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Beriberi is a vitamin b1 (thiamine) deficiency. There are different types of beriberi dry (Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome), wet (cardiovascular disease), oriental and infantile.
- inadequate intake of thiamine.
- eating a diet in which most calories are derived from polished rice (oriental).
- excessive alcohol consumption (dry and wet beriberi).
- inadequate intake in breastfeeding mothers (infantile).
- other cause can be patients under dialysis, patients receiving high doses of diuretics.
- rarely genetic inability to absorb thiamine.
Sign and symptoms:
- glucose metabolism is affected so there is weakness.
- pain, tingling numbness in hands and feet.
- difficulty walking.
- muscle wasting with loss of function or paralysis of lower extremities.
- strange eye movements - nystagmus.
- mental confusion and speech difficulties.
- brain damage - affecting language and thinking.
- general swelling.
- increased heart rate.
- tachycardia (increased pulse rate).
- lung congestion.
- enlarged heart - congestive heart failure.
In infantile beriberi the child is usually breastfed can have sudden convulsions, cyanosis and can go in a coma.
- avoid alcohol.
- avoid eating unpolished rice or cereals.
- increase intake of thiamine (vitamin b1)
- thiamine is found in almost all foodstuffs of animal and plant origin. Fats oils and sugars do not contain thiamine.
- animal origin: lean meat especially pork, fish, dairy products, poultry, egg yolk are good sources of thiamine.
- yeast is a very good source of thiamine.
- plant origin: cereals, pasta, whole grains like rice and wheat germ, dried beans, peas and soybeans are a good source of vitamin b1.
- fruits and vegetables are not high in thiamine content.
- you can take thiamine supplements.
If any of the above symptoms are observed consult your physician as immediate supplementation of injectable thiamine is essential.