The yellow pigment and intense itching in the body that does not calm down with anything can be an indicator of high levels of bilirubin in the blood as a result of liver disease, however, it is a myth that climbs by stress, by anger or bad mood as many people consider it. The surgical pathologist of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), in Coahuila, Juan Jesus Ojeda Ibarra, explained in a statement that there are two types of bilirubin; the indirect and the direct. The first one occurs before the death of red blood cells and causes the appearance of anemia.
The second occurs when the liver transforms the indirect, in combination with other components, such as protein albumin, in a non-toxic salt that rises in the presence of diseases such as hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and biliary obstructions, among others. of high bilirubin is done in laboratory studies. The values that are handled as normal, in the case of direct, are from 0 to 0.3 milligrams per deciliter (mg / dl) in blood and in the indirect from 0.1 to 0.5 mg / dl, the total of both should not exceed 1.2 mg / dl.
The main symptoms are yellow in the white area of the eye, as they increase the figures is also evident in the palms of the hands and when it exceeds 4 mg / dl, the skin of the body also takes this color due to the excess of pigment that circulates through the blood.
The doctor adds that under normal conditions, bilirubin must be eliminated in the urine and stool, however when there are stones or tumors the duct that carries the substance from the liver to the intestine becomes blocked and stagnates, so that it returns to the liver and It is absorbed in the blood. Also, there is a nodule in the pancreas, in the case of viral hepatitis A, when some medications are taken and when a person suffers from cirrhosis. In this way Ojeda Ibarra emphasizes that the elevation in bilirubin levels is not a disease by itself, but a symptom that something is wrong in the body or the presence of the aforementioned conditions. The specialist recommends avoiding alcohol intake and contact with patients with hepatitis A, since it is transmitted from person to person; also if there is any symptom should go to the doctor. The idea that people with bad character bile rises has its origin in the bitter taste that is felt in the mouth when a courage is made and in the famous phrase "I it left a bad taste in the mouth ", however there is no scientific relationship between the moody and the high bilirubin, he concludes. EFEIn this note:
Why bilirubin rises