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June 5, 2023

Your Total Bilirubin Should Be Totally Just Right

Bilirubin, a byproduct of hemoglobin breakdown, plays a vital role in health and disease. Elevated bilirubin levels often indicate potential liver or gallbladder disorders, inflammation, or issues caused by certain medications. Conversely, low total bilirubin levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Importantly, bilirubin is not just a waste product; it has significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, contributing to cardiovascular health. 

It's crucial to understand if excess bilirubin is direct/conjugated or indirect unconjugated, as this can help pinpoint the underlying cause.

Understanding the levels of bilirubin and its forms in the body can be instrumental in diagnosing and managing various health conditions.

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