An excess of bilirubin in blood can produce jaundice, is a yellowish discoloration of skin, tissues and sclera is caused by high levels in blood of the chemical bilirubin. It results from an increased amount of bilirubin, a reddish-yellow pigment in blood, when bilirubin level is mildly elevated, they are yellowish and they tend to be brown when bilirubin level is high. Jaundice is mainly manifested by yellow discoloration of the sclera, skin, urine, normally resulted from the dampness in the spleen and heat in the stomach,leading to abnormal circulation of the bile which spreads to the skin surface. It is further divided into Yang jaundice and Yin jaundice according to its nature.
Bilirubin is formed by the breakdown of haemoglobin, a pigment in red blood cells. The liver removes bilirubin from the blood stream and discharges it in the bile. The chemical that remains in the blood after the iron is removed becomes bilirubin. Thus, jaundice results from either excessive production of bilirubin or reduced discharge of bile. Jaundice is not a disease but a symptom of various diseases.
Hemolytic jaundice results from an increased breakdown of red blood cells, which causes a greater concentration of bilirubin in the blood. Hepatocellular jaundice occurs when the liver is diseased, as in hepatitis, so that it cannot secrete enough bile. Mainly Bilirubin collects in the body, with the result jaundice develop. Obstructive jaundice is caused by the blocking of the bile ducts. Gallstones may also cause such a blockage. Many babies are born with physiologic jaundice, which occurs if the body cannot process all the bilirubin it produces. In most cases, it disappears within two weeks after birth.
Bile a fluid secreted by liver helps the body digest and absorb fatty foods. It also rids the body of certain waste products. The liver secretes bile continuously, producing about 1 litre per day. Bile flows from the liver into a tube called the hepatic duct. It connects with the common bile duct, which leads to the small intestine. Except after meal most of the bile does not proceed directly to intestine. Rather, it enters in gall bladder, a pouch attached to the common bile duct. There, bile is stored and concentrated until needed. It contains various waste products that eventually become part of the faeces (solid body wastes). One of these waste products, bilirubin, is formed from breakdown of red blood cells. Bilirubin gives bile its colour, which ranges from brown to greenish-yellow. Other waste matter in the bile includes excess cholesterol and certain poisons that the liver removes from the bloodstream.
The seasonal and epidemic factors accumulate in the spleen and stomach, leading to internal formation and collection of damp heat. Dampness after mixed with heat is apt to penetrate deeper, while heat mixed with dampness is apt to get more exuberant. The liver and gallbladder are steamed by the heat in the spleen and stomach, leading to overflow of the bile to the skin surface, thus jaundice appears.
Irregular diet injures the spleen and stomach, causing disturbance in transportation and transformation and internal formation of dampness, which transforms into heat. Damp heat stains the skin yellow.
YANG Jaundice ; Main manifestations: Lustrous yellow skin and sclera, fever, thirst, scanty dark yellow urine, heaviness of the body, fullness in the abdomen, stuffiness of the chest, nausea, yellow sticky tongue coating, string taut, rapid pulse. If the spleen yang fails to resolve the dampness, the normal distribution of bile is impaired, affecting the spleen, soaking into the muscles, and spreading to the skin which turns yellow as if it were smoked.
Basically, steaming of the damp heat makes the bile spread to the skin surface. Heat being a yang factor, makes the yellow discoloration of the skin lustrous. Fever, thirst, scanty dark yellow urine are due to excessive damp heat, which damages the body fluid and disturbs the activity of the bladder.
YIN Jaundice ; Main manifestations: Sallow skin, heaviness of the body, weakness, loss of appetite, epigastric stuffiness, lassitude, aversion to cold, absence of thirst, pale tongue, thick, white tongue coating, deep slow pulse. Yin jaundice can also result from an improperly treated yang jaundice which leads to injury of the yang qi, hypo-activity of the spleen yang, and internal collection of cold dampness.
Basically, the stagnation of cold dampness in the spleen and stomach impedes the distribution of yang qi, leading to overflow of the bile, thus the skin is sallow. In case the dampness stays in the spleen, the spleen yang is hypo-active and the transporting and transforming function is impaired, therefore heaviness in the body, loss of appetite and epigastric stuffiness occurs.
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