Gilbert's syndromeOverview

overview

Gilbert's syndrome is an inherited condition where the liver in unable to process a substance called bilirubin properly.

symptoms

The main symptom of Gilbert's syndrome is short episodes of jaundice, where the skin and whites of the eyes turn yellow.

causes

Gilbert's syndrome is caused by a faulty gene that runs in families. It's not related to lifestyle or serious liver problems like cirrhosis.

treatments_overview

There's no treatment for Gilbert's syndrome. But avoiding things that trigger your symptoms can help.

Page last reviewed: 21/08/2018
Next review due: 21/08/2021