Jaundice is a term used to describe yellowish tinge on the skin, and white in the eyes. This disease may also turn body fluids into yellow color. This disease can happen to people of all ages and is normally the result of an underlying condition. Generally, Jaundice indicates a problem with the liver or bile duct.

Fast facts on Jaundice

  • It is caused by a buildup of bilirubin, a waste material, in the blood
  • Its symptom include a yellow tinge on skin, dark urine, itchiness
  • An inflamed liver or obstructed bile duct may lead to jaundice

Affected age group


















60 & older



Symptoms of Jaundice

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Itchiness
  • Dark urine
  • Pale stools
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • A yellow tinge to the skin & whites of the eyes

Worse effects

  • Death
  • Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding
  • Liver failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Infection/sepsis
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Electrolyte abnormalities
  • Hepatic encephalopathy (brain dysfunction)

Diet tips for Jaundice

    • Water and herbal tea are excellent options
    • Drink at least eight glasses of fluids per day
    • Eat at least 2 ½ cups of veggies and 2 cups of fruits per day
    • Look for high-fiber foods, such as oatmeal, berries, and almonds

To seek guidance on how to treat the disease through natural remedies, consult Dietitian Harpreet on 8728914242