Beriberi

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Beriberi

1. WET BERIBERIdifficult to diagnose because not all cases display the classical signsawakening at night short of breath, increased heart rate, swelling of the lower leg2. DRY BERIBERIdifficulty walking, loss of feeling in hands and feet, loss of muscle function, mental confusion, strange eye movement, vomiting.

BERIBERI is a disease that happens when you are lacking in thiamine intake.Manifests in two ways:1. Wet Beriberi2. Dry Beriberi

BERIBERI(THIAMINE DEFICIENCY)

SYMPTOMS

Heart damage is usually reversible, but if acute failure has already occured, the out look is poor.Nervous system damage is also reversible, if caught early. If not, some symptoms may remain.

It is uncommon in Western societies. It once killed thousands of people in Asia. It occurs mostly to alcohol abusers

Vitamin B1 is cofactor of key metabolic enzymes so BERIBERI can cause alterations in heart and energy metabolism.

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BERIBERI occurs mostly in patients who abuse alcohol. Drinking heavily can lead to poor nutrition, and excess alcohol makes it harder for the body to absorb and store thiamine. A rare condition known as genetic beriberi is inherited. This can happen slowly over time and symptoms occur when the person is an adult.

It is easily and completely reversible when recognized and treated corrected

POSSIBLE COMPLICATION:coma, cogestive heart failure, death, psychosis.

DAILY DOSE OF THAIMINE:Female: 1.0mg/dayMale: 1.2mg/day


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