Hepatocellular. Hepatocellular (hepatic) jaundice can be caused by acute or chronic hepatitis, hepatotoxicity, cirrhosis, drug-induced hepatitis and alcoholic liver disease. Cell necrosis reduces the liver’s ability to metabolize and excrete bilirubin leading to a buildup of unconjugated bilirubin in the blood.
Causes: High bilirubin levels
Common symptoms of hepatic jaundice include: loss of appetite. bloody nose. skin itching. weakness. abnormal weight loss. swelling of your abdomen or legs. dark urine or pale stool.
There are three main types of jaundice: pre-hepatic, hepatocellular, and post-hepatic. In pre-hepatic jaundice, there is excessive red cell breakdown which overwhelms the liver’s ability to conjugate bilirubin. This causes an unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia.
Post hepatic jaundice: Post-hepatic jaundice, is also called as obstructive jaundice, is caused by an interruption to the drainage of bile in the biliary system. The most common cause is due to gallstone in the common bile duct or due to pancreatic cancer.
Post-Hepatic Jaundice In this type, the liver may function properly and the RBC may be healthy but bilirubin remains intact in the blood without getting excreted because it gets obstructed which is why there is no proper drainage of bilirubin( 3 ).
Post-hepatic: Jaundice in these cases, also termed obstructive jaundice, is caused by conditions which interrupt the normal drainage of conjugated bilirubin in …
Post-hepatic jaundice prevents the bile from draining out of the gallbladder and into the digestive system. It’s caused by conditions such as gallstones or tumors. In most cases of post-hepatic, surgery to unblock the bile duct system is recommended.
We already mentioned the most characteristic symptoms of Jaundice – the yellow tinge of the skin and the whites of the eyes. However, a noticeable yellow color can also affect the mucous membranes in the mouth and the nose. The yellowing of the skin starts at your …