What triggers the symptoms?

People with Gilberts syndrome often find there are certain triggers that can bring on anepisode of jaundice.

Some of the possible triggers linked with the condition include:

  • being dehydrated
  • going without food for long periods of time (fasting)
  • being ill with an infection
  • being stressed
  • physical exertion
  • not getting enough sleep
  • having surgery
  • in women, having their monthly period

Where possible, avoiding known triggers can reduce your chance of experiencing episodes of jaundice.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018