Jaundice is a medical condition that occurs when there is an excess of bilirubin in the blood, leading to yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is produced when the liver breaks down old red blood cells.

Jaundice can be caused by a variety of factors, including liver disease, hepatitis, gallstones, blood disorders, and certain medications.

The symptoms of jaundice can vary depending on the underlying cause, but may include yellowing of the skin and eyes, fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, dark urine, and pale stools.

Treatment for jaundice depends on the underlying cause and may include medications to reduce bilirubin levels, treatment for underlying liver disease or infection, and in some cases, surgery to remove gallstones or repair bile ducts.

Prevention of jaundice involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding excessive alcohol consumption, getting vaccinated against viral hepatitis, and seeking prompt medical attention for any symptoms of liver or gallbladder disease.

It's important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have jaundice, as it can be a sign of a serious underlying condition.