Jaundice is a condition relevant to the liver under which there is increased level of bilirubin in the blood. As a result of this, the concerned person suffers from change in the colour of eyes and skin to yellow. It is chiefly caused due to excessive breakdown of red blood cells.
Jaundice is characterized by itching on the skin, nausea, vomiting, dark coloured urine and light-coloured stools as well as loss of appetite. Also the patient may complain of general body weakness, headache, swelling in the legs and abdomen, pain in the abdomen as well as fever. Since jaundice is relevant to liver therefore normal functions relevant to the digestive system are also affected.