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Knowing Your Liver: Gilbert Syndrome

July 13, 2016

One of the many functions of the liver is breaking down an orange-yellow pigment known as Bilirubin. Bilirubin is a “waste product primarily produced by the normal breakdown of ‘heme’” from hemoglobin in all red blood cells. (1) When bilirubin is not properly disposed of it causes a buildup in the bloodstream which can lead to jaundice. According to the American Liver Foundation, gilbert syndrome affects “three to seven percent of people in the United States” and “ is more common in men than women.” (3)

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