailments to make sure you are truly helping your body with natural treatment and not further harming yourself.