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YELLOW EYES IN SICKLE CELL PATIENTS: CAUSE AND TREATMENT – PART 2

 

YELLOW EYES IN SICKLE CELL

Yellow eyes (Jaundice) is a common ailment of sickle cell disease. It occurs  when there’s a condition that affects the liver.

Sickle cells have a shorter lifespan than normal red blood cells. Due to that, they die faster than the liver can filter them. Bilirubin (a yellow compound) which is formed during the breakdown of cells builds up in the blood because the liver cannot excrete it. This causes yellow eyes (jaundice) in the sickle cell patient.

NATURAL CURE FOR JAUNDICE:

To treat jaundice, the underlying cause must be determined. Some natural remedies can be helpful in managing this condition. Some fruits, vegetables or essential oils contain antioxidants and antibiodies which breakdown bilirubin and help the liver function properly. Some of them are;

1.     Sugarcane Juice

 This contains antioxidants and important nutrients which are helpful in treating jaundice. Drinking sugarcane juice helps restore the function of the liver and keeps bilirubin levels in check. Drink 1-2 glasses of sugarcane juice daily.

2.     Rosemary Essential Oil

This has antioxidants and a hepatoprotective effect on the liver.  Mix 30ml of coconut oil with 12 drops of rosemary essential oil and massage on the abdomen.

3.     Citrus Fruit Juice

Citrus juice like orange juice or lemon juice helps the liver to function properly and liver bilirubin levels. Drink a glass of juice daily.

4.     Garlic

Garlic contains allicin which is a great antioxidant and this helps detoxify the liver and speeds up recovery from jaundice. Add 3-4 cloves of minced garlic to your food daily.

5.     Goat Milk

This contains antibodies which help in the treatment of jaundice. Drink a glass of goat milk daily.

6.     Ginger

Ginger contains antioxidants and boosts liver functions. It may also help in treating jaundice. You can drink it as tea or add to your food daily.

7.     Oregano

This is a strong antioxidant. It cures jaundice naturally by breaking down bilirubin molecules. Drink a glass of oregano tea 3 times daily.

8.     Milk thistle

Siylmarin in milk thistle prevents toxins from attaching to the liver and keeps free radicals in the body at bay.

9: Resveratrol

Studies show that Resveratrol decreases bilirubin in the body and can be an effective remedy for acute jaundice. Resveratrol can be found in foods like; grapes, red and white wine, blueberries, cranberries, and even cocoa and dark chocolate.

9.     Vitamins A and E.

Deficiency in these vitamins is linked with the amount of hemolysis that occurs in adults with sickle cells disease.

TIPS TO MANAGE YELLOW EYES

🍒Drinking much water (to help with the excretion of bilirubin). Drink at least 8 cups of water daily.

🍒Eating high fibre foods and lots of fruits and vegetables which rich in digestive enzymes; at least two cups daily of each!

🍒Reduce intake of processed food (to stop overworking the liver)

🍒Avoiding strenuous activities

🍒Regular checkup

🍒Avoid exposure to harsh weather conditions

🍒Avoiding alcohol

🍒Maintaining a healthy weight

🍒Avoid smoking or using tobacco products

🍒Avoid sugar

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