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Hi, my husband has just had bloods done has an islolated raised bilirubin.
We think he may have had LFTs done in the past, but when we lived in the USA and don't have results, so we don't know if this is new.
He's 45 and I've known him for 15 years and he's always had high/borderline high blood pressure but no one has ever been keen to start meds as his 10 yr cardiovascular risk was relatively low.
For the last 6 years he's also had borderline high cholesterol and in the USA they started him on statins , but he got awful muscle pains, so stopped taking them.
He's not overweight and doesn't smoke and no diabetes. I'm wondering if anyone knows if there's a connection between GS and high BP/cHOLESTEROL. I read that GS can protect against CV disease, so although I realise that choletsrol is connected with the liver, assumed that a low cholesterol was more likely.
He does have the GS symptoms that many describe, ie intolerance to dehydration and aerobic exercise, headaches, tiredness etc. He's 9 years younger than me but gets more tired more easily than I do and needs more sleep.
Since he's been diagnosed with Gilberts he's started taking Milk Thistle about 5 days ago and it's given him galloping diarrhoea and flatulence.
He stopped taking the MT for a day and the symtoms stopped , but as sson as he's started taking it again he's got dreadful diarrhoea again. I I know some people call frequent bowel movwments dirrhoea, but I'm an ex nurse and he's describing real diarrhoea to me ie water, with the odd formed stool ( sorry, I know, too much info!) 5-6 times in 24 hrs, worse after he eats. According to what i've read, MT can have this effect, but I understood that it was fairly rare and not severe.
Any advice appreciated, especially if people have done any extended research. Thank you.
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