Gilbert's disease is a common disorder passed down through families.It affects the way bilirubin is processed by the liver, and causes jaundice.
Gilbert's disease affects up to 10% of people in some Caucasian populations. The condition is usually noncancerous (benign).
Note: Jaundice typically appears during times of exertion, stress, not eating, and infection.
An indirect bilirubin blood test shows changes that occur with Gilbert's disease.
No treatment is necessary for Gilbert's disease.
Jaundice may come and go throughout your life, especially during illnesses such as colds. However, it usually does not cause health problems.
There are no known complications.
Call your health care provider if you have jaundice or persistent abdominal pain.
There is no proven prevention.
Icterus intermittens juvenilis; Low-grade chronic hyperbilirubinemia; Familial non-hemolytic-non-obstructive jaundice; Constitutional liver dysfunction; Unconjugated benign bilirubinemia