Gilbert's syndromeOverview


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


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


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.


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

Page last reviewed: 21/08/2018
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