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What does beriberi mean ?

Hi,doctor! Im Evelyn,44 years old,5 1\
Asked On : Sun, 10 Apr 2011
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Hello Evelyn;
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Beriberi is a disease cause by deficiency of vitamin B1 or Thaimine and is commonly prevalent in underdeveloped countries.The symptoms are weight loss;generalised weakness;wernicke's encephalopathy or decreased sensory perception;oedema of body;difficulty in walking;loss of muscle function;mental confusion;shortness of breath and increased heart rate or irregular heart rate.The treatment is vitamin B1 or Thaimine.

Answered: Tue, 28 Jun 2011
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