Gilbert syndrome in children has characteristic features that are easily identified in diagnosis. In the patient's blood, an elevated bilirubin content is found, partial insufficiency of glucuronyltransferase is detected, a lack of functional changes in the liver, a hereditary predisposition.
For the first time this disease was described in the early XX century, numerous studies have shown that most often Gilbert's syndrome in children is found in males.
The most commonly diagnosed disease is diagnosed in adolescence: children begin to complain of aching pain and uncaused discomfort that occurs in the right hypochondrium. The child begins to tire quickly, become sluggish, fatigue literally knocks him down. The main symptom indicating intermittent jaundice in children is the bright yellow color of the sclera of the eyes, it can then show up, then disappear, and all this will happen until the irritating factor is eliminated.
If you notice that something similar is happening with your child, see a doctor immediately. He will appoint the necessary tests that confirm or refute the preliminary diagnosis. The list of diagnostic procedures must include:
Many doctors are inclined to think today that Gilbert's syndrome in children is not a disease, but a genetic feature of the body. Therefore, long ago refused symptomatic treatment.
If Gilbert's syndrome in a child is not accompanied by other diseases of the digestive tract, the patient is prescribed strict adherence to the regime and dietary nutrition. From the diet completely eliminate fatty foods, smoked products, canned food, marinades and salted. Such patients can not eat spicy seasonings, bitter, floury, red fruits and vegetables. Alcoholic beverages are strictly forbidden. Patients should eat with small interruptions, they can not engage in professional sports. If intermittent jaundice in children is exacerbated, doctors prescribe in addition to diets also diuretics, cholagogue.
In fact, the described state is a variant of the norm, therefore the forecasts are very benevolent. Lethal outcomes are excluded, but complications such as cholelithiasis or psychosomatic disorders are possible. They occur only with frequent exacerbations. In order to exclude them, it is necessary to engage in prevention.
A healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, hardening, limiting physical exertion - all this should become the norm of life and always accompany a person in life. Remember, Gilbert's syndrome in children is not a diagnosis, but a condition.
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